Jeff Gordon did not earn a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup at Richmond.
Or at Daytona. Or Texas. Or Bristol, New Hampshire, Charlotte…. see where I am going here?
Gordon did not earn a spot in NASCAR’s post season because he did not win a race, he had the worst season of the four Hendrick Motorsports teams and no amount of social media pressure will change that.
Argue with me if you want. Gordon does not belong in the Chase and NASCAR does not need him in the Chase.
Gordon has not won a NASCAR championship since 2001 and his days of being the guy who can win a race any given weekend are over, long over.
Gordon is still a solid competitor capale of piling up top tens but winning the championship this season? Give me a damn break. Too much “bad luck” or as I like to call it – MISTAKES.
The latest news that the No. 38 car of David Gilliland slowed to allow fellow Ford driver Joey Logano around does not change my opinion. Nor did the previous ruling that the No. 55 car of Brian Vickers did the same thing.
Gordon was the fourth best driver on a four car team this season. You have to be better than that if you want to win a championship.
Here is the problem. NASCAR made it obvious they did not agree with the decision of No. 55 car to lose positions when they realized their penalties against MWR. They will need to make a similar announcement as it pertains to the No. 38 car.
Then again how many times have we seen a driver pull over so a teammate could get a bonus point for leading a lap? Then what about the Nationwide Series were a Cup regular will allow a teammate running that series to make a late pass for a point?
NASCAR should have made its case against Bowyer and the No. 15 team, not by pinning it all on Ty Norris.