Posts tagged: Jeff Gordon

Feb 28 2011

Jeff Gordon Wins the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix

Finally, the drought is over, Jeff Gordon won the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. When Carl Edwards about took him out, it was looking to be the normal race for Gordon, something happening to take him out, and the announcers didn’t help us any, no one was talking about him that I could tell. Then he drove it to the front and only looked back a couple times, and the ending was great as you could see him coming and you just knew he was going to pass shrub and go on to win. Here’s hoping the new crew chief and him can keep it up and with the help of their team, knock out championship number five this year. I know it’s a little too early to talk about it, but one can only hope.

I didn’t post anything about Daytona last week, still not too sure whether I enjoyed it or not, the two by two racing just doesn’t seem natural, so I guess we’ll see Talladega and the next trip to Daytona how they run.

Here’s how they finished at Phoenix:
1 24 Jeff Gordon
2 18 Kyle Busch
3 48 Jimmie Johnson
4 29 Kevin Harvick
5 39 Ryan Newman
6 4 Kasey Kahne
7 14 Tony Stewart
8 22 Kurt Busch
9 43 A.J. Allmendinger
10 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
11 11 Denny Hamlin
12 17 Matt Kenseth
13 5 Mark Martin
14 56 Martin Truex Jr.
15 2 Brad Keselowski
16 9 Marcos Ambrose
17 27 Paul Menard
18 13 Casey Mears
19 42 Juan Montoya
20 16 Greg Biffle
21 47 Bobby Labonte
22 34 David Gilliland
23 09 Bill Elliott
24 32 Mike Skinner
25 37 Tony Raines
26 31 Jeff Burton
27 33 Clint Bowyer
28 99 Carl Edwards
29 00 David Reutimann
30 83 Brian Vickers
31 71 Andy Lally
32 7 Robby Gordon
33 20 Joey Logano
34 78 Regan Smith
35 1 Jamie McMurray
36 6 David Ragan
37 46 J.J. Yeley
38 60 Landon Cassill
39 38 Travis Kvapil
40 21 Trevor Bayne
41 66 Michael McDowell
42 36 Dave Blaney
43 87 Joe Nemechek

Feb 18 2011

2011 Daytona 500 Qualifying

Its official, after the completion of the two qualifying races today; here is the starting lineup for the 53rd running of the super bowl of racing, the Daytona 500:
1 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2 24 Jeff Gordon
3 22 Kurt Busch
4 31 Jeff Burton
5 78 Regan Smith
6 33 Clint Bowyer
7 29 Kevin Harvick
8 115 Michael Waltrip
9 17 Matt Kenseth
10 18 Kyle Busch
11 4 Kasey Kahne
12 192 Brian Keselowski
13 42 Juan Montoya
14 1 Jamie McMurray
15 43 A.J. Allmendinger
16 2 Brad Keselowski
17 5 Mark Martin
18 11 Denny Hamlin
19 27 Paul Menard
20 56 Martin Truex Jr.
21 39 Ryan Newman
22 99 Carl Edwards
23 48 Jimmie Johnson
24 00 David Reutimann
25 14 Tony Stewart
26 16 Greg Biffle
27 83 Brian Vickers
28 37 Robert Richardson Jr.
29 09 Bill Elliott
30 7 Robby Gordon
31 47 Bobby Labonte
32 21 Trevor Bayne
33 46 J.J. Yeley
34 6 David Ragan
35 9 Marcos Ambrose
36 77 Steve Wallace
37 71 Andy Lally
38 20 Joey Logano
39 34 David Gilliland
40 38 Travis Kvapil
41 87 Joe Nemechek
42 36 Dave Blaney
43 32 Terry Labonte

Now, Dale Earnhardt will not be starting the Daytona 500 in the first position, he has to go to the back because he wrecked his car and has to use a backup car. Jeff Gordon MAY have to go to the back as well if they can’t get the damage fixed from his wreck/incident in the second Gatorade duel today. Speaking of the duels here is how they finished in the first duel: Read more »

Oct 17 2009

Megatron Beats Optimus Prime

The bad guy won. No, I’m not talking about Jimmie Johnson just yet, in the battle of the Transformers, Megatron, Jeff Gordon, beat Optimus Prime, Ryan Newman, with Jeff finishing 4th to Ryan’s 11th. I’m sure there are lots of people who see Jimmie as the bad guy, as he has won 3 of the first five Chase races, and this week, he was fastest in both practices, won the pole and won the race. Not much you can do against a performance like that, Jeff Gordon has certainly been trying, but it looks like it is going to come down to whether Johnson makes a big mistake or has a mechanical failure. There’s always Talladega. :)

