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The Lugnut Report: Jeff Gordon Unable To Exploit Texas-Size Opportunity

It took Jeff Gordon 12 years and 17 attempts to win at Texas Motor Speedway, the sight of his only win in 2009. Sitting 192 points behind teammate Jimmie Johnson in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, Gordon's drive for five looked virtually dead in the water before he even took the green flag for the Dickies 500. The weekend, though, started off to a promising start for Gordon. He and the DuPont No. 24 team were solid in practice and on Friday he was able to win the pole for Sunday's raceā€”the 17th straight year he's done so. Sitting on his 67th career pole, Gordon led the field to the green flag at 2:34 local time, as he and Kasey Kahne raced side by side all the way around the 1.5 mile track for the lead. Neither driver backed down but Gordon...

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