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Jeff Gordon ready to tackle latest change at Darlington's 'Lady in Black'

Jeff Gordon's grown accustomed to change in NASCAR, especially at Darlington Raceway.The four-time Sprint Cup series champion has won races at the track "Too Tough To Tame," in March, May, August and September and is ready for Darlington's latest schedule shift when the Southern 500 takes place April 12th.Gordon says things are always changing in stock car racing and when Darlington holds its race does not matter — as long as he's lined up at the starting line. Gordon is the series' active leader with seven victories at Darlington, trailing Hall of Famers David Pearson with 10 and the late Dale Earnhardt with nine."It's still Darlington," he said. "The track conditions might change slightly, but you want to be positive and open-minded about what's best for the fans, for the sport."After all, "The Lady in Black" was a much different layout when a young Gordon first drove it in a Busch Grand National car in the early 1990s. The start-finish line was on the backstretch, there were no ligh...

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