Found August 14, 2013 on Start 'N' Park Blog: Yardbarker Blogger Network
One year ago Jeff Gordon was able to sneak his way into the Chase for the Sprint Cup. He was able to get a second place finish, which bumped out Kyle Busch in the very last race. This year he won’t be so lucky. Entering this weekend’s race at the Michigan International Speedway he sits 13th in points. He is 15 points behind 10th place, so not all is lost for his cause. The problem is if he does not win in the next four races he’ll have to make sure he gains more points than Truex, Greg Biffle, Brad Keselowski, or anyone else in his way. The final four tracks historically play into Gordon’s favor. There is Michigan this week, Bristol the week after, then Atlanta, and finally Richmond. Taking a look at his career stats we see plenty of wins and success. Track St W T5 T10 Avg. Fin. Led DNFs Michigan 41 2 18 25 12.4 954 6 Bristol 41 5 16 22 12.4 2,713 6 Atlanta 39 5 16 25 11.9 1,280 5 Richmond 41 2 16 25 14.3 1,415 7 As seem with Watkins Glen on Sunday, it’s a tr...

Jeff Gordon sporting Axalta Standox paint scheme at Michigan

When Jeff Gordon hits the track at Michigan International Speedway he will do so driving the No. 24 Axalta Standox Chevrolet. The car features a paint scheme from renowned NASCAR artist Sam Bass, who has designed over 50 different schemes for Gordon. Gordon’s latest paint scheme look similar to the days of DuPont on the No. 24 to fans who have followed the four-time Cup champion’s...

Jeff Gordon bids farewell to Dave

Four-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon bid Dave Despain a "bittersweet" farewell as the final interview on SPEED's long-running "Wind Tunnel" program Sunday evening.

Sam Bass Unveils New Standox Car for Jeff Gordon and Hendrick Motorsports

For the past 21 years, Sam Bass' artwork has been brought to life onboard the No. 24 Chevrolet with Jeff Gordon driving to championships as well as numerous victories together. Beginning in 1992, Bass worked with Gordon and Hendrick Motorsports to unveil the "Rainbow Warrior" paint scheme that became synonymous with the team. Since that time, Bass has designed over...

Gordon focuses on Friday at Michigan

For Jeff Gordon and the No. 24 team, a good finish in Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway requires a better start to the weekend.   When the green flag dropped here in June, Gordon was "pretty happy" with his Chevrolet SS even though he started from the 29th position. But the race was barely five laps old before he was collected in accident...

Disaster for Gordon

Fighting a car whose handling wasn’t to his liking, Jeff Gordon wrecked near the end of the esses on Lap 14 and put his chances of qualifying for the Chase in serious jeopardy. "It’s unfortunate," said the four-time champion, who fell four spots to 13th in the standings and doesn’t have a victory to establish a claim on a wild-card berth. "I had a big run on...

Are Jeff Gordon’s Chase Chances Done?

PHOTO CREDIT: TODD WARSHAW Written By: Brian Eberly, @beberly18 August 13, 2013 When Jeff Gordon spun across the track and took a hard hit on the inside guard rail on Lap 14 of the Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International on Sunday, he took an even harder hit in the Chase for the Sprint Cup standings.  The 36th place finish dropped the No. 24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet four...

Sprint car safety procedures in question

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart reignited the debate about the danger of open-wheel winged sprint cars when he broke his leg last week in rural Iowa. It was the third crash in a month for Stewart. It came after former NASCAR driver Jason Leffler died racing sprint cars in June, and longtime driver Kramer Williamson...

NASCAR: Hendrick lose out in big points shakeup at Watkins Glen

Entering Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points battle was starting to take shape. A handful of drivers were pretty much locked into the Chase while there were another several drivers teetering on the bubble. With a hot streak the last month, it looked like all four Hendrick Motorsports cars would be headed not just to the Chase but for a title run. Jimmie Johnson...
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