Mark Martin and Juan Montoya both lost a lot of ground, both because of an incident on a restart in which Martin ran into the back of Montoya, and Jeff Gordon is now in the third spot, 45 points behind Martin and 135 behind Johnson. While I still think it’s possible for Stewart, Busch or Montoya to win the Cup, I think it is more likely that Johnson, Martin or Gordon will win it. Things will become clearer after Martinsville next week, with the big question mark of Talladega coming up the next week.

My little boy has already requested the Jeff Gordon Megatron diecast car when it comes out, so, at least we have one present figured out.

Here is how they finished:
1 1 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s 195/10 334 Running
2 4 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Carhartt 175/5 334 Running
3 3 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Budweiser 170/5 334 Running
4 9 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen / DuPont 165/5 334 Running
5 12 20 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot 155/0 334 Running
6 11 33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Scary Fast Count Chocula 150/0 334 Running
7 42 07 Casey Mears Chevrolet Jack Daniel’s 146/0 334 Running
8 10 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M’s / Susan G Komen for the Cure 142/0 334 Running
9 25 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet DJ Hero 138/0 334 Running
10 15 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 139/5 334 Running
11 6 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen / U.S. Army 130/0 334 Running
12 8 25 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet GoDaddy.com 127/0 334 Running
13 5 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Old Spice / Office Depot 124/0 334 Running
14 34 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar 121/0 334 Running
15 21 00 David Reutimann Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 118/0 334 Running
16 23 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M / Industrial Distribution Group 115/0 334 Running
17 2 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet Pop-Tarts / Carquest 117/5 334 Running
18 32 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 109/0 334 Running
19 27 12 David Stremme Dodge Penske Racing 106/0 334 Running
20 29 6 David Ragan Ford UPS 103/0 334 Running
21 37 43 Reed Sorenson Dodge Super 8 100/0 334 Running
22 13 47 Marcos Ambrose Toyota Clorox / Kingsford / Bush’s Beans 97/0 334 Running
23 26 44 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge Best Buy 94/0 334 Running
24 7 171 Mike Bliss Chevrolet TaxSlayer.com 91/0 334 Running
25 14 202 David Gilliland Toyota Farm Bureau Insurance 88/0 334 Running
26 38 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Stanley / Susan G Komen for the Cure 85/0 332 Running
27 31 98 Paul Menard Ford Johns Manville / Menards 82/0 332 Running
28 16 82 Scott Speed Toyota Red Bull 79/0 332 Running
29 36 21 Bill Elliott Ford Warriors in Pink Powered by Ford 76/0 332 Running
30 19 7 Robby Gordon Toyota Freightliner Trucks 73/0 332 Running
31 24 96 Bobby Labonte Ford Ask.com / Search for the Cure 70/0 331 Running
32 33 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA / Susan G Komen for the Cure 72/5 331 Running
33 20 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Jeremiah Weed Southern Style Sweet Tea Vodka 64/0 331 Running
34 30 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 61/0 330 Running
35 18 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Lysol 58/0 330 Running
36 41 34 John Andretti Chevrolet Taco Bell 55/0 330 Running
37 43 08 Terry Labonte Toyota Carter / Simo Racing 57/5 329 Running
38 39 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Amp Energy / National Guard 49/0 304 Running
39 28 99 Carl Edwards Ford Aflac 46/0 301 Out of Race
40 22 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Mobil 1 43/0 298 Running
41 40 113 Max Papis Toyota GEICO 40/0 286 In Pit
42 17 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Office 42/5 192 Out of Race
43 35 187 Joe Nemechek Toyota NEMCO Motorsports 34/0 26 In Pit

Here are the Chase points standings:
1 — Jimmie Johnson 5923
2 — Mark Martin 5833 -90
3 +2 Jeff Gordon 5788 -135
4 — Tony Stewart 5768 -155
5 +1 Kurt Busch 5746 -177
6 -3 Juan Montoya 5728 -195
7 — Greg Biffle 5655 -268
8 +2 Ryan Newman 5635 -288
9 +2 Kasey Kahne 5592 -331
10 -2 Carl Edwards 5582 -341
11 -2 Denny Hamlin 5551 -372
12 — Brian Vickers 5438 -485

Sep 16 2009

Chase Field is Set, Who is Your Pick

The field is set and ready to go for Loudon this weekend.

