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Jeff Gordon has kept his promise.
Gordon said earlier this year that he would grow a mustache like the one he spored as a young driver in the early 1990s if his team made the Chase. He made the Chase Saturday night at Richmond thanks to a second place finish and Kyle Busch's misfortune.
During Chase media days on Wednesday, Gordon had sported a full facial stubble look, saying that yes, everything but the mustache would be clean shaven before race festivities kicked off at Chicagoland Speedway. And there it is.
With only a week's worth of growth, it's not as awesome as, say, this picture. But hopefully Gordon keeps the stache long enough to rival not only the look from 20 years ago, but Junior's beard's status as the most famous facial hair in modern-day NASCAR.