Even for those who don’t know the slightest about racing, the name “Jeff Gordon” is synonymous with it. He’s the Rainbow Warrior, the Wonder Boy and most importantly, he’s the No. 24. But his legacy becomes just that—a legacy—upon his retirement this afternoon. Yes, it’s that close.
NASCAR driver and former Jalopnik editor-in-chief’s personal nightmare Jeff Gordon’s only win of his last year in the Sprint Cup is a meaningful one. By winning today at Martinsville Speedway, Gordon gains an entry into the final Chase for the Sprint Cup shootout at Homestead-Miami.
[A crew member congratulates Jeff Gordon after qualifying on pole for today’s race at Talladega Superspeedway. Gordon’s Hendrick Motorsports team qualified in four of the top five starting positions, with teammate and fellow Chase for the Sprint Cup driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. coming in fifth. Photo credit: Getty Images]
The NHRA Carolina Nationals event wraps up at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, North Carolina today, and John Force is coming in hot.
Perhaps someone wasn’t paying as much attention as they should have been. Oops.
Jeff Gordon's streak of bad luck returned during the last practice session for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Kobalt 400 this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. A wreck in the final practice session yesterday will force Gordon to use a back-up car for the race, and thus, he must start from the back of the field.
Good news for Gordon fans: he's not only on pole, but he set a Sprint Cup track record for Las Vegas Motor Speedway doing it. According to USA Today, Gordon's car hit a speed of 194.679 mph in a 27.738-second lap of the 1.5-mile speedway. I wouldn't be surprised if the back end of his car is now plaid.
Poor Jeff Gordon. He announced he would be retiring after this year and hasn't had a good race yet. Today's race was relatively tame by NASCAR standards, but nope. Gordon's car got crumpled into a sad little NASBALL once again.
Four time Sprint Cup champion and my own personal demon Jeff Gordon will retire from full time NASCAR racing after the 2015 season.
Look at Smuggy McSmuggykins Jeff Gordon flying off with the lead in this trike race. It's one thing to race another Washington Wizards basketball fan on a tricycle. It's another thing to completely dominate at it, man.
Can anyone beat getting a steering wheel from a Formula One car they've driven as a present? Probably not, unless someone got the full F1 car with it somewhere.
Take prominent race car driver. Disguise as an everyday user of vehicles, if not a bit of a rube. Put in car. Put "unknowing" passengers in car. Terrify passengers. We've seen this before, haven't we?
USA Today motorsports reporter Jeff Gluck captured this little video where the fan reaction says it all. Fans cheer for Kevin Harvick and Jeff Gordon, but Brad Keselowski? Not so much.
Per NASCAR, it's throwing a punch that crosses the line if you're fighting in the pits after a race. I guess headlocks aren't hardcore enough. Four crew members were hit with fines and suspensions, and their crew chiefs were fined and placed on probation for not properly overseeing their crew.
Ah, NASCAR. You say "have at it, boys," and the boys deliver. We posted the televised version of the fight yesterday, but another angle of it has been released that has glorious, glorious audio. Pop some popcorn, and enjoy a flurry of bleeps.
I know, I know. This is a pointless publicity stunt serving one purpose, and one purpose only: to go viral on Youtube. Yet seeing cup holders filled with the Colonel's chicken on a go-kart cracks me up big time.