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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 when the deficit Gordon now faces is "only" 47?
"It was a disappointing result (in Chicago), but we had a fast race car," said Gordon, who finished 35th in that event after a 'stuck' throttle resulted in contact with the turn 1 wall. "We had a great run from 19th to inside the top five, and I would have liked to have seen if we had anything for them at the end.
"But we'll put that event behind us and focus on trying to win Loudon this weekend. There is still a long way to go."
Gordon's crew chief also believes the 2012 version of the "Chase for the NASCAR Sprint C...
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You have heard it numerous times. You can not win a championship in race one but you can lose it. Jeff Gordon may have done just that when his car crashed into the wall at Chicagoland Speedway following a hung throttle.
Gordon started 19th on Sunday and was running 4th when Gordon relayed the following information to his team. “We’re done, Throttle stuck.”
Jeff Gordon was the first NASCAR Sprint Cup title contender out of contention in Sunday's Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.
Gordon's throttle stuck on Lap 187 and his No. 24 slammed into the Turn One wall. He started 19th but was running fourth at the time.
"We're done," Gordon said over the radio. "Throttle stuck."
Gordon sat in the garage as...
When you look at the opening Chase for the Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway last Sunday, several title contenders had problems.
Jeff Gordon crashed, Matt Kenseth had a shock fall off and Denny Hamlin ran out of fuel on the final lap. When you look at drivers, especially Jeff Gordon - I don't know that I would throw Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth into this category yet...
Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne and Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished inside the top 10 as Hendrick Motorsports opened the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup in a promising way on Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway.
Misfortune struck Jeff Gordon, as his No. 24 Chevrolet was sidelined after a late-race incident.
Here is the race breakdown by team:
Kasey Kahne, No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet:Finish...