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Jeff Gordon’s Disappointing Last Run at Sonoma Mars Near-Perfect Weekend

What could have been wasn’t. What should have happened didn’t. And so Jeff Gordon moves on to what is now 20 races left in his illustrious Sprint Cup career. It should be that simple, but it isn’t. Gordon had the perfect opportunity to win for the final time on his home track, in the backyard of where he spent the first 11 years of his life, surrounded by numerous family members and friends —and a crowd that Sonoma Raceway hasn’t seen in at least a decade. If someone took a poll, I’d be willing to bet that at least 75 percent of those who attended Sunday’s Toyota/SaveMart 350 came out to see Gordon’s 23rd and final run at Sonoma. He’s an icon in the Bay Area. He’s from there. He&r...

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