The infamous mustache is making a comeback - and Jeff Gordon believes he is, too.
The four-time NASCAR champion grabbed the final spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship away from Kyle Busch with a vintage performance last week. He will try to end his long ''Drive for Five,'' starting Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway.
It's fair to say he's feeling just a little rejuvenated.
''This is the defining moment for me at this stage of my career,'' Gordon said. ''Not making this Chase could have had devastating results.''
He's in because of a dramatic performance at Richmond.
Gordon came in trailing Busch by 12 points and beat him by three, making major adjustments to his Chevrolet throughout and coming on strong after falling a lap behind to finish second in a race hampered by rain.
Now, the question is: At age 41 and 11 years removed from his last championship, can he string together 10 strong races to capture title No. 5?
If nothing else, he's showing he's a man of his word...