Tag Archive: Jeff Gordon

Nov 10

Harvick wins at Phoenix, clinches spot in championship race

Harvick, Hamlin, Logano and Newman make up final four Chasers

A victory at Phoenix—and a dominating one at that—was exactly what Kevin Harvick needed to keep his hopes for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship alive. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

Gordon pulls away for win at Dover

Scores fourth win of 2014; one of 12 drivers to advance to Contender Round

Jeff Gordon took the checkered flag in Sunday’s AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, but four other drivers got the axe in the first Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup elimination race in the history of the sport.

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Sep 18

Chasers can help break record at New Hampshire

NASCAR National Series News & Notes

NASCAR logo Thirteen different drivers have taken the checkered flag in the last 13 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway – tied with Texas Motor Speedway for the all-time record streak without a repeat winner. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 17

Gordon’s strong restart leads to win at Michigan

Four-time champ holds on after passing Logano on final restart

Jeff Gordon - © Brian Lawdermilk -NASCAR via Getty Images So much for restarts being a problem for Jeff Gordon. The four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion broke away after a late caution to win Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

Jeff Gordon wins 89th career Cup race

Driver celebrates 20th anniversary of first Cup win with trip to Victory Lane

Jeff Gordon - photo © Brian Lawdermilk - NASCAR via Getty Images Jeff Gordon held off Kevin Harvick over the final laps and went on to win the 5-Hour Energy 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on Saturday night. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

Jeff Gordon’s 2014 Sprint Cup car to make its Canadian debut in the Canadian Motor Speedway display at the CME

The Canadian Racing Season Begins February 7, 8, & 9, 2014 at Toronto’s International Centre

Canadian Motorsports Expo logo 2012Jeff Gordon’s 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup car will make its Canadian debut in the Canadian Motor Speedway display at the Canadian Motorsports Expo. The 8th annual CME takes place February 7, 8 & 9 at Toronto’s International Centre. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Late pass gives Gordon first win of 2013

Victory is eighth at Martinsville for veteran; Kenseth, Johnson tied atop standings

NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesJeff Gordon once appeared to own sole possession of that title, but he ceded it to Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson several years ago.

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Oct 15

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Champions avoid ’Dega Wild Card Woes

NASCAR logoJeff Gordon has won six times at Talladega Superspeedway, best among active NASCAR Sprint Cup competitors. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

Alonso best paid driver in motor sport – Forbes

Forbes said the Ferrari driver earns $30 million per year

2013-06-09_1451Fernando Alonso has emerged as clearly the highest earning driver in the entire world of motor racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 16

The 8th Annual Canadian Motorsports Expo…

To be bigger and better than ever in wide-open hall 5

Canadian Motorsports Expo logo 2012The Canadian Racing Season Begins February 7, 8 & 9, 2014 at Toronto’s International Centre.

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Aug 06

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Gordon builds momentum, nearing season’s first victory

NASCAR logoJeff Gordon appears to have caught momentum. Yet, 2013 seems much like a year ago when the four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion didn’t clinch a Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup berth until the final race of the regular season.

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Aug 05

Kasey Kahne passes Gordon late to win at Pocono

Kahne picks up second victory of season in wreck-filled race

Pocono Raceway logoTaking advantage of a caution, Kasey Kahne buried his car into Turn 1 with two laps left and grabbed a win from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon in Sunday’s GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 30

NASCAR National Series News and Notes + Fast Facts

Gordon Returns To Top 10; Next Stop…Victory Lane

NASCAR logoOne step forward, a heckuva lot more steps back. Until recently, that’s been the road map of Jeff Gordon’s 2013 season. For much of 2013, any signs of momentum have been quickly squashed by trouble and bad luck. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 03

NASCAR National Series News and Notes + Fast Facts

Martinsville: Rough and Tumble ride for all

2012-10-30_0008There are no givens at Martinsville Speedway. Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon, winners of 11 of the last 20 races at the 0.526-mile paper clip-shaped track, can speak eloquently to that as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series steamrolls into Sunday’s STP Gas Booster 500.

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Feb 07

NASCAR Acceleration Weekend 2013 previews new season

NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction, Driver Appearances, Q&As, Gen-6 Car Featured

NASCAR logoA long winter’s wait is over. NASCAR Acceleration Weekend 2013 rolls into Charlotte, N.C. Friday through Sunday signaling the beginning of the new season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 23

Canadian Motor Speedway to feature Jeff Gordon’s new 2013 ‘Gen-6′ #24 NASCAR showcar at the CME

The Canadian Racing Season Begins February 8, 9 & 10, 2013 at Toronto’s International Centre

NASCAR - #24 Jeff Gordon Gen 6 carCanadian Motor Speedway logoHaving recently received Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) approval, the proposed Canadian Motor Speedway is one step closer to becoming a reality. Located in Fort Erie, Ontario, the central features of the $150 million facility are a one-mile banked speedway designed by NASCAR star Jeff Gordon, and a 2.6-mile FIA / FIM grade road course. Several other racing, entertainment, industrial and educational components are planned for what is being billed as a world class facility. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

Seven NASCAR Sprint Cup Champions headline NASCAR preview 2013

NASCAR Hall of Fame induction, autographs, Gen-6 Car part of season kickoff

NASCAR Hall of Fame2010-09-19-dimanche-FrancoisGobeil.zipReigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski and fellow titleholders Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon and Bobby Labonte are among more than 60 drivers from three NASCAR national series set to participate in NASCAR Preview 2013 on Saturday, Feb. 9.

