Daytona Beach News-Journal Online
N-J Sprint Cup Driver Rankings: Keselowski in driver's seat
BRAD KESELOWSKI Can coast for two weeks, but probably won't JEFF GORDON Nothing lost, nothing gained KEVIN HARVICK Will win at New Hampshire JOEY LOGANO Penske's "other" driver this week JUNIOR EARNHARDT Redskins' romp helped his mood JIMMIE JOHNSON Might want to keep that "Go" switch in view KYLE BUSCH Good time to regain his Cup footing KURT BUSCH Unlike his Cubs, he's a September factor MATT KENSETH 0-for-35 RYAN NEWMAN 0-for-43
NASCAR Sprint Cup veteran Jeff Gordon praises rookie Kyle Larson after Chase battle at Chicagoland
As hard as they raced each other in the closing laps of Sunday's MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers Jeff Gordon and Kyle Larson might as well have been at a tea social when they sat side-by-side at the dais in the track's media center. Gordon and Larson raced ferociously over the last six laps and finished second and third, respectively, behind race-winner Brad Keselowski .
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Race #1 of the Chase
There were many story lines going into race #1 of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship in Chicago land. There were many predictions and discussions as to what might happen, what could happen, what was likely to happen and what everyone hoped to happen.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Chambersburg Public Opinion
Jeff Gordon covets elusive fifth championship as Chase opens
Once unstoppable on the race track, Jeff Gordon has now gone 13 years without a championship. Now, at 43 years old, he feels he's got one of the best championship shots of his career.
Judge: Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in shooting of girlfriend
It remains to be seen how Giancarlo Stanton's injury will impact him going forward, but the reality is all batters have fear of being hit by a pitch. Brett Hundley and UCLA figure to have their hands full with Texas, but our pundit likes the Bruins in a close one.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
The Washington Post
Jeff Gordon: once more, with feeling
First he had to drop his daughter off at school. Then Starbucks. And finally the airport, the private terminal.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Detroit Free Press
Mike Brudenell: Gordon revs for run at Sprint Cup title
Four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon has three victories this season, and he easily could have had five or six. / Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports You've got to like Jeff Gordon's Chase for the Championship chances.
NASCAR Winston Cup Scene
Could Dale Jr.'s shot at title be best, last chance?
RELATED: Play Perfect Chase Grid Challenge for chance at $100,000 prize CHICAGO -- Dale Earnhardt Jr . is a 39-year-old man in the midst of his best season since 2004, a time in which he drove for his family's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team and boasted a head of hair not even close to being slightly tinged with gray, as it is now.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Motorsports Insider: In new Chase format, winning's not everything, but almost
For all intents and purposes, that makes it somewhat of a Hendrick Motorsports vs. Team Penske showdown." "My fondness for Chicago has been well documented over the years.
Steve Letarte feels no urgency entering his final Chase
Steve Letarte has spent more than half his life at Hendrick Motorsports, from sweeping floors at age 16 to becoming Jeff Gordon's crew chief 10 years later to leading the resurrection of Dale Eanrhardt Jr.'s career. So it obviously was an emotional decision when he announced in January that he would leave HMS after 20 years with the company to take become a color analyst at NBC.
National Speed Sport News
Peltier Aims For More PASS Success
As Super Late Model teams from across the Southeast prepare for a return to Hickory Motor Speedway on Sept. 20 for the Over The Mountain 150, one thing is quite clear: whoever is contending for the win will likely have to battle Preston Peltier.
Sports Central Articles and Columns
NASCAR Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 26
With four wins, Keselowski starts as the top seed in the Chase For the Cup. "Who was that 'on the fence' at Richmond?" Keselowski asked.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Worth the wait: Jeff Gordon, team finally capitalizing on potential
The Jeff Gordon the public sees is one of a 43-year-old driver who has nearly 22 years of Cup experience and depends on that experience - four Cup championships and 91 career victories - to lift him above the rest. But there's a behind-the-scenes Gordon, as well: the one who still watches Nationwide races, the one who has come to the shop more often than in the past, the one fully engaged with his crew chief as far as generating ideas to make the car go faster.
Vegas has new favorite to win NASCAR Sprint Cup title
The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has adjusted its odds to win the 2014 Sprint Cup Championship with a new favorite at the top of the board. For the first time this season, Jeff Gordon is considered the favorite to win the title, at 7-to-2 odds after opening the season at 10-to-1.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Race Fan Rally, NASCAR Hauler Parade Return to Downtown Joliet
This year's Race Fan Rally , the annual kickoff of NASCAR's Chase Weekend at Joliet's Chicagoland Speedway , will be Sept. 11 in downtown Joliet.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Is This Jeff Gordon's Best Chance at a Title Since 2001 Championship?
Jeff Gordon may come into this year's Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup as the second seed, but he's likely No. 1 in the minds of his fans.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
National Speed Sport News
Keselowski Rolls To No. 1 Chase Seed
Keselowski dominated the Federated Auto Parts 400, leading 383 of 400 laps en route to his fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory of the year after starting from the pole. The only driver all night to challenge Keselowski was Kevin Harvick, who led 17 laps early in the race.
The Orlando Sentinel
Dale Earnhardt Jr, feeling confident chasing his 1 s t NASCAR Cup title
Dale Earnhardt Jr. punched his Chase ticket way back when, breaking through the cloudy skies to win the Daytona 500 in the heat of the night. Earnhardt has gone on to win two more races, solidifying his odds as a prime championship contender heading into the final regular-season race at Richmond late Saturday night.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Baseball: Ending PED testing will give sport a boost
The Red Sox have already been held to one hit three times this season, Ben Revere is leading the National League in hitting at .316 - which could be the lowest batting title average since Tony Gwynn 's .313 in 1988 - and the Braves scored one run in 37 innings from Aug. 30 to Sept. 3. Personally, I'm sick of watching ground balls into the shift and batters working the count full because walks are the only possible way they have to reach base.
Stock Car Spin
Clint Bowyer is Itching for a Win
The words of Clint Bowyer's crew chief Brian Pattie at the Richmond night race last year are now infamous: NASCAR fans remember the fiasco that followed. The "Spin Gate" controversy left Martin Truex Jr. without a ride by season's end, and the then 12-car Chase field expanded to 13 overnight, allowing Jeff Gordon the extra spot heading into NASCAR's playoff.