Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
2015 will be Jeff Gordon's last full time season
#41
Gordon finishes 14th in the first Chase race, which wasn't where he deserved to finish after leading 41 laps (2nd most to Kyle Busch). Driver rating for the race had him 6th.

Hamlin wins less than 2 weeks after tearing his ACL playing basketball, and has locked himself into the next round of the Chase.

Harvick is in a deep hole, and might have to win one of the next 2 races to advance. He's 22 points out after Johnson wrecked him, with a lot of help from Logano.

Loudon is up next where Harvick finished 3rd earlier this year. Kyle Busch was the winner, and Gordon was 9th. Another Top 10 for Gordon would help him out as he is the driver on the bubble right now to advance to the next round.
Reply
Thanks given by:
#42
just read that Kyle Busch won the championship.

Good on him for coming back after Daytona, and winning it all!
Reply
Thanks given by:
#43
Well Jeff is doing as good a job in the Fox broadcast booth as he did on the track. Seems to be really enjoying himself, but is replacement Chase Elliot is not having a good day. Car is off for repairs. Thought his car was a lawn mower busting up the splitter!
Reply
Thanks given by:
#44
Gordon came out of retirement to fill in for Dale Earnhardt Jr. who is battling concussion issues. Finished 13th last week at Indy, and has qualified 24th at Pocono this weekend, where he's won 6 times, most recently this race 4 years ago. This will be career start 799 for him. His first 797 were consecutive from the start of his career, which is an all-time record.

His first start was the last race of the 1992 season, and didn't miss one until the Daytona 500 this year, which he was actually asking to fill in for the injured Tony Stewart at the time, but his contract with FOX wouldn't allow it.

No word on if he'll be racing at Watkins Glen next week or not, he has the most wins all-time at a road course though if he is.
Reply
Thanks given by:
#45
Junior is out for at least 2 more races, Gordon will continue to sub for him at Watkins Glen and Bristol. Kinda surprising they are already ruling him out for Bristol, when they have an off week in between.
Reply
Thanks given by:
#46
Gordon back in the car again this week at Darlington, had a prior commitment that kept him out at Michigan. You'd have to think Junior is going to do everything he can to be back in the car for Richmond (where he's had a lot of success at), his last chance to qualify for the Chase. Could be the last time we see Gordon in a Cup car.
Reply
Thanks given by:
#47
Announced today that Dale Junior will miss the rest of the 2016 season. Jeff Gordon and Alex Bowman will split time in the car the rest of the year.

Gordon's remaining races, this week at Darlington, next week at Richmond, Oct 2nd at Dover, and Oct 30th at Martinsville. Bowman will get the rest.
Reply
Thanks given by: CaperLeaf
#48
Sadly Gordon inherited junk Hendrick can do better IMO! Wouldn't surprise me Junior calls it a day after the season is over, if not before.
After All, Life Goes On
Reply
Thanks given by:
#49
I think we'll see Gordon end up with a Top 10 or two before he's done. At Bristol early in the race there he had maybe the fastest car on the track the one run, went from 8th to 2nd in short order. Never really had the car right after that though. Martinsville even in junk, Gordon is a Top 10 driver still. He won the fall race last year.
Reply
Thanks given by:
#50
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400?

I get most of the race names are sponsored (Coca Cola 500 etc)...but this just seems weird to me.
Reply
Thanks given by:
#51
(2016-09-17, 12:57 AM)Chris D Wrote: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400?

I get most of the race names are sponsored (Coca Cola 500 etc)...but this just seems weird to me.

That's one of the better ones lol. Some of the race names can be quite a mouthful. 


What's becoming popular now, is a household established name, like for example the race at Indy, everybody calls it the Brickyard 400, but it ends up being the Brickyard 400 presented by so and so.

This year they didn't even call it the Brickyard 400 officially though. It was the "Crown Royal presents the Combat Wounded Coalition 400". Worthy cause, but nobody ever called it that name lol.
Reply
Thanks given by:
#52
Gordon taking part in his last race subbing for Junior, next weekend at Martinsville.


The Chase is heating up. Racing at Talladega right now, elimination race. Will be down to 8 drivers in a few hours.
Reply
Thanks given by:
#53
Last race of the season today. Final 4 drivers are Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, and Joey Logano.


All 4 will start close to each other Busch 9th, Edwards 10th, Logano 13th, Johnson 14th.


Highest finishing driver wins.
Reply
Thanks given by:
#54
F Jimmie Johnson.

He is no Petty.

He is no Earnhardt.

what a fluke of a win.
Reply
Thanks given by:
#55
Definitely not a fluke win, the guy passed every single car on the track to win the race. He ended up starting dead last after an unapproved body modification. He went from 40th to 5th in like 50 laps.
Reply
Thanks given by:
#56
And it took a massive accident in the dying laps to take out the other contenders, and put him in a position to win that he otherwise would not have.
Reply
Thanks given by:
#57
(2016-11-21, 06:29 PM)Chris D Wrote: And it took a massive accident in the dying laps to take out the other contenders, and put him in a position  to win that he otherwise would not have.

Same thing happened last weekend, only reason Logano won was because Bowman and Kenseth tangled on the next to last restart. Kenseth looked like he had his spot locked up, either by winning or on points. Logano would've been eliminated. That's racing.
Reply
Thanks given by:


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)