Gordon tries to find winning ways at Pocono

Jun 7, 2013 Full story: Seattle Times 6

He has one of his favorite tracks on tap and a sponsorship deal locked up for another three years, good news for Gordon and everyone at Hendrick Motorsports.

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#1 Jun 7, 2013
So, does anybody else think he will hang it up in three years when the sponsorship contract is up for renewal?

“IN GOD WE TRUST”

Since: Jun 07

Raleigh

#2 Jun 11, 2013
I hope he does. Jeff's my man and has been since the first time I saw him in Bill Davis's old Baby Ruth car at Rockingham a million years ago. He's financially secure for life and I'd rather see him retire from driving before it turns into one of those things like the Labontes, Martin and Waltrips. The King should have retired way back in 85 instead of dragging his image through the back of the pack ash and trash for 10 years. He's not God or Superman, so those things that happen to the rest of us to slow us down and change us are going to and already are happening to him. I'd just rather he step down while he's a little closer to the top of the mountain than hang around and languish at the bottom.
Cale 11

Colleyville, TX

#3 Jun 11, 2013
My reply is a little off topic, but here it is.

Jeff Gordon has demonstrated he has the skill to win races, lots of races. And I have to assume he has some of the best racing equipment available. So, why isn't he winning races now? Is it an age thing, or being overly-cautious, or is it he's simply unmotivated? I don't understand.
Chip

Madison, WI

#4 Jun 11, 2013
After 20 + years it's hard to keep that level of passion for anything. I think he still enjoys it and wants to do well, however subconsciously he doesn't have the dedication that he used to. He has shown signs of that burning desire to win at times, however I don't see it week in and week out. I say he finishes out the next 3 years and goes to a part time schedule, this may give him a renewed passion for racing.
Cale 11

Colleyville, TX

#5 Jun 11, 2013
Chip wrote:
After 20 + years it's hard to keep that level of passion for anything. I think he still enjoys it and wants to do well, however subconsciously he doesn't have the dedication that he used to. He has shown signs of that burning desire to win at times, however I don't see it week in and week out. I say he finishes out the next 3 years and goes to a part time schedule, this may give him a renewed passion for racing.
That's a shame. The last time I saw any passion in Jeff was when he was trading paint at Texas two years ago. And that was with his team mate (and employee?). Go figure.

“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#6 Jun 12, 2013
Whoyakidding wrote:
I hope he does. Jeff's my man and has been since the first time I saw him in Bill Davis's old Baby Ruth car at Rockingham a million years ago. He's financially secure for life and I'd rather see him retire from driving before it turns into one of those things like the Labontes, Martin and Waltrips. The King should have retired way back in 85 instead of dragging his image through the back of the pack ash and trash for 10 years. He's not God or Superman, so those things that happen to the rest of us to slow us down and change us are going to and already are happening to him. I'd just rather he step down while he's a little closer to the top of the mountain than hang around and languish at the bottom.
I've never been a Gordon fan but He's had a respected career. Personally (they may not have realized this when they did it but anyways) Nascar screwed him out of championships 5 & 6 when they implemented the chase. It has lead to Jimmie Johnson becoming who I feel is the most over rated Nascar driver of all time. You've got the King at #1 followed by Dale Earnhart Sr and I see Jeff Gordon right behind them at #3 as far as all time greats go. Followed by Cale Yarborough & Darril Waltrip

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