Stick a Fork in Jeff Gordon

Summary:

Jeff Gordon finishes 37th in the MBNA Racepoints 400 at Dover International Speedway.

Since the May 14, 2005 race at Richmond, Gordon has only 4 Top 10 finishes. His average finish during that time is 23rd. 8 of the last 17 races he has finished 30th or worse.

His crew chief, Robbie Loomis, has split for Petty Enterprises. Things aren’t looking good at the Dupont #24 race team.

My Take:

I didn’t have high hopes for Jeff Gordon turning his season around at New Hampshire or Dover now that Robbie Loomis is gone. I haven’t been disappointed.

Unlike Dale Jr. who now can see the light at the end of the tunnel, things don’t look so good for Jeffy Boy.

I wonder if 2005 is the year that we watched Gordon crumble right before our eyes?

He certainly is ‘in a slump’. Will it last as long as Dale Jarrett’s and Bobby Labonte’s slump? The distance between dominance and collapse is so close in NASCAR.”