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The Worst Week Ever: Jeff Gordon
As great as winning is, losing brings with it even greater emotions. The only thing that makes losing worse is when you lose in a situation that you should have won in.
There aren’t any guarantees in NASCAR (no matter what the conspiracy-believing folks say) but Jeff Gordon looked to be on his way to a win on Sunday. That all came to an end when he was caught speeding on pit road with less than 40 laps to go. After the race Gordon admitted that he cost his team a win. Heck, even Hamlin was pretty open about how the penalty might have cost Gordon the race.
Gordon did rebound and finish 9th but that simply doesn’t compare to winning. Gordon only has 30 races left in his career and wins are hard to come by in this sport. On Sunday win No. 93 was there for the taking and Gordon missed it and that’s why he is having the worst week ever.