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Old 10-15-2010, 01:08 PM
 
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39 is not old. I am jeff gordon fan. He will shake this off. Hopefully soon. Everyone goes through a faze in their job This is his. Look at Mark Martin you get better with time. It has alway been hard to be a Jeff Gordon fan even when he was doing great. We as fans can say this and that but it is not easy to be in the driver seat of those cars. What it takes. He has a lot on his plate right now. He is not at the end of his career. I think he will win at leat one the rest of the season. But, when they have the time off in Dec. Jan. He will come back next season a refreshed man. And have his head on straight. Being married and having a family should not interfer with his job. I think ( I would hope) the wife supports him all the way. In this line of work as with any other job more with some then others rather your husband or wife. The spouse has to keep up the home front for awhile while they are out doing their job. He will shake this off with the support of his fans. I am sure he is thinking what the **** . He is not past his prime
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Old 10-16-2010, 03:45 PM
 
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I don't disagree with your saying Gordon is not past his prime.

I disagree with your statement ------Look at Mark Martin you get better with time.

Mark Martin's best days are behind him.

There is a reason Mark Martin and Bill Elliot are not the racers they used to be.
"Father Time" has caught up to them.
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Upstate
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He's got the pole for Sunday's race. That says something about his abilities. Now let's see how he does during the race. Obviously he's got a fast car.
Was great to see Jeff on the pole, too bad he didn't have a lot of confidence in his car and it showed. Can't help that he had electrical issues, but haven't seen those types of problems with the 48. And again Jeff made a stupid mistake speeding on pit road. Haven't seen Jimmie do that yet.

I'm still and always will be a Jeff Gordon fan, but we have to face the facts that Jimmie and the 48 team are just so much better than Jeff and the 24 team.

Jeff will have to go on a winning spree and Jimmie and the guys in front will need to have some major issues if Jeff has any chance to win.

Looks like Jimmie is about to de-throne Jeff. I hope it doesn't happen.
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Old 10-19-2010, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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It's clear that there is an order in the Hendrick tribe of who gets the best equipment. The rest get the leftovers that JJ doesn't need. Gordon has been driving something since he was practically a fetus. I am sure he didn't forget how to drive a race car. I do find it funny how other Hendrick cars can have a problem, but JJ's is bulletproof.

I forget what Gordon's contract was with Hendrick, but if he could get out of it, I believe he would be better off with Roush. He is no longer needed or appreciated at Hendrick.
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:01 PM
 
Location: In San Antonio
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Gordon should stay and get that 5th title at Hendrick. Then up it to Formula1 for a 3yrs. Come back to NASCAR and dominate. JK
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:11 AM
 
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I forget what Gordon's contract was with Hendrick, but if he could get out of it, I believe he would be better off with Roush. He is no longer needed or appreciated at Hendrick.
Nothing like a good laugh to start the day. Thanks for the chuckle.
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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Nothing like a good laugh to start the day. Thanks for the chuckle.
As opposed to all the recent success he has had with Hendrick.

It doesn't really matter anyway. No one will be left to see anything anyway.
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Old 10-21-2010, 10:33 AM
 
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It's clear that there is an order in the Hendrick tribe of who gets the best equipment. The rest get the leftovers that JJ doesn't need. Gordon has been driving something since he was practically a fetus. I am sure he didn't forget how to drive a race car. I do find it funny how other Hendrick cars can have a problem, but JJ's is bulletproof.

I forget what Gordon's contract was with Hendrick, but if he could get out of it, I believe he would be better off with Roush. He is no longer needed or appreciated at Hendrick.
Whatever you are smoking up there in Kentucky, please send some down to me!! Thanks for the laugh though.

Jeff has a LIFETIME contract with HMS. So either Jeff dies, or Rick dies to allow Jeff to go to Roush. I don't think Roush would have a use for Jeff if he died to get out of the contract.

Jeff would never leave HMS. The #24 and #48 are in the same garage, share the same equipment and engineers. It just happens that Jimmie has an edge over Jeff. Could it be that Jimmie is younger, quicker on the reflexes? Or that Jimmie and the #48 have the golden horseshoe so far up their butts that it will never fall out.

A lot of the success falls on Chad. I believe Chad is one of the best, ever NASCAR crew chiefs. He is so tuned into his driver and the car, and seems to always make the right decisions and the right time.

Here is an interesting interview with Jeff. Note that Jeff does talk about Jimmie in one question:

12 In 12: An Interview With Jeff Gordon - SBNation.com
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Old 10-21-2010, 10:39 AM
 
Location: NE CT
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The Hendricks drivers are aging which is why Kasey Khane was signed for 2012. They have to begin to replace the "older" crew. It's too bad KK has to go to Red Bull next year b/c initially Mark Martin refused to get out of the 5 car. Mark Martin is a good driver but it's his time to go....
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Upstate
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The Hendricks drivers are aging which is why Kasey Khane was signed for 2012. They have to begin to replace the "older" crew. It's too bad KK has to go to Red Bull next year b/c initially Mark Martin refused to get out of the 5 car. Mark Martin is a good driver but it's his time to go....
Jeff probably has another 4-5 years. I'll give Dale Jr, two more years if they don't start winning. Jimmie has a good 10 years plus.

All three of those drivers, especially Jeff and Dale bring in the sponsorship money and will for many years. Jimmie on the other hand, is peculiar. He is on the verge of his 5th consecutive championship, but he is not as popular as Jeff, Dale, Tony, Kyle, etc... I think he does a great job in the Lowe's commercials and as a spokesman. Don't understand why he is not more popular. Must be that he wins too much, or his personality is not as charming as Jeff's!
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