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NASCAR: Will Jeff Gordon and Alan Gustafson Improve After a Great 2011 Season?

Going into the 2011 season, Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick made radical changes to three of his teams. He rotated three crew chiefs and teams to different drivers.  One of those drivers who got a new crew chief was Jeff Gordon. Gordon was paired up with Alan Gustafson.  Gustafson is a young crew chief who had some success with the No. 5 team.  With Gordon’s wealth of experience and Gustafson’s technical skills and ability, it proved to be a great pairing that should have a lot of success in the future. 2011 brought Gordon’s 66-race losing streak to an end early in the year at Phoenix. Gordon showed fire and aggressiveness, bumping and banging with Kyle Busch 10 laps to go in the race. That was not ...

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