1 Mark Martin 5040
2 Tony Stewart 5030
3 Jimmie Johnson 5030
4 Denny Hamlin 5020
5 Kasey Kahne 5020
6 Jeff Gordon 5010
7 Kurt Busch 5010
8 Brian Vickers 5010
9 Carl Edwards 5000
10 Ryan Newman 5000
11 Juan Montoya 5000
12 Greg Biffle 5000

Whose your pick and why?

I’m going with Gordon of course, he has been pretty consistent this year, the chase races aren’t typically his best but I think they can do it this year. He would be going for his 7th title under the old point system, but I guess I’ll get over that one day. All he needs is to run up front the first few races and return to dominating at Fontana, Charlotte, Martinsville and Talladega, that’s not much to ask, is it?

Jul 11 2009

Jeff Gordon Interview Videos

I missed these from the race in Sonoma, an interview session with Jeff Gordon for a lucky bunch of people, plus some other Gordon videos and videos from the race thrown in for good measure.

Jun 01 2009

Johnson Pulls it Out at the End

Looked like Tony Stewart might get his first win on Sunday, but a hard charging Jimmie Johnson had a different ending in mind.

Jimmie Johnson won the Autism Speaks 400 at Dover International Speedway this past Sunday and even though he dominated most of the race, a bad pit stop forced him to restart in eighth and race his way past Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth, Tony Stewart and others to take the lead with only a couple or three laps to go. I wasn’t really rooting for anyone at the end, but it was some good racing, Jimmie was coming like a rocket ship and Tony kept trying to keep him out of his groove to slow his momentum, but there was only so much Tony could do. Once Jimmie was past him, there was no way Tony was going to catch him to lay the bumper on him, so it was all over but the celebrating.

Tony did take the points lead from Jeff Gordon, who finished in 26th a couple laps down, but the points lead doesn’t really matter anymore, Gordon has dominated all year long during the chase before and still not won the championship. All Gordon needs to do now is win more races and get some bonus points to start off good in the chase and keep running good the rest of the way. Of course, that’s all everyone needs to do and it’s always easier said than done.

After the big story this past week of Dale Earnhardt Jr. being separated from his cousin Tony Eury Jr., they managed a respectable 12th place finish, but I believe Dale averages at least a mid pack finish at this track, and he has 7 out of 18 top tens here with one win, so there’s nothing for Jr. nation to celebrate about yet. There was also mention of a little conversation between Dale and Kyle Busch because Kyle had told the media Dale’s problems never seem to be his, always the crew chief. No one knows what they said to each other, but I bet Dale would clean his clock if Kyle got too mouthy with him.

Here is how they finished:

1 8 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s / Kobalt Tools 195/10 400 Running
2 31 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Office Depot / Old Spice 175/5 400 Running
3 5 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M Nexcare 170/5 400 Running
4 14 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Dewalt 165/5 400 Running
5 19 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 155/0 400 Running
6 2 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Budweiser 150/0 400 Running
7 13 99 Carl Edwards Ford Aflac 151/5 400 Running
8 11 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet U.S. Army 142/0 400 Running
9 17 07 Casey Mears Chevrolet Jack Daniel’s 138/0 400 Running
10 28 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet Kellogg’s / Carquest 139/5 400 Running
11 25 33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet The Hartford 130/0 400 Running
12 22 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Amp Energy / National Guard 127/0 400 Running
13 12 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Mobil 1 124/0 400 Running
14 18 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Crown Royal 121/0 400 Running
15 21 20 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot 118/0 400 Running
16 32 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar 115/0 400 Running
17 35 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 112/0 400 Running
18 1 00 David Reutimann Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 114/5 400 Running
19 4 43 Reed Sorenson Dodge U.S. Air Force 111/5 400 Running
20 20 47 Marcos Ambrose Toyota RaceSavers.com 103/0 400 Running
21 15 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 100/0 399 Running
22 33 78 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row Companies 97/0 399 Running
23 6 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M’s 94/0 399 Running
24 26 6 David Ragan Ford UPS 91/0 399 Running
25 9 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 88/0 399 Running
26 42 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 85/0 398 Running
27 10 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Stanley Tools 87/5 398 Running
28 27 96 Bobby Labonte Ford Ask.com / AutismSpeaks.com 79/0 397 Running
29 7 44 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge Auto Value / Bumper to Bumper 76/0 396 Running
30 3 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target 78/5 395 Running
31 30 12 David Stremme Dodge Penske Racing 70/0 370 Accident
32 36 98 Paul Menard Ford Pittsburgh Paints / Menards 67/0 363 Running
33 40 7 Robby Gordon Toyota Richmond Water Heaters 64/0 282 Accident
34 43 34 John Andretti Chevrolet Taco Bell 61/0 253 Accident
35 29 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA 58/0 250 Engine
36 16 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Office 55/0 232 Accident
37 23 82 Scott Speed Toyota Red Bull 52/0 118 Engine
38 38 187 Joe Nemechek Toyota G.P.’s Enterprises / Huckleberry’s BBQ / LubePro’s 49/0 67 Drive Shaft
39 39 66 Dave Blaney Toyota Prism Motorsports 46/0 66 Transmission
40 37 09 Mike Bliss Dodge Phoenix Racing 43/0 56 Electrical
41 34 36 Mike Skinner Toyota Tommy Baldwin Racing 40/0 51 Engine
42 41 37 Tony Raines Chevrolet Long John Silver’s 37/0 42 Accident
43 24 171 David Gilliland Chevrolet CompUSA 39/5 38 Engine

