Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/10/12
With five races remaining before the Chase, Hendrick Motorsports once again is in true championship form. Jeff Gordon, who has four Cup titles and vaulted into a wild-card spot with his win last week at Pocono Raceway, says the recipe is simple: "Hard work, dedication, great engineers. "We're just a great organization." But losing the title to Tony Stewart, whose organization uses both Hendrick engines and chassis, was a wake-up call to Hendrick Motorsports. After all, the company had won five consecutive titles with Jimmie Johnson before Stewart interrupted HMS' reign. "We came into the Chase last year with so much hope and then went through the Chase and didn't have a good Chase, but yet we ended the season strong at Homestead," Gordon said. "I think just the fact that Hendrick wasn't as strong in the Chase last year as we have been in the past as a company. That is motivation. "We also got a chance because of our relationship with Stewart-Haas to see some things that they w...
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