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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Danica Patrick to Start Brickyard 400 24th on Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS – Danica Patrick is still searching for her first top 10 finish of the season, but with how this weekend is going so far, I think that could realistically come this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Patrick, qualified her No. 10 Nature’s Bakery Chevrolet , as she will have a starting spot of 24th for tomorrow’s Brickyard 400 (3 pm ET/NBCSN/IMs Radio Network). Starting spot though, is so key here, as half of the 22 winners of this race have come from a top 10 starting spot. Patrick,…

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Johnson Says He’s Pushing Too Hard, Which is a Cause for Concern

INDIANAPOLIS – There’s absolutely no doubt about it, the entire Hendrick Motorsports organization are I n the midst of a downward slump right now. Out of the first 19 races of the season, they have just two victories on the year. They also enter this weekend’s Brickyard 400 on the heels of three straight races without any of their four drivers nabbing a top 10 finish too. That’s very uncharacteristic of this storied organization. But, that’s not the reason of concern though for Jimmie Johnson. Despite the bad finishes, the…

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Jeff Gordon’s Comeback “Biggest Favor Anybody Could Possibly Do” for Tony Stewart

INDIANAPOLIS – Just nine days ago, the biggest storyline entering the Brickyard 400 this weekend was it being Tony Stewart’s final start at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But, when it was announced that Dale Earnhardt Jr. would miss New Hampshire last Thursday evening, it started to turn the tables a bit. Then, when Hendrick Motorsports announced last Friday that Jeff Gordon would be making a comeback at Indy in a fill-in role for Earnhardt if he couldn’t race, it basically overshadowed Stewart’s final start at the famed 2.5-mile track. After…

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Jeff Gordon to Sub for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in Indy As Well as Pocono

INDIANAPOLIS – Prior to the New Hampshire race weekend, Rick Hendrick joking asked Jeff Gordon what he was doing next week. Gordon replied that he’d be in Indy for some appearances, but otherwise nothing else. Hendrick joked back, “bring your driversuit.” Little did Gordon know then, that his former car owner was serious. Just the next day the team announced that Dale Earnhardt Jr. would miss the upcoming race weekend at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway due to “concussion-like symptoms.” Now, it all sunk in for Gordon. Hendrick wanted him…

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Watch Out for Kyle Busch on Sunday in Brickyard 400

INDIANAPOLIS – Last year, Kyle Busch became the first driver to sweep the weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Las Vegas native won the NASCAR X-Finity Series race on Saturday, and then backed that up with earning Toyota’s first career Sprint Cup Series win on the famed track on Sunday afternoon. Two races, two wins. This year, he’s hoping to repeat. Honestly, I think he can too.

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Can Team Penske Finally Get Signature Cup Win at Indy?

INDIANAPOLIS – Everyone thought Team Penske would be the team to beat in May’s Indianapolis 500. They had dominated the race in 2015, and had also dominated the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season up to that point. Heck, Roger Penske even drove the pace car for the event. Unfortunately, they struggled. But, they get another chance, this weekend, in the Brickyard 400. For Penske, this one is big. This is the 50th anniversary of the team and they’re checking milestone after milestone off one by one in 2016. They got…

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