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What did you think of Jeff's 85 win in the NASCAR Cup series?

Is it compareable to the old school drivers records?

I got to watch the last 6 laps of the race and Jeff looked pretty good and looked like he was borderline ready to hand the race over to Jimmie when Jimmie caught up to him.

Was actually good to see Jeff push harder than I have saw in a very long time.

The guys at work said Jeff dominated the beginning of the race as well.

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September 8, 2011  06:02 AM ET

1st place means he beat them all wooo hooooo

September 8, 2011  06:26 AM ET

JJ has had Brad on the box, arguably the best CC today, every race (except for those little suspensions a few years ago). JG has had, yes, Ray the innovator, but has had other crew chiefs, and won with them all. He had the original rainbow warriors pit crew jump ship and move to Roush supporting Dale Jarrett.

Hard to fathom that the little pencil mustached kid that showed up back in the early 90s and commenced to put a whoopin on a lot of the stars of the game is now one of the "senior statesmen" of the sport.

Hope he wins #5. I said months ago, when all the sportscasters were talking about him grabbing a wild card slot, that he seemed to be on track this year and to watch.. I hope he's got it or 11 more races.

September 8, 2011  06:27 AM ET

other than that, I got nothin.

Just listenin to "Like A Rock" again.

September 8, 2011  06:48 AM ET

Glad to see Jeff has his mojo back.....he seemed to be coasting for far too long......would love to see him win it all.......maybe he can share some of that mojo with Jr.

This Chase I will cheering for Jeff ~ Carl ~Matt....Chevs ~ Fords LOL

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September 8, 2011  08:55 AM ET

I think its great to see a little of that "Wonder boy" back! Drive for five.

September 8, 2011  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

After 36 years, seems tome we need to begin another "era"

Sounds good to me. Where should we start the new Era? I would say start in 2004, the first year of the Chase. Since that seems to be Brian France's legacy he is holding onto so tightly if we start there then we will know who to blame!

September 8, 2011  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

After 36 years, seems tome we need to begin another "era"

The COT era .... 2007 to ???? ....

Found with the da'WING ....

FINAL All time winners running the COT / Car of Tomorrow with the da'Wing. 93 races

1. Jimmie Johnson .... 22
2. Kyle Busch ........13
3. Carl Edwards ...11
4. Tony Stewart ..... 6, Denny Hamlin .......6
6. Mark Martin .......5
7. Jeff Gordon ..... 4, Kasey Kahne ...... 4, Kurt Busch .......... 4

10. Clint Bowyer, Greg Biffle, Jeff Burton, Matt Kenseth, Jamie McMurray . 2

15. Martin Truex Jr., Juan Pablo Montoya, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Ryan Newman, Joey Logano, David Reutimann, Brian Vickers, Brad Keselowski . 1

September 8, 2011  09:20 AM ET

No more wing after Bristol, March 2010. / 3-21-2010 ...

guess I could do the Math later and ADD wins after that ;)

September 8, 2011  09:41 AM ET

I didn't get to see the race, but saw the last few laps. That was some of the best racing I've seen in a while. Both Jeff and Jimmy almost out of control lap after lap trying to win. Maybe jeff has had enough of Jimmy being the big dog.

Hope to see more of this the rest of the season!

September 8, 2011  10:00 AM ET

I always hate trying to compare any current athlete with the ones in the past. Just like baseball, football and hockey (I don't know or care about basketball.) racing was different back then. I have a hard time trying to imagine Fireball Roberts putting up with all these regulations. Junior Johnson would have had trouble too. I think its enough to say that Jeff is one of the best drivers in his time.

If you guys are putting it to a vote, I'd say it would be legitimate to call this the COT era.

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September 8, 2011  10:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

The COT era .... 2007 to ???? ....Found with the da'WING ....FINAL All time winners running the COT / Car of Tomorrow with the da'Wing. 93 races 1. Jimmie Johnson .... 222. Kyle Busch ........133. Carl Edwards ...114. Tony Stewart ..... 6, Denny Hamlin .......66. Mark Martin .......57. Jeff Gordon ..... 4, Kasey Kahne ...... 4, Kurt Busch .......... 410. Clint Bowyer, Greg Biffle, Jeff Burton, Matt Kenseth, Jamie McMurray . 215. Martin Truex Jr., Juan Pablo Montoya, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Ryan Newman, Joey Logano, David Reutimann, Brian Vickers, Brad Keselowski . 1

To me, this proves Chad is a magician

September 8, 2011  10:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

The COT era .... 2007 to ???? ....Found with the da'WING ....FINAL All time winners running the COT / Car of Tomorrow with the da'Wing. 93 races 1. Jimmie Johnson .... 222. Kyle Busch ........133. Carl Edwards ...114. Tony Stewart ..... 6, Denny Hamlin .......66. Mark Martin .......57. Jeff Gordon ..... 4, Kasey Kahne ...... 4, Kurt Busch .......... 410. Clint Bowyer, Greg Biffle, Jeff Burton, Matt Kenseth, Jamie McMurray . 215. Martin Truex Jr., Juan Pablo Montoya, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Ryan Newman, Joey Logano, David Reutimann, Brian Vickers, Brad Keselowski . 1

this points directly to the skills of Chad the magician.

September 8, 2011  10:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Both Jeff and Jimmy almost out of control lap after lap trying to win.

tlanta is like that, fast and snotty slick. Nationwide race was the same.. edwards and the other top two or three were sliding around every turn.

September 8, 2011  10:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I saw whole thing ...Most excitement prior to that was...Why did Gordon remove a spring rubber, and fall so far back?

Agree for the most part.. Atlanta is like that, fast and snotty slick. Nationwide race was the same.. edwards and the other top two or three were sliding around every turn.

September 8, 2011  10:48 AM ET

So COW era it is ;-) .... did the Math after Bristol, March 2010... the last WING race ...

All time winners running the COT / Car of Tomorrow ....
with the Wing 93 races / Spoiler 56 races to Date ...

1. Jimmie Johnson .... 26
2. Kyle Busch ........20
3. Denny Hamlin .......15
4. Carl Edwards ...14
5. Tony Stewart ..... 8
6. Jeff Gordon ..... 7

7. Kurt Busch .......... 6
Kevin Harvick ... 6

9. Mark Martin .......5

10. Matt Kenseth ..... 4
Jamie McMurray . 4
Kasey Kahne ...... 4
Brad Keselowski ... 4
Clint Bowyer .... 4
Greg Biffle ........... 4

16. Ryan Newman .... 3

17. Jeff Burton .......... 2
Juan Pablo Montoya .2
David Reutimann . 2

20. Martin Truex Jr. . 1
Dale Earnhardt Jr. . 1
Joey Logano ...... 1
Brian Vickers ...... 1
Paul Menard ... 1
Marcos Ambrose .... 1
David Ragan .... 1
Regan Smith ..... 1
Trevor Bayne .... 1

September 8, 2011  10:51 AM ET

see FLOAT ... all that Caffeine is good for something ;-o

 
September 8, 2011  11:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

this points directly to the skills of Chad the magician.

With Wing 22 .... since then 4 ...

Guess the Magic has gone ... Proof ;)

Gibbs magic act ... with the Spoiler ... Kyle 7 ... Lenny 9

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