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NASCAR: Jeff Gordon Covets Elusive 5th Title as Chase Begins (+Photos)

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Panasonic Chevrolet, qualifies for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Aug. 29, 2014, in Hampton, Georgia. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Panasonic Chevrolet, qualifies for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Aug. 29, 2014, in Hampton, Georgia. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

JOLIET, Ill.—Jeff Gordon hopped off a plane, his typical polished self, ready for a full day of appearances to promote NASCAR’s championship race. Then he...




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  • This June 28, 2014 photo provided by Empire Super Sprints, Inc., shows sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr., at the Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, Canada. Ward was killed Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Central Square, N.Y., when the car being driven by Tony Stewart struck the 20-year-old who had climbed from his crashed car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart following a bump with Stewart one lap earlier. (AP Photo/Empire Super Sprints, Inc.)

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  • Left: Tony Stewart stands in the garage during practice for a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Darlington Speedway in Darlington, S.C. on April 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn) Background: This image provided by Logan Messerly shows ambulances on the scene at Canandaigua Motorsports Park on Saturday Aug. 9, 2014 in Canandaigua, N.Y. Authorities are investigating a serious crash that injured one person at a New York dirt track where Tony Stewart was racing on the eve of a NASCAR race. (AP Photo/Logan Messerly)

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