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Monday, October 18, 2004

That's why they race the race

Gordon defies logic with runner-up finish

My wife told me when I expressed my displeasure for the bad start Jeff Gordon got off to Saturday night, "Well, you can just go to bed early tonight." Oh, no, you don't understand. It isn't over until it is over. I figured Gordon couldn't win, but I wanted to see how many positions he could pick up. So, I started watching the ticker as the NBC guys kept doing their stupid "Through the field."

Slowly but surely, Gordon began picking off one position after another. Once he took two positions in one lap. The commentators weren't watching him. Once they turned the camera to Gordon to find him on the outside of Bobby Labonte. "Ah, Gordon continues to struggle. Look, Bobby is passing him." No fella's, Gordon was passing him on the outside.

"Come on, come on, we need a caution!" I said to my TV (my wife had gone on to sleep). Low and behold, thanks to Jimmy Spenser, we got one! Gordon was back on the lead lap. From there something happened that I never expected. The 24 team ended with a second place finish - without a rear bumper. Who knows, maybe it helped.


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