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End of rainbow: Gordon fails to land 5th title in final race

Posted On November 24, 2015

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) Jeff Gordon ended up with a goodbye party instead of a championship celebration. Gordon failed to add a fairytale ending to his storied career Sunday, finishing sixth in the NASCAR season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. But it did little to dampen the four-time NASCAR champion's day, which was filled with family, friends and…

Kyle Busch completes comeback to win 1st Cup title

Posted On November 22, 2015

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) Kyle Busch opened the season in a hospital bed and ended it in victory lane with the championship trophy. Busch completed the ultimate comeback Sunday night by winning his first career Sprint Cup title just nine months after a serious crash at Daytona nearly ended his season. He crashed into a concrete wall…

Jeff Gordon chases 5th championship before retirement

Posted On November 22, 2015

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) It's a Hall of Fame career that includes four championships, 93 victories and more than $150 million in winnings. He's got a beautiful family, a reputation as one of the good guys and a popularity that transcends NASCAR. Now Jeff Gordon has a chance to write the ultimate Hollywood ending to what's already…

A look at NASCAR great Jeff Gordon by the numbers

Posted On November 22, 2015

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) A by-the-numbers look at Jeff Gordon's career in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: 297,997 -Miles driven. 24,920 - Laps led. 1992 - Year of first race. 796 - Consecutive career starts. 474 - Top-10 finishes. 325 - Top-5 finishes. 151 -Career winnings (in millions). 93 - Wins. 81 - Poles. 44 -…

Gordon leads way in NASCAR’s final practice at Homestead

Posted On November 21, 2015

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) Jeff Gordon topped the speed chart for NASCAR's last practice before the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Gordon had the best 10-lap average around the 1.5-mile track Saturday, averaging 169.489 mph during his first 10 laps of the session. Kasey Kahne was second at 169.020 mph, following by Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, Kurt…