NASCAR driver Gordon burning up comeback trail

Jeff Gordon stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 13th Annual...

Jeff Gordon stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 13th Annual Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 5, 2013 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images/AFP)

DEAN MCNULTY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:22 AM ET

It seems like forever since Jeff Gordon won his fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup championship back in 2001.

At the time it was thought Gordon would be the pick to equal or top the seven championships of Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty.

But the fifth championship never came, at least so far, and his teammate at Hendrick Motorsports, Jimmie Johnson, has surpassed him with his own five championships.


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