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Jan 08

NASCAR preseason thunder rolls Into Daytona

Sixth-Generation NASCAR Sprint Cup car to make debut at The World Center of Racing

2011-02-18_06472012-02-26NASCAR fans will get their first glimpse of the new sixth-generation NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars on the storied Daytona International Speedway for three days this week at Preseason Thunder, the unofficial on-track start of the 2013 NASCAR season. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 03

Denny Hamlin wins again, edges Jeff Gordon for Atlanta victory

Denny Hamlin did himself a favor — and one for Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch in the process.

Denny Hamlin - AtlantaNASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesOutrunning Jeff Gordon on a two-lap dash to the finish in Sunday night’s AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hamlin scored his second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory, his series-best fourth of the season and the 21st of his career. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 08

NASCAR National Series News and Notes + Fast Facts

Gordon goes from chase purgatory to ‘Wild Card’ potential

NASCAR logo2012-02-26_0048So who’s got the golden horseshow now? That would be Jeff Gordon, who went from Chase purgatory to provisional “wild card” qualifier in the blink of an eye last Sunday at Pocono Raceway.

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Aug 06

Jeff Gordon takes record win in truncated Pocono NASCAR Sprint Cup race after late drama for dominant Jimmie Johnson

NASCAR fan dies during Pocono event after being struck by lightning

Pocono Raceway logoNASCAR logoJeff Gordon claimed his first NASCAR Sprint Cup win of the season at Pocono after inheriting the lead on a wild final restart where a hitherto dominant Jimmie Johnson lost a clear shot at back-to-back wins.

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Jul 15

Kahne takes advantage of Hamlin miscue to win at Loudon

Second victory inches No. 9 closer to Chase berth; JGR left scratching head

Kasey Khane 2012-03-08NHMS LogoKasey Kahne spoiled Denny Hamlin’s heroic drive through the field and held on to win Sunday’s LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, all but securing a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup with his second victory of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

Tony Stewart pulls away from Carl Edwards to advance to Round 3 of the “Drive For The Cover” campaign

Statistical Advance: Analyzing The Toyota/Save Mart 350

NASCAR logo2012-02-26_0086Tony Stewart fans made sure that Carl Edwards didn’t get a second chance to defeat Smoke on his way to another title, this time for the right to be the cover driver for NASCAR The Game: Inside Line.

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Feb 16

Comeback Kid: Media predict Johnson rebound

Five-Time Champion barely edges Edwards, Gordon, Stewart

Jimmie Johnson 2011-07-30 NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesUndoubtedly, Jimmie Johnson would like to forget that the 2011 season ever happened. Apparently, voters in NASCARMedia.com’s annual preseason poll already have. Members of NASCARMedia.com picked Johnson to reign supreme once again – despite a career-low sixth-place finish in the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 16

Ray Evernham returns to ESPN as NASCAR analyst

 Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion crew chief Ray Evernham is returning to ESPN as a NASCAR analyst for the 2012 season

Ray Evernham  portraitNASCAR Nationwide SeriesEvernham will join ESPN’s team at Daytona Speedweeks and will be part of NASCAR Countdown before the NASCAR Nationwide Series race that airs on ESPN on Saturday, Feb. 25, at noon ET. He also will appear on NASCAR Now and SportsCenter from Daytona as ESPN’s multimedia platforms surround the opening of the NASCAR season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 18

Canadian racing fans in attendance at the upcoming Canadian Motorsports Expo presented by Inside Track Motorsport News are in for a special treat.

Hendrick Motorsports’ nos. 24 ansd 88 Sprint Cup show cars on display at Canadian Motorsports Expo

88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Diet Mtn Dew Impala Show Car (Small) 24 Jeff Gordon Drive To End Hunger Impala Show Car (Small)The show, which takes place February 10, 11 and 12 at Toronto’s International Centre will feature two of the world’s most famous race cars. Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew / National Guard Chevrolet Impala, as well as Jeff Gordon’s No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet Impala NASCAR Sprint Cup show car, will come straight from the Hendrick Motorsports shop in North Carolina to be displayed at the CME. It will be the Canadian debut for both of these new-look paint schemes, which will take to the track the following weekend at Daytona International Speedway during qualifying for the Daytona 500. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14

Day Three: NASCAR preseason Thunder at Daytona International Speedway

NASCAR And Teams Continue Data Collection On Final Day Of Testing

2011-02-19_03052011-02-18_0647As the final day of Preseason Thunder wrapped, there was certainly no shortage of information NASCAR and the teams gathered during this three-day test as speeds continued to stand close to the 200-mph mark.

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Jan 12

Day One: NASCAR Preseason Thunder at Daytona International Speedway

New rules, new year and beards among highlights of driver media availability

NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesDaytona International Speedway There was no shortage of conversation – or anything off-limits – during Day 1 of Preseason Thunder at Daytona International Speedway. From spoilers to drafting to beards – all were topics du jour. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

McDowell paces practice in Martinsville (+result)

Johnson tops Chasers in only M’ville session; Edwards, Kenseth among slowest

Michael McDowell  2011-10-29NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesTalk about a day of rarities Saturday at Martinsville Speedway. The sun finally came out from behind the clouds. Michael McDowell was quickest in Happy Hour. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Martin leads strong Hendrick effort in ‘Dega quals (+grid)

 Mark Martin paced four Hendrick cars in the top six starting spots

2010-09-19-dimanche-FrancoisGobeil.zipMark Martin 2011-10-22If Sunday’s Good Sam Club 500 at Talladega Superspeedway goes the same way Saturday’s qualifying session did, Rick Hendrick should have an excellent chance to pick up his 200th Sprint Cup victory. Read the rest of this entry »

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