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Old 08-08-2010, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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One win in three years. Simply awful. Is he burnt out? Does he care about winning anymore? 10th on a road course. Something's wrong. I know it's hard to pass on a RC, but damn.
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Old 08-08-2010, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Sanford, NC
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I think it's a couple of things. Being married with kids maybe and his crew chief? No matter what it is, he's not hitting on much! It's hard being a Gordo fan these days. *sigh*
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Old 08-08-2010, 07:25 PM
 
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With the exception not caring about winning I think it's a combo of all the above. I don't think he & Latarte have the same chemistry he had w/Loomis & Everham and I feel perhaps the wife & kids have shifted his focus to some extent. Add a more competitive field to the mix as well.
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Old 08-08-2010, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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Time marches on...racing venues in general (some forms more than others) are a young mans sport.
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Old 08-09-2010, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Upstate
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Isn't he still second in the points standing? Of course a win prior to the Chase would help a lot since the points are reset.

Or a couple wins after the Chase starts will make him a 5-time champion.
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Old 08-09-2010, 02:38 PM
 
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The competition is pretty darn good.

Evidence of that is in how many laps it takes the " big names" to actually be able to pass some of the " less famous" drivers when those " less famous" are going to go a lap down.
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Old 08-10-2010, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Hernando, FL
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He's certainly had his opportunities this year but couldn't close the deal. I was suprised when Kyle outwheeled him at Richmond this year.

Two things
1. He got JJ in the 48
2. Green-White -Checker. I can't find any stats on it but it seems he used to be the king of winning under a yellow.
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Old 08-10-2010, 07:32 PM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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JG suffers from the same problem that ended the careers of, DW, Rusty, Dale Jarrett, Bill Elliot and now Mark Martin. Auto racing especially Nascar Sprint Cup is now a young mans game.
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Old 08-10-2010, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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JG suffers from the same problem that ended the careers of, DW, Rusty, Dale Jarrett, Bill Elliot and now Mark Martin. Auto racing especially Nascar Sprint Cup is now a young mans game.
How is 39 y/o considered old???
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Old 08-11-2010, 05:08 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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How is 39 y/o considered old???
Never said he was old but at 39 he is past his prime.
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