Jeff Gordon Remains Consistent Performer
By Jeff Hammond - FOX Sports
Jeff Gordon is a four-time champion in NASCAR's highest series. Unfortunately for Jeff, he is going through the longest winless streak of his stellar career.
I have a good idea what he is going through. I was with DW when he was the King of the Mountain and then witnessed the struggles at the end of his career.
Jeff is smart enough to realize that someday he is not going to be able to do this as effectively as he would like to. I also think he is smart enough to realize that he is running really well right now. He has just been snake-bit by an untimely caution or an untimely pit call.
Sure, it has to be wearing on him that he isn't quite getting the NASCAR Sprint Cup wins that he is looking for. I think we will find out what he is really made of out of all this. To me, this is like a super-human type test that will tell us and show us come time for the Chase for the Sprint Cup that Jeff can dethrone his teammate, Jimmie Johnson.
I think any concern fans might have had about the combination of Jeff and crew chief Steve Latarte have been finally put to rest with Steve getting his Hendrick Motorsports' contract extended. Steve does a very solid job. He continues to look for ways to improve the team.
He is, week in and week out, as good as he has ever been. In fact, he is even more consistent than Jimmie Johnson. If you expand that over the entire field of NASCAR, the only one that is performing better than Jeff is our points leader, Kevin Harvick.
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