Posted September 12, 2012 on AP on Fox

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - JANUARY 15: Jeff Gordon speaks with the media during NASCAR Preseason Thunder Fan Fest at Daytona International Speedway on January 15, 2010 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images)
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...
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