NASCAR: Who Had The Best And Worst Week Ever (Michigan)

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Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Bad Week – Jeff Gordon

Michigan was not supposed to be a bad week for Jeff Gordon and the No. 24 team. Gordon was fast all weekend; he qualified 6th and was the fastest driver during final practice.

Early on in the race on Sunday Gordon showed that he easily had himself a car that was capable of running in the top-five. Shortly after that the wheels came off of it and Gordon would eventually finish 22nd. The issue for Gordon on Sunday actually wasn’t his fault though. On a routine pit stop the No. 24 crew only managed to hit two lug nuts (out of five) and the result was Gordon having to come back down to pit road. This happened right around the halfway mark and put Gordon back outside of the top-30. The race was called about 40 laps later and as mentioned above Gordon finished 22nd.

Between some of the pit road mishaps and speeding penalties, Gordon and his team are shooting themselves in the foot right now. With only 11 races left until the chase they need to right this ship and do so quickly.