JEFF GORDON FAN OBITUARY

From an obituary in the Arizona Republic: "Chuck P. Dimmick, born December 29, 1958 in Riverside, CA passed away suddenly on April 18, 2009 while attending a NASCAR race to watch his favorite driver, Jeff Gordon. Chuck was the loving husband of Kristen and devoted father of Dillon. Chuck was the Director of Marketing for the Lund Cadillac Group. We are sure he would still want all to know that 0.9% financing is still available on all New 2008 Hummer H2's. A mass celebrating Chuck's life ...

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Video: Pissing on Jeff Gordon (hauler)

Jeff Gordon just can't win with some people. Here's one of them.  ...

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Phoenix Might Separate Pretender From Contender

Saturday night's race at Phoenix International Raceway will be an excellent indicator of the relative championship hopes of Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson. Johnson is the known quantity in this dynamic. He has finished third, first, and second in his last three races to climb from 13th to second in the standings, fairly solid proof that he and the No. 48 team are engineering their usual early-season push to the top. More worrisome to the immediate aspirations of other championship contend ...

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This Just In: Jeff Gordon? He’s So Back!

If the charlatans of the sporting press are to be believed, Jeff Gordon is back; he's resurgent; he's discovered a newfound confidence; he's got a fire in his belly that's been missing the last few years ... and on and on and on. Hmm. I wonder if any of this apparently newfound mojo is a result of having finished 13th, second, sixth, and second in the first month and leading the standings? Nah, can't be.What we have here is a chicken-and-egg thing, of course: Is he revived because of ...

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DuPont Tightens Its Corporate Belt

The economy isn't good. We know that. And we know that that bad economy is presenting challenges for NASCAR. In fact, that story? Beaten. To. Death. So the news that DuPont, "long recognized as the leader in hospitality among NASCAR sponsors" according to this story in the Sports Business Journal, will entertain fewer than 2,000 guests at six races (down from 17,000 and 37, respectively, in 2008) is arguably not a great surprise. Though I know for my part I'm always&nb ...

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Jeff Gordon Thought Sunday’s Race Was Exciting?

Jeff Gordon made a revealing comment in his post-race interviews on Sunday: the four-time champion and second-place finisher told radio and TV reporters that his closing-laps pursuit of Matt Kenseth made for great, exciting racing.I suppose that, by definition, turning laps at 175 miles per hour is legitimately considered exciting. I suppose, too, that stalking your prey, struggling to develop a solution to a difficuilt problem, and just generally trying to overtake the leader might ...

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Good News! Jimmie Johnson Did Not Win a Duel!

The bad news? Kyle Busch did ...  Yes, Kyle Busch won the second of Thursday's two Gatorade Duels at Daytona International Speedway, giving rise to the horrifying prospect that the little pipsqueak will replicate his 2008. But, there is a silver lining to this cloud, and that is that Jeff Gordon won the first of the Duels, sparing an innocent public from having to read at least 536 Gordon hasn't won a race in 92 years stories in the next few months. And, as good a story as Gordon's ...

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NASCAR’s Highest-Earning Drivers

 According to Forbes.com, Dale Earnhardt Jr. pulled in a cool $35 million in 2008, or roughly $5 million more than Jeff Gordon, NASCAR's second-highest earner. Forbes estimates that only between eight and 31 percent of a driver's earnings is a result of performance, i.e., wins ... which is a really good thing for Junior, since he's won three whole races in the last four years. And, really, the fact is the guy is a marketer's wet dream, seemingly able to say and do damn near anything he w ...

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