With only three races left in the season, the Sprint Cup Series Championship is quickly coming to a close and the battle at the top is closer than ever. Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth are the favorites to win but there is one driver that the series isn’t paying too much attention to, but should be.
Jeff Gordon was added to the Chase as the 13th driver just before it kicked off in Chicagoland and started from the very bottom of the standings. Having another season where races never really went his way, Gordon has shown that he is still capable of racing with the young guns.
With his win last weekend at Martinsville, Gordon sits just 27 points away from the leaders. Does he still have a chance?
My opinion? Yes he does.
Gordon has shown promise during the Chase and is determined to reclaim his spot at the top of the standings. Since the Chase started, he has had his strongest run of the season and just continues to get better. With Texas, Phoenix and Homestead left on the schedule, Gordon has wins at each of the tracks, including at win at Homestead last season.
Johnson and Kenseth may be the favorites, but Gordon is not far behind. If either of the two run in to problems during the final three races, Gordon will be right behind and could capture his fourth Championship.