And here are the current chase for the cup point standings:
1. +1 Tony Stewart 1,853 –
2. -1 Jeff Gordon 1,807 -46
3. +1 Jimmie Johnson 1,789 -64
4. -1 Kurt Busch 1,762 -91
5. +2 Ryan Newman 1,680 -173
6. — Kyle Busch 1,634 -219
7. -2 Denny Hamlin 1,630 -223
8. +1 Matt Kenseth 1,625 -228
9. +1 Greg Biffle 1,618 -235
10. -2 Jeff Burton 1,587 -266
11. — Carl Edwards 1,582 -271
12. — Mark Martin 1,567 -286

May 25 2009

2009 All Star Race Videos

Here are the videos from the All Star Showdown and the All Star race from Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte. This one I’m sure will be popular.

Apr 27 2009

Another 1st Time Winner at Talladega

As I said on Twitter yesterday, you either have a good day or a bad day at Talladega, and Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin and others were involved in a big early wreck Sunday, bringing an early end to many drivers day. Check out the video:

This, of course, is one of the reasons that there are many first time winners at Talladega, and Brad Keselowski has joined that list. When the big one happens, there are always drivers who are favorites to win the race that get put out, Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin, Kevin Harvick and others, allowing the drivers who don’t win as much, a shot at the title. The very first race at Talladega, Richard Petty and other didn’t think the tires could take the track and wanted to skip that race and Nascar let them allowing Richard Brickhouse to get the win.

Here is a shot of the other big one from Talladega Sunday.

Of course we can’t forget the big finish in which Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski drove past Ryan Newman and Dale Earnhardt Jr. to take first and second. Brad tried to go high, Carl blocked, he went low and got the position on him and he tried to block him again, spinning Edwards, who then flipped over the hood of Ryan Newman sending him flying into the safety fence where 7 or 8 fans were injured. I really hate the fact that anyone got hurt, but it was one heck of a finish. Carl Edwards climbed out of his car and jogged across the finish line ala Talladega Nights.

Nascar is thinking about passing out penalties for aggressive driving and blocking after Sunday’s events, saying, “We might have to start making some judgment calls of our own and issue penalties for drivers who blatantly block and abuse the bump drafting. We’re going to take whatever measures we need to in order to ensure the races are as safe as possible for everyone.” I wouldn’t mind seeing them try to do something about the blocking, but, aggressive driving is an exciting part of Nascar.

Just when you think Nascar is getting boring and predictable, you get an exciting race such as this one.
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Apr 14 2009

Samsung 500 Videos

Here are videos of the latest Nascar racing action from Texas Motor Speedway, the Samsung 500 and the Nationwide series O’Reilly 300.

Apr 05 2009

Lucky Number 17 for Gordon

Gordon Finally wins in Texas
Shop for Jeff Gordon Gear

I think it was my fault Jeff Gordon hadn’t broken the winless streak until today, I had picked him to win almost every race this year, and he could’ve one most of them, so, sorry about that Jeff, maybe I’ll no longer make any predictions.

