A NASCAR Storybook Ending - Jeff Gordon

A NASCAR Storybook Ending – Jeff Gordon

It is finally upon us, the season ending NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Homestead Miami Speedway where a new Champion will be crowned. This is the second year for the still new Championship format where four drivers will race each other to see who wins.  Each of the four contenders can write their own personal story to end the 2015 NASCAR history book.

This is the last year of racing in the Sprint Cup Series for Jeff Gordon. The season finale at Homestead Miami Speedway will be his last race.

The No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet team of Jeff Gordon has hung on to stay in contention. His win at Martinsville that put him into the final race for contention was a gift from Matt Kenseth. Kenseth wrecked a dominating Joey Logano who was on his way to a sure win. It didn’t matter anyway since Gordon was still able to out point the competition finishing 2 points behind Kevin Harvick and would have made the finale anyway.

There’s only one lap I want to lead, and that’s the last one.” Gordon added, “Yeah, I mean, this has been incredible the way our season has been real up and down, and then the Chase has been really solid for us and of course Martinsville, and we feel very, very fortunate and excited, and when I set out into this season and made the announcement that I made, I just hoped that this could possibly happen, and it is, and now it’s not enough for us just to go down there and be a part of it.  We want to go there and push hard and get every single thing we can out of ourselves and our team and see if we can’t give these guys a run for their money.

Jeff Gordon has a chance for his ever elusive fifth championship at Homestead Miami Speedway. There is no better Storybook Ending then a Champion retiring after winning the Championship. Jeff Gordon has the chance to do just that.

If you cannot get to Homestead Miami Speedway for the Ford EcoBoost 400 on Sunday November 22nd it will be broadcast live on NBC at 3 PM ET.

Brian Berg Jr. is a NASCAR writer for BehindPitRow.com.

Feature Photo Credit: Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing

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  1. Back in the early to mid 1990’s my boss flew to the NASCAR races about every weekend. We pilots would usually hang out together and respectfully try to avoid the drivers who mostly wanted to focus on the upcoming race rather than sign autographs and be a celebrity. Jeff Gordon was completely different; always relaxed, always friendly, very down to earth. He’d often as not sit down with us and eat lunch; just being one of the guys talking about flying. Some years later, while flying for a major US carrier we observed a lot of traffic coming out of the usually quiet Hampton airport just south of Atlanta. Someone asked on ZTL (Atlanta Center) frequency, “who won the race today?” The pilot of N24JG replied, “I did.”

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