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2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase: Jeff Gordon’s ‘Drive for 5’ Falls 1 Lap Short

When it comes to postseason sports, close just doesn't cut it. Jeff Gordon was reminded of that on Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway when his quest for a fifth championship—his first since 2001—came up one race, one turn and one point short. The 43-year-old finished second in the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 right behind a dominant Kevin Harvick. Gordon would still have advanced to the championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway next week by points alone, but Ryan Newman had other ideas. The 36-year-old bumped and passed Kyle Larson on the last turn of the race and ended up finishing in 11th place. That was enough to move Newman to fourth in the Chase standings, one solitary point above Gordon. "It's disappoint...

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