Jeff Gordon was not the most dominant car all day, for sure, but he was when it counted, running some of his fastest laps and at one point, the announcers said he had just run the fastest lap of anyone that day, and that was in the last run with about 26 laps to go. It looked like Jimmie Johnson was coming up fast a couple times, but both times he faded back a bit and looked as though he was just pushing it to the limit to try to catch him. He might’ve been able to do it if it was the Samsung 510 or so, but just ran out of time today.

For you Carl Edwards fans, I know it sure helped Gordon out that they had trouble in the pits, not sure if he could’ve beat Gordon at the end, but it would’ve been fun to watch him and Jimmie both trying to get him. Biffle also had some trouble and could’ve possible won this race as well, but, I guess that’s why they go ahead and race the race instead of just guessing who’s going to win, just like football, that’s why they play the game.

Now, if Gordon can win at Homestead and the title, I think this year would be complete. ;)

Here is how they finished:
1 – 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet National Guard GED Plus / DuPont 195/10 334 Running
2 – 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s / Kobalt “Tough Tools for Cool Schools” 175/5 334 Running
3 – 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M 170/5 334 Running
4 – 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Old Spice / Office Depot 165/5 334 Running
5 – 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Dewalt 160/5 334 Running
6 – 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet Cheez-It / Carquest 155/5 334 Running
7 – 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target 146/0 334 Running
8 – 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 147/5 334 Running
9 – 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar 138/0 334 Running
10 – 99 Carl Edwards Ford Aflac 139/5 334 Running
11 – 00 David Reutimann Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 135/5 334 Running
12 – 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Ground 127/0 334 Running
13 – 98 Paul Menard Ford Quaker State / Menards 129/5 334 Running
14 – 12 David Stremme Dodge Penske Racing 121/0 334 Running
15 – 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet U.S. Army 118/0 334 Running
16 – 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 120/5 334 Running
17 – 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Mobil 1 112/0 334 Running
18 – 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Interstate Batteries 114/5 334 Running
19 – 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Budweiser 106/0 334 Running
20 – 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Amp Energy / National Guard 108/5 334 Running
21 – 07 Casey Mears Chevrolet Jack Daniel’s 100/0 334 Running
22 – 33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Cheerios / Hamburger Helper 97/0 334 Running
23 – 25 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet GoDaddy.com 94/0 332 Running
24 – 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA 91/0 332 Running
25 – 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 88/0 332 Running
26 – 34 John Andretti Chevrolet MyAutoLoan.com 85/0 332 Running
27 – 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 82/0 331 Running
28 – 21 Bill Elliott Ford Motorcraft 79/0 331 Running
29 – 171 David Gilliland Chevrolet Capital Window 76/0 330 Running
30 – 20 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot 73/0 330 Running
31 – 78 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row Companies 70/0 330 Running
32 – 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Best Buy 67/0 329 Running
33 – 8 Aric Almirola Chevrolet Guitar Hero 64/0 328 Running
34 – 44 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge Super 8 61/0 328 Running
35 – 113 Max Papis Toyota GEICO 58/0 326 Running
36 – 43 Reed Sorenson Dodge McDonald’s 55/0 315 Running
37 – 6 David Ragan Ford UPS 57/5 293 Out of Race
38 – 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Sears Auto Center / Valvoline 49/0 255 Running
39 – 7 Robby Gordon Toyota Jim Beam 46/0 249 Out of Race
40 – 96 Bobby Labonte Ford Ask.com 43/0 229 In Pit
41 – 47 Marcos Ambrose Toyota Clorox / Kingsford / Little Debbie 40/0 216 Out of Race
42 – 09 Mike Bliss Dodge Phoenix Racing 37/0 76 In Pit
43 – 66 Dave Blaney Toyota Prism Motorsports 34/0 48 In Pit

Here are the top 12 in points as of Texas:
1. Jeff Gordon 1154
2. Jimmie Johnson 992 -162
3. Kurt Busch 974 -180
4. Clint Bowyer 967 -187
5. Tony Stewart 963 -191
6. Denny Hamlin 938 -216
7. Kyle Busch 914 -240
8. Carl Edwards 889 -265
9. Matt Kenseth 864 -290
10. Kasey Kahne 851 -303
11. David Reutimann 845 -309
12. Jeff Burton 835 -319

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