November 12, 2012 |
NASCAR levied a stiff fine on Jeff Gordon for intentionally wrecking Clint Bowyer and helping trigger a wild brawl among their crews Sunday in Phoenix, but Gordon was not suspended for the season's last race this weekend. Gordon was fined $100,000 and docked 25 Sprint Cup Series championship points, although Gordon - a four-time champion - already had been eliminated from title contention. Brad Keselowski has a 20-point lead over Jimmie Johnson heading into the season finale at Homestead-Miami (Fla.)
March 26, 2011 |
Any sport is ultimately all about the numbers, right? Here's Jeff Gordon -- four-time winner of what's now called the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, three-time Daytona 500 winner, first driver to reach $100 million in series winnings -- and all I really want to say to him is, "Wow! 190 miles an hour! Wow!" The California-born Gordon is one of the second-generation stars of NASCAR, and on Sunday, he brings his No. 24 car to Fontana's Auto Club Speedway, where he's won before, to try to shake out a little more gold from the Golden State.
November 12, 2012 |
An ugly scene took place Sunday when the crews of Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer came to blows after Gordon put Bowyer's car into the wall during the AdvoCare 500 in Avondale, Ariz. As Times NASCAR writer Jim Peltz wrote , "By the time the smoke literally cleared and Kevin Harvick had won the race, the sellout crowd of 87,000 had witnessed the following: " - Jeff Gordon being shoved away for his safety as his crew members and those of Clint Bowyer brawled in the garage after Gordon intentionally wrecked Bowyer.
September 3, 2012 |
Jeff Gordon, four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, was angry with himself after finishing second to Denny Hamlin in Sunday's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Gordon is currently on the outside of the Chase for the Cup points standings, in which the top 10 drivers automatically qualify for a 10-race playoff while two wild-card drivers are selected based on wins and points. All other Sprint Cup drivers are just circling the track during those races with no hopes of winning the series championship, although they can still pick up the winner's paycheck.
April 26, 2010 |
Of all people. Brief feuds between NASCAR drivers break out routinely, but Jeff Gordon versus Jimmie Johnson? What makes their current tiff so compelling is not just that they're friends, teammates at Hendrick Motorsports, but that Gordon helped launch Johnson's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career and that Gordon owns Johnson's No. 48 Chevrolet, although that would be enough. Their quarrel also stands out because Gordon and Johnson often are listed as Examples A and B in the modern version of Cup racing that annoys some fans, where buttoned-down drivers generally stick to politically correct public comments that won't upset sponsors, fans and teammates.
July 28, 2011 |
Reporting from Indianapolis — It's enough to make NASCAR fans do a double-take, but driver Jeff Gordon — the one-time "Wonderboy" of stock-car racing — turns 40 next week. Before he celebrates his birthday Aug. 4, however, Gordon will try to boost his record of four wins at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with another victory Sunday in the Brickyard 400. As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to the famed 21/2 -mile rectangular track, Gordon — a two-time winner this season — is seventh in the championship standings with seven races left before NASCAR's Chase for the Cup playoff.