Jeff Gordon

What is your opinion of Jeff Gordon and his chances of winning his 5th championship in his last race?

I was a Richard Petty, David Pierson, Cale Yarborough, etc fan in my youth. I then became a longtime fan of Harry Gant. After he retired, I was a huge Dale Jarrett fan for his entire Winston Cup career (that is where the "88" in my username came from). Since he retired I seldom watch any of the races as I don't like the direction Nascar has headed.

I used to despise Jeff Gordon. In recent years I have changed my mind about him, and I think it would be very cool and a great storybook ending to his career if he could go out a Champion, a la John Elway. I think he has a great shot and wish him the best of luck, but if he can't do it I hope Harvick gets his 2nd championship. I will be tuning in tomorrow to see.

Whatever happens, thank you Jeff for the memories and all you have done for your sport as you ride off into the sunset and begin your broadcast career...

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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,243
    I live in Mooresville North By God Carolina. Jeff Gordon was the young punk in the early 90's.
    Dale E, Ricky Rudd, Dale Jarrett all those guys couldn't stand him.
    But now in retrospect, he may have brought it out of the backwoods to a major sport.........
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,436
    A true class act and a damn good race driver, one of the best. I remember him driving an F1 car around Indy in 2000. He did a good job too. Afterwards you could see the thrill in his face, just a born racer. I wish him luck tomorrow and hope he wins.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 12,912
    Anybody but Jimmy Johnson ..big Dale Jr fans on our house. What the heck happened to Tony Stewert this year.
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,243
    Tony kinda lost his mojo after the "incident". I've known Tony for a # of years. Hellatious open wheel driver. Damn good stocker. He is moving on to a higher level. He and Gene Haas have assembled a fine team. And when the only US based F1 team opens shop... You can say " Hey, I know The Lightman".
  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 12,863
    edited November 2015
    lightman1 wrote: »
    I live in Mooresville North By God Carolina. Jeff Gordon was the young punk in the early 90's.
    Dale E, Ricky Rudd, Dale Jarrett all those guys couldn't stand him.
    But now in retrospect, he may have brought it out of the backwoods to a major sport.........

    I lived in Lexington from 2004-2006 and visited many of the race shops and took a tour of the Charlotte Motor Speedway. I was only a few miles away from the town of Welcome and the Richard Childress race shop and museum. In fact, I lived there when I bought my first Polk speakers (RTi6 in cherry) and joined the forum...
    "Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music." ~ Ronald Reagan

    “I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God.”
    ~ Johnny Cash





  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,243
    No sheet Rick??!! Still in NC?
  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 12,863
    lightman1 wrote: »
    No sheet Rick??!! Still in NC?

    No, back in Upstate NY. Currently living in Horseheads, though I consider nearby Corning to be my home town (we moved there from southern PA when I was 3 in 1966).
    "Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music." ~ Ronald Reagan

    “I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God.”
    ~ Johnny Cash





  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 12,863
    "Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music." ~ Ronald Reagan

    “I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God.”
    ~ Johnny Cash





  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,243
    All hail the the King. I bow to him
  • Seems like just yesterday I was getting divorced and needing a car. A cute blonde finance manager talked me into this. Of course $22,500 out the door for a monte ss helped get me over the fact that it was a Gordon car and I am a JR fan. I hope Jeff wins the championship today. GO 24 CAR!
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  • adabroadabro Posts: 203
    Big fan - I'm rooting for him
  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,350
    I am more a Jr fan, but would love to see Gordon win this one.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 19,988
    Stopped caring after The Intimidator hit the wall. The end of an era.
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  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 12,863
    Did anyone see the 2 guys with what appeared to be homemade Jeff Gordon guitars shaped like the number 24? They were cool as heck!

    "Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music." ~ Ronald Reagan

    “I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God.”
    ~ Johnny Cash





  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 12,912
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Tony kinda lost his mojo after the "incident". I've known Tony for a # of years. Hellatious open wheel driver. Damn good stocker. He is moving on to a higher level. He and Gene Haas have assembled a fine team. And when the only US based F1 team opens shop... You can say " Hey, I know The Lightman".

    Yep I noticed that too bad damn fine gent.
  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 12,863
    Finally, the race will soon be getting underway.

    Here are the 4 Championship contenders.

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    "Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music." ~ Ronald Reagan

    “I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God.”
    ~ Johnny Cash





  • Not a big NASCAR fan myself, but I will be for this race.
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,103
    Stopped caring after The Intimidator hit the wall. The end of an era.
    nbrowser wrote: »
    Stopped caring after The Intimidator hit the wall. The end of an era.

    Yep, after that day my interest in NASCAR went sharply downhill too.


    THIS^^^^^

  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 10,719
    Once they went with restrictor plates, standardized cars, and other things to slow down the cars, and make the races vanilla, I stopped paying close attention.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 41,436
    Wow, what a send off! Too bad he didn't win, but then again, he's got nothing to prove.
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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,243
    Went out like true champ.
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