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PLAYERS: Jeff Gordon
Jeff Gordon’s chances to win his fifth career NASCAR Sprint Cup title took a hit litterally when his car collided with the wall on lap 188 at Chicagoland Speedway. Gordon was running fourth at the time of the crash but finished thirty-fifth and is now 47 points behind series leader Brad Keselowski. According to the driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet the throttle hung due to a specially made bracket mounted inside of his car. The devise was only being used on his car and not the other cars of Hendrick Motorsports. “It’s something that I’m surprised didn’t happen sooner to us, just the way our bracket was mounted,” Gordon said “It just broke. “I don’t know if it was due to vibration. Whatever caused it for this weekend to happen, it’s our mistake. It’s something that shouldn’t have happened and it won’t happen again.” The crash ended Gordon’s night and may have ended his title hopes. “For me, immediately I was, ‘OK, now I know what went wrong. We’ve got to fix this, this and this

Picture: Awesome Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Scheme on Jeff Gordon’s Car

Jeff Gordon, driver of the No.24 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports will feature Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on his car at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 13. Gordon also promised to break dance if he ended up in victory lane. Gordon who ended up capturing the second wild card spot in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase got off to a bad start last weekend when his throttle...

Gordon takes pole at New Hampshire

After a dismal start to the Chase for the Sprint Cup last weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, Jeff Gordon got his New Hampshire Motor Speedway weekend started in a positive direction on Friday, claiming the pole starting spot for Sunday’s Sylvania 300 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the track. He did so with a lap time of 28.232 seconds. “That was a great lap,” Gordon said. “Started...

Gordon looks to bounce back from wreck in opener

(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer Jeff Gordon and his Hendrick Motorsports team went from the high of racing their way into NASCAR's championship picture to the low of crashing out of the Chase opener. He says he is not concerned that the emotional roller-coaster has drained the No. 24 team with nine races remaining in the Chase for the Sprint...

Jeff Gordon New Hampshire Media Transcript – Pole Winner

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger/AARP Chevrolet, spoke to reporters after winning the pole for Sunday’s Sylvania 300 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. ON HIS QUALIFYING EFFORT AND LOOKING FORWARD TO SUNDAY’S RACE: “Very much so. That was a great lap. Started out as kind of a tough day for us in race trim. We were trying some things that weren’t working...

Jeff Gordon Sylvania 300 Race Preview

LOUDON, N.H. – 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...

Jeff Gordon qualifies on the pole at NHMS

Jeff Gordon starts on the pole for Sunday's race at NHMS, with a top speed of 134.911 mph. He nipped the #18 of Kyle Busch, who circled the Magic Mile at 134.793. Defending Cup champion Tony Stewart qualified third at 134.568 mph, followed by drivers Brian Vickers (134.482 mph) and Carl Edwards (134.354 mph). "I think we surprised ourselves a little bit with that pole...

Team Chevy Sylvania 300 Qualifying Report

LOUDON, NH – Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, will lead the field to the green in Sunday’s Sylvania 300 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Round 28 on the tour and the second stop of the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.  Gordon posted a lap of 28.232 seconds, 134.911 mph to capturing the 72nd pole of his Cup...

CUP: Round Two – Loudon

Jeff Gordon looking for big rebound as Chase resumes at NHMS…

Sylvania 300 from New Hampshire Starting Lineup

Jeff Gordon won the pole for Sunday’s Sylvania 300 from New Hampshire with a time of 28.232 seconds. Kyle Busch, Tony Stewart, Brian Vickers, and Carl Edwards round out the top five starting positions. The drivers who did not make the event are Scott Riggs, Jason Leffler, Jeff Green, and Josh Wise. Wise actually qualified for the event, but his time was disallowed after post-qualifying...

Johnson: Tracks In Chase Strong For Team

While meeting with the media Friday morning, Jimmie Johnson said the most obvious statement to anyone who’s watched NASCAR in the last six seasons. Johnson remarked “I feel like all the tracks that are in the Chase are strong for the No. 48 team.  I’m certainly excited to be at this part of the season.” Well no kidding Jimmie, I couldn’t tell these tracks work best for...
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