Start ‘N’ Park Blog is taking a look back at the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver by driver. This recap will take a look at the driver’s stats, the season’s highlights, the season’s lowlights, what a quick look at next year. This installment takes a look back at Jeff Gordon who finished in the 10th place in the final standings.
Preseason Pick: 6th
Top 5s: 11
Top 10s: 18
What Was Said Prior To The Season:
“I ranked him second last year because I thought there would be magic between him and his new crew chief Alan Gustafson. They won the second race of the season and it looked like I nailed the pick. Then the summer months hit and they all disappeared. They showed signs of life late, but it was too little too late. I think they’ll be more on track in 2012, but like Ryan Newman before him, there’s just more talented teams ahead of him.”
What Happened In 2012:
A 35th to start the C...