Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 9/30/14

Jeff Gordon has been added to the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season Chase, and will be competing for the championship, NASCAR announced on Friday. Brian France announced that he had the authority to change the rules, and he did just that, adding a 13th driver to the original 12 spot Chase field. NASCAR met with the media on Friday afternoon after concluding a second investigation into alleged race manipulation last week at Richmond International Raceway. It is said that Front Row Motorsports driver David Gilliland was told to slow down so that his Ford teammate Joey Logano could pass. Penske Racing, and Front Row Motorsports were put on probation for the rest of the season for actions detrimental to racing. France said that NASCAR couldn’t determine conclusively that Penske/Front Row “actually did anything on the track.” They continued that Gordon deserved to be in the Chase. “Looking at all of it, there were too many things that altered the event that gave an unfair disadvant...
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