With Danica Walking Away Now, NASCAR Loses Powerful Punch of Drivers After Sunday in Homestead

Homestead, Fla – We already knew in the spring that the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season would be Dale Earnhardt Jr’s swan song. He revealed that he was stepping away from NASCAR’s premiere series after this year. But, a few weeks ago, Matt Kenseth also announced that he too is walking away from the Cup Series for 2018. While he didn’t call it a “retirement” per say, he did say that he’s no longer actively pursuing a ride in NASCAR’s premiere series next year. Now, Danica Patrick also made…

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Lupton To Run Jeff Gordon Throwback Scheme at Darlington

At what we thought would be Jeff Gordon’s final Bristol start two years ago, he ran a rainbow warrior paint scheme in the night time race in 2015. But, little did we know then, that we’d see those colors on a racetrack one more time. JGL Racing announced on Wednesday that Dylan Lupton will display a Darlington Throwback Scheme of former NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon and his No. 24 “Rainbow Warriors” paint scheme from his 1993 rookie season with Hendrick Motorsports.   Lupton will pilot the No. 24 Nut Up Toyota for…

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Jeff Gordon To Drive the Pace Car In This Month’s Brickyard 400

NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon will drive the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Pace Car to lead the field to the start of the 24th annual Brickyard 400 on Sunday, July 23 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Gordon will return in the Pace Car to the historic, 2.5-mile oval at IMS, where he is the only driver to win the Brickyard 400 five times (1994, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2014).

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Ricky Taylor’s Power Move In Turn 1 Gives Team, Jeff Gordon Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona Victory

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – The Wayne Taylor Racing team had arguably the most attention ahead of this weekend’s 55th annual Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. Brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor had never won the prestigious race before, Jeff Gordon was making his first 24 Hours of Daytona start and Max Angelelli was retiring after the race. After 24 hours, they’re still garnering the most attention. Ricky Taylor powered his No. 10 Cadillac past the No. 5 Mustang Express entry driven by Filipe Albuquerque in Turn 1 inside of 10 minutes to go in…

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Jeff Gordon to Race in 24 Hours of Daytona Next January

Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon will make his return to the Rolex 24 At Daytona for the first time in 10 years as Wayne Taylor Racing today confirmed Gordon alongside full-season co-drivers Jordan and Ricky Taylor and endurance driver Max Angelelli as the driver lineup in the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R for the 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona. The race opens the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season on Jan. 28-29, 2017.  Gordon’s lone previous Rolex 24 appearance in 2007 came with the same team. He co-drove…

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Jeff Gordon Won’t Race Next Weekend in Michigan

If Dale Earnhardt Jr. can’t race in next weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Michigan International Speedway, Jeff Gordon won’t be able to either. Due to what he said was previous commitments, Gordon won’t be able to sub for Earnhardt in the No. 88 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports. Gordon did say he will be at the track to help the team on race day, but he won’t be available for any of the practices or qualifying. Alex Bowman will sub for the second time if needed, as Earnhardt…

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If Dale Earnhardt Jr. Misses Anymore Time, It’s at the Point Where Hendrick Needs to Find Another Sub

As of now, we don’t know the status of Dale Earnhardt Jr. moving past this weekend’s race at the Bristol Motor Speedway. Earnhardt announced two weeks ago that he’d miss the next two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen and again at Bristol, while he recovers from concussion-like symptoms. Overall, he’s missed five races so far, and in four of them, Jeff Gordon has been the fill-in driver. As perfect as it sounded when Hendrick Motorsports announced that Gordon would replace Earnhardt Jr. at Indianapolis as well as Pocono while…

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. To Miss Next 2 Races at Watkins Glen/Bristol, Gordon to Fill In Still

Hendrick Motorsports announced on Tuesday afternoon that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will still be sidelined for at least the next two NASCAR Sprint Cup races, as the popular driver will not race in this weekend’s event at the Watkins Glen International as well as the race in two weeks at the Bristol Motor Speedway. Earnhardt, announced that he would miss the race at New Hampshire in July as he had “concussion-like symptoms.” Alex Bowman filled in for him there. Then, the team announced the week of the Brickyard 400 that Earnhardt would…

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Expect Jeff Gordon to Have a Chance at a Top 10 on Sunday in Pocono

This now may be Jeff Gordon’s final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start. Last Sunday, Gordon made his return after an eight month retirement to fill in for the injured Dale Earnhardt Jr. You know the story and how it happened so no need to rehash it for the thousandth time. But, Gordon made it clear following last weekend’s Brickyard 400 though, that he no plans to go much further and hopeful that Earnhardt comes back ASAP. Gordon said “I’m just too old to keep doing this,” following his 13th place finish in Indy last Sunday. Well,…

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Stewart Finishes 11th, Gordon 12th in Final Brickyard 400 Starts

INDIANAPOLIS – After 797 races, Jeff Gordon decided to hang up his helmet after 23 years of NASCAR racing. But, that retirement only lasted eight months, as he made his Sprint Cup return in today’s 23rd annual Brickyard 400. Gordon, got the nod to replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. who is back home in North Carolina battling “concussion like symptoms.” He was honored to be given the second chance as he wanted to make up for his 42nd place finish in what he thought was his final Brickyard 400 start.

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