Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/30/14
Rick Hendrick was relieved when the news broke on Friday that Jeff Gordon would be added to the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup field. After all the drama surrounding the finish of last weekend's race at Richmond International Raceway, the team owner of NASCAR's juggernaut operation commended the sanctioning body for deciphering the madness. "I think NASCAR, I think (Chairman) Brian France did a great job, he stepped up and he said I made the decision and this is the way it's going to be," Hendrick said. "It sounded like Bill (France Jr.). 'I'm going to make sure this doesn't happen and this is the way we are going to race from here on.' "I applaud NASCAR for what they have done. I think everybody in the garage, if we could go back and run Richmond over it would be a lot different." Although Hendrick is ready to "move on," he acknowledged the past week has been exasperating. Hendrick believed Gordon was in the Chase field on Saturday night "until the monitor showed that he wasn't....
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