Posted September 20, 2012 on AP on Fox
(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer Jeff Gordon and his Hendrick Motorsports team went from the high of racing their way into NASCAR's championship picture to the low of crashing out of the Chase opener. He says he is not concerned that the emotional roller-coaster has drained the No. 24 team with nine races remaining in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Gordon goes into Sunday's race at New Hampshire ranked last in the 12-driver Chase field, and he's 47 points behind leader Brad Keselowski. He ran in the top give for most of the opener at Chicago, but crashed late when the throttle stuck. Climbing back into the championship picture will be tough, but the four-time NASCAR champion believes his team is up for the challenge.

Picture: Awesome Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Scheme on Jeff Gordon’s Car

Jeff Gordon, driver of the No.24 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports will feature Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on his car at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 13. Gordon also promised to break dance if he ended up in victory lane. Gordon who ended up capturing the second wild card spot in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase got off to a bad start last weekend when his throttle...

Jeff Gordon Teams Up With Turtles; Past Schemes Broken Down

Jeff Gordon announced Thursday that he will drive a car at Charlotte with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles inspired paint scheme. That got me thinking about the cool and no so cool paint schemes Gordon has raced over the years with various forms of entertainment. Below I take a look back at the movies that he’s partnered with, television shows, and whatever you consider FarmVille...

Gordon wins pole in New Hampshire

Jeff Gordon will start from the pole for the NASCAR race in New Hampshire on Sunday as he tries to move up in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Gordon ran a lap at 134.911 mph in qualifying Friday. Kyle Busch was second, at 134.753 mph. Gordon heads into the race Sunday ranked 12th in the Sprint Cup standings. Points leader Brad Keselowski qualified 15th. Denny Hamlin was 32nd in...

Gordon explains hung throttle that lead to Chicagoland crash

Jeff Gordon’s chances to win his fifth career NASCAR Sprint Cup title took a hit litterally when his car collided with the wall on lap 188 at Chicagoland Speedway. Gordon was running fourth at the time of the crash but finished thirty-fifth and is now 47 points behind series leader Brad Keselowski. According to the driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet the throttle hung due to a specially...

Gordon takes pole at New Hampshire

After a dismal start to the Chase for the Sprint Cup last weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, Jeff Gordon got his New Hampshire Motor Speedway weekend started in a positive direction on Friday, claiming the pole starting spot for Sunday’s Sylvania 300 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the track. He did so with a lap time of 28.232 seconds. “That was a great lap,” Gordon said. “Started...

Jeff Gordon Sylvania 300 Race Preview

LOUDON, N.H. – It is like déjà vu all over again for the No. 24 Drive To End Hunger team. Two months ago, Jeff Gordon arrived at New Hampshire Motor Speedway 191 points out of the lead – the largest deficit he has faced this campaign. But six top-six finishes in the next eight races allowed him to cut 54 points off that margin, so why panic ahead of Sunday’s Sylvania 300...

Jeff Gordon qualifies on the pole at NHMS

Jeff Gordon starts on the pole for Sunday's race at NHMS, with a top speed of 134.911 mph. He nipped the #18 of Kyle Busch, who circled the Magic Mile at 134.793. Defending Cup champion Tony Stewart qualified third at 134.568 mph, followed by drivers Brian Vickers (134.482 mph) and Carl Edwards (134.354 mph). "I think we surprised ourselves a little bit with that pole...

Sylvania 300 from New Hampshire Starting Lineup

Jeff Gordon won the pole for Sunday’s Sylvania 300 from New Hampshire with a time of 28.232 seconds. Kyle Busch, Tony Stewart, Brian Vickers, and Carl Edwards round out the top five starting positions. The drivers who did not make the event are Scott Riggs, Jason Leffler, Jeff Green, and Josh Wise. Wise actually qualified for the event, but his time was disallowed after post-qualifying...

Johnson: Tracks In Chase Strong For Team

While meeting with the media Friday morning, Jimmie Johnson said the most obvious statement to anyone who’s watched NASCAR in the last six seasons. Johnson remarked “I feel like all the tracks that are in the Chase are strong for the No. 48 team.  I’m certainly excited to be at this part of the season.” Well no kidding Jimmie, I couldn’t tell these tracks work best for...
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