Chase Preview:
No. 2 Jeff Gordon

By Dominic Aragon
September 14, 2014

Jeff Gordon will start eighth at Chicagoland to begin his run for a fifth championship in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Jeff Gordon

Gordon has qualified for the Chase ten times in his career. 2014 makes the ninth consecutive season Gordon has done so, the second longest streak only to teammate Jimmie Johnson (11).

Gordon’s three wins, which enabled the driver to be seeded second, all came at intermediate tracks during the regular season.

The four-time champion said last week at Richmond he is confident in his team’s ability to perform in the Chase.

“I’m very confident, because we have a great race team,” Gordon said post-race Saturday when pressed about his chances of winning a fifth title. “I’m so proud of [crew chief] Alan [Gustafson] all our engineers, and everybody on this Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet team.”

Gordon and team led the regular season in points for a majority of 2014, but their surplus of points has been erased.

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Jeff Gordon's 2014 primary paint scheme. Gordon led the season standings for most of the regular season.

“It’s ten more weeks that we’ve got to get it done, and this team’s ready to do that,” Gordon said.

Gordon also talked about how he and his crew chief have clicked since day one, but has really shown this season.

“I’ve always enjoyed Alan as a person and as a crew chief,” Gordon said. “We have clicked I felt right from the beginning, but I don’t if we’ve ever really had the chemistry or been in sync like we are right now.”

Gordon has won at all ten tracks on the Chase schedule.

Where will Jeff Gordon finish in points?
As champion
11th or worse
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