The Driver Suit Blog-A Couple Of Random Items This Week

By David G. Firestone

I’ve decided that this week, I’ll get a few items I’ve been putting off out of the way. I’ve got a couple things, a Jeff Gordon orthopedic brace, and a Furniture Row Racing crew issued t-shirt. Let’s start with the Jeff Gordon Brace.

2001 was a banner year for Jeff Gordon. With six wins, 18 top 5’s, and 24 top 10’s, Gordon handily won the Winston Cup Championship, his final championship. 2001 was also the year marred by the death of Dale Earnhardt.

The scrutiny that the 2001 Pepsi 400 fell under was intense. The first race at Daytona since Earnhardt’s death was a spectacular race with a great finish. Jeff Gordon started 5th, but during lap 143, he was involved in “the big one.” He wound up finishing 37th, three laps down. During that race, he wore this orthopedic brace for unspecified reasons, which he threw in anger after the race. Gordon wore this brace for some time, and it shows a decent amount of wear. Let’s switch gears. At the end of 2018 season, Furniture Row Racing ceased operations, due to a lack of funding. As is the case with such teams, their equipment is sold off. This is an example of a t-shirt issued to crew members. Shirts that are sold to the public aren’t this great.  The shirt is unworn, and doesn’t show any wear.The shirt is made by Bella Canvas, and is a size M. There is a tag in the cowl.The front torso features a FURNITURE ROW logo.The sleeves feature TOYOTA, FURNITURE ROW, DENVER MATTRESS, BASS PRO SHOPS, 5-HOUR ENERGY, and AUTO OWNERS INSURACE logos printed on the top, and nothing in television position. The back torso features TOYOTA, FURNITURE ROW, BASS PRO SHOPS, 5-HOUR ENERGY, and DENVER MATTRESS logos printed on the torso. With those finally out of the way, next week, a boating firesuit!

Author: dgf2099

I'm just a normal guy who collects race-worn driver suits, helmets, sheet metal, and other race-worn items. I will use this blog to help collectors, and race fans alike understand the various aspects of driver suits and helmets, and commentate on paint schemes.

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