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Drivers' talks often overheard

...same people who complain about it are the same ones who use it to their advantage," said Steve Letarte, Jeff Gordon's crew chief. "I usually watch what I say, so I really don't worry about it. I realize we're trying to sell it. We have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/10/23/nas_480497.shtml
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With heavy hearts, Hendrick team goes back to work

HAMPTON, Ga. - Jeff Gordon gnawed at his lips, struggling to contain the tears that were so desperate to escape.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/30/nas_432896.shtml
Nascar
Gordon a threat for fifth championship

...good chance of finishing 1-2 in the championship," said car owner Ray Evernham, who won three championships as Gordon's crew chief. "Jimmie and Jeff both look like they can make a run at it." Until recently, Gordon was just trying to keep...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/08/nas_421470.shtml
Nascar
NASCAR notebook

CONCORD, N.C. - Richard Childress couldn't swap the drivers in his race team, so he swapped everything else.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/05/30/nas_348339.shtml
Nascar
Crews confront dangers in pits

CONCORD, N.C. - This is the first time in 16 years that Lee McCall's job description doesn't include jumping in front of speeding traffic during a pit stop. He considers himself one of the lucky ones. In 15 years of changing tires on pit road during NASCAR Winston Cup Series races, he's never been seriously hurt. "I've been hit by cars a couple times," he said, "but it only led to a bunch of bumps and bruises. Nothing serious."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/05/17/oth_313465.shtml
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Loomis relaxes after win

...worked his way through Petty Enterprises to the most coveted - and most demanding - job in all of motorsports as Gordon's crew chief. The evolution has come with all the expected pressures. Sunday's victory was Gordon's second of the year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/06/29/oth_293427.shtml
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Hunter giving good PR for raceway

...four). "We have to concern ourselves with being able to beat them head-to-head," said Ray Evernham, Gordon's crew chief. Martin, a habitual top-five driver in the points race who likely will have to wait another year for his first...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/08/12/oth_267718.shtml
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Critics always over rainbow for Gordon

ARLINGTON, S.C. -- Jeff Gordon is driving his rainbow-colored Chevy to one of the most spectacular seasons ever in stock car racing, drawing the eyes of a nation to a sport that is just now shucking its overalls and cleaning its nails, and where's the celebration? There should be a rainbow somewhere besides on the hood of his car. He's having a Petty-Pearson-Earnhardt career, a Mark McGwire season, but he's still trying to win over critics who boo him and question his methods.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/08/oth_238422.shtml
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NASCAR confiscates Gordon's tires

...closer inspection. "They think that we have to cheat to win, and that just isn't the case," Ray Evernham, Gordon's crew chief and team manager of Hendrick Motorsports, said Monday. Gordon, who struggled throughout the race, took only...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/01/oth_237733.shtml
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Gordon's success behind redesign of Taurus

...limit Gordon's domination. "This is the truth, like it or not," said Evernham, who is in his sixth year as Gordon's crew chief. "It's not about the numbers. It ain't about Ford or Chevy. It's about stopping Jeff Gordon." The facts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/03/05/oth_223586.shtml
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