Friday, September 13, 2013

NASCAR adds Jeff Gordon to the 2013 Chase

   JOLIET, Ill. - After a review of the "total circumstances" of Saturday night's Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Chairman Brian France has elected to add Jeff Gordon to this season's Chase for the Sprint Cup, which begins Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway.

   Gordon will be added as a 13th driver to the field, which already includes the Top 10 in series standings plus two wild cards based on number of wins.

   NASCAR has also placed the Front Row Motorsports and Penske Racing organizations on probation for the remainder of the year.

   NASCAR will hold a mandatory meeting with teams on Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway in which in will spell out its policies and rules regarding team orders and other team communication issues going forward.

   "More than anything, it's just the right thing to do," France said. "There were just too many things that went on that gave a clear disadvantage to (Gordon)."


  1. Somewhere PT Barnum is laughing. The clown show is in town.

    1. Barnum also said something to the effect that a sucker's born every minute.

      Cup fans are being had, and the money bleed will continue...thank god. Maybe Brian will quit worrying about manicures.

  2. Good news for Jeff Gordon... Probably NOT so good news for NASCAR overall... Just makes the whole integrity issue more poignant...

  3. Next year; teams will be much more creative in communicating and working on deals to manipulate the results; a net loss to Nascar

  4. Adam said to Eve, you scratch my back and I will scratch yours.

  5. WWE..opps, NASCAR is a joke, Brian & Helton are more like Laural & Hardy. I'm sad that I WAS a fan. I dropped my 5 tickets for the 2014 Daytona 500 and I'm really glad I did.

  6. Would appear the transgressions were worse than anyone originally thought...still very embarrassing for NASCAR, etal...why don't they just apply more fines or suspensions?...Not sure they realize how depressed their longterm fanbase has become.

  7. Where's the old man when we need him?

  8. I would've kicked Waltrip and all his teams out for the rest of the season and questioned next year.
    I would've handed Gorden a box of Kleenex.

  9. Political correctness gone am-muck in NASCAR....Good grief!

  10. The Gilliland/Logano deal was the very same as what went down with MWR --BUT--was even MORE clearly defined by the radio transmissions - BUT - because "PENSKE" would have been included, they got NOTHING but "probation" - YUP -that's fair and equal punishment for equal offenses. RIGHT??
    The "WALRUS" -originally addressing the Gordon situation, said NASCAR could NOT be concerned with any "ripple" effect - - BUT - - BRIAN mentions the "TOTAL Circumstances" for HIS sudden decision.
    SOMEBODY define the difference here - !!!!!!!!
    I dislike "look-at-me-LOOK-at-Me-LOOK-AT-"ME" Waltrip, and am a Gordon fan but - this whole deal is just plain WRONG the way NASCAR is micromanaging it - and, they're about to get WAYYYY WORSE - -Thankfully, there are still RACING sanctioning bodies around instead of fake, fabricated, restricted, "entertainment" !
    NASCAR is ALSO the ONLY professsional sport on the PLANET, where the graduated PROFESSIONALS, continually drop back DOWN in class to compete at the college and high school levels.
    LaBron James no longer participates in the NCAA tournement - - Green Bay doesn't play Rutgers of a local high school - -

  11. What about Danica?She ran in all 26 races so why not give her a spot in the chase.You found a way to include the other girl,i think her name is Jeffica and she has not won a race this year either.Looks like she maybe one of your pets.Shame on you nascar, just a little while longer and you will reap what you have sowed.