Do you hear that? Step a little closer. Can you hear you hear it again? That’s Jeff Gordon inching closer to Matt Kenseth in the Sprint Cup standings as he is only 39 points out of first place. To some, 39 points seems like a lot, but it really isn’t. 39 points looks like a good advantage over a competitor if the first place driver doesn’t have a DNF.
All Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson, or even Kyle Busch have to do is get in one bad wreck this week at Kansas, and Gordon may see himself either in second place in the points standings, or just 10 points out behind Kenseth for first place for that matter.
Since August 24th at Bristol, Gordon has finished in the top-10 in five out of the last six races, and only finished 15th at New Hampshire due to over-driving into his pit box. So the good news at this point is the fact that Gordon is catching fire at the right time. The bad news is the fact that Gordon doesn’t have a win to show for it this season.
Usually when a driver is running well as Gordon is right now, the wins are coming in the near future. All it could take for Gordon at this point is just one win to put him over the top.