How Great Is Jeff Gordon? Feast On These Numbers

Performance is a funny thing. Success breeds greater expectations, dominance makes consistency mundane, and impressive details can get lost on a decorated resume. Recently retired racing icon Jeff Gordon hangs up his helmet having amassed a great body of work, evidence to future generations that never saw him on the track will be able to view, and know there were few- if any- better. Let's have a look at the numbers, shall we? If you're as big a stat geek as me, you have to check out this ...

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The Michael Waltrip Racing Story Ends How It Began

So Michael Waltrip Racing and their number 15 team gets slapped with a 25 point penalty, for something about "beveled washers" at Chicagoland Speedway Sunday. Crew chief Billy Scott gets a suspension, and the upshot of all of it is Clint Bowyer's slim chances of advancing further in the 2015 Chase have taken a much harder hit than anything experienced by Kevin Harvick. Bowyer may as well have stayed home considering the points hit he took. The Michael Waltrip Racing story ends pretty much ...

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From Earnhardt to Petty: 5 Great NASCAR Winning Streaks

  Win a NASCAR Sprint Cup race, and you've accomplished something impressive. A driver who can win two in a row has demonstrated he has the hang of this. Win three or more, and you're making history. In eight decades of racing, only 19 Cup drivers have won three or more in a row. Today, we celebrate five of the best NASCAR winning streaks of all time. Dale Earnhardt (4), March 29- April 26, 1987- On the road to the third of his seven championships, The Intimidator set the tone for ...

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Gordon’s 1994 Brickyard 400 Win Still Brings Memories

Could a Hollywood script have been written any better? In the first running of a NASCAR (then) Winston Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a kid from nearby Pittsboro, Indiana (by way of Vallejo, California)- Jeff Gordon- wins the race. Talk about the stars aligning for NASCAR, somebody was smiling on the series that day. It may have been Gordon's second career victory- the first came in the Coca- Cola 600 back in May- but it was his victory at the 1994 Brickyard 400 was a sem ...

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Throwback Thursday: Big Race Buddy Baker

Sometimes, it's not a matter of how much but where you win. While 19 career victories in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series won't you put you at the top of any leaderboards, a knack for winning big races like the Daytona 500, the Southern 500 (Darlington), the Busch Clash, and winning the Winston 500 (Talladega) and the World 600 (Charlotte) three times certainly will. Buddy Baker did those things and more. The '70s represented a golden era for NASCAR. It was a great time for a young fan like m ...

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