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Jeff Gordon’s 2011 Season a Make-or-Break Year, Professionally and Personally

The determining factor of how a NASCAR driver's season is how well he finishes both in the races and in the points. So, how exactly do we determine how Jeff Gordon fared this last year. Do we call it a success because he made the Chase, or a failure because he didn't win? Do we call it a success because he and wife Ingrid welcomed son Leo, or a failure since both his children didn't see their dad in victory lane? Arguments can be made either way, but looking ahead at 2011, Gordon's season could be a make-or-break campaign for the driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet. Professionally, he's in the longest slump of his career. The last three years, Gordon has won only one race. He was close many times this year, but something always seemed to prevent...

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