Butch Smith, right, offered Jeff Gordon advice at the driver's first fan club meeting in Charlotte in 1993, when Gordon won Rookie of the Year.
Butch Smith, right, offered Jeff Gordon advice at the driver's first fan club meeting in Charlotte in 1993, when Gordon won Rookie of the Year.
Butch Smith, right, offered Jeff Gordon advice at the driver's first fan club meeting in Charlotte in 1993, when Gordon won Rookie of the Year.

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