The Strive For Five Is It Still Alive??

Michael VoyerSenior Analyst IOctober 15, 2009

FONTANA, CA - OCTOBER 11:  Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Pepsi Chevrolet, leads teammate Mark Martin, driver of the #5 Kellogg's Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pepsi 500 at Auto Club Speedway on October 11, 2009 in Fontana, California.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

                       As we all know Jeff Gordon was one of the favorites coming into the chase along with teammates Mark Martin and Jimmie Johnson. Yet Gordon who won at Texas earlier in the year is trailing Johnson by over 100 points. After  gaining two spots in the Pepsi 500 one must ask himself, does Gordon still have a shot to win this championship. And the answer is yes, that doesn't mean it will though, this weekend they head into Lowe's which is known for being the home to all the NASCAR drivers shops, but mostly known as Johnson's playground.

                       If you've followed Gordon's career closly you would know that Gordon has won at Lowe's in a race for the chase race in 2007. But this season Jeff has 30 starts 21 top 10 and 14 top 5 finishes this season which is 2 top ten finishes better than points leader Jimmie Johnson. I've watched to see where Johnson has captured all these points, and all I can see are his victories. It just goes to show the old points system lets drivers relize that every race is important and more than 12 drivers should have a shot at the title.

                        If Jeff has anything for Jimmie, he's got to show it in these next six races unless he wishes to make the drive for five to continue for however long it may. I want to throw my five cents in on who i'd like to see win it, I wish to see Johnson win it only to see a record broken, had it not been for the record I would have like to have seen Ryan Newman or Kurt Busch.