The unhappiest NASCAR fans this week could be those who pull for Jeff Gordon. Even with all of the recent shakeups following the Richmond controversy, he still finds himself on the outside of the Chase picture. Well, Gordon fans are trying to get that changed ... any way they can.
An online petition at Change.org - titled "NASCAR: Disqualify Clint Bowyer and Joey Logano from the Chase and add Jeff Gordon" - has almost 10,000 signatures. In addition to a video of Bowyer's controversial spinout, the page makes the following plea:
Jeff Gordon has been screwed out of a Chase spot through the work of cheaters. Clint Bowyer and Joey Logano deserve to lose their chance at a championship for their actions at Richmond on Saturday, September 7. ...We watch NASCAR expecting fair and competitive races, and that clearly did not happen at Richmond. While the fans appreciate the fact that NASCAR did something positive and penalized Michael Waltrip Racing as a whole, NASCAR has not done nearly enough. Jeff Gordon was affected equally by the cheating of MWR and Penske Racing, and he deserves to take a spot in the Chase over Bowyer and Logano. There is no place for cheaters in the Chase or NASCAR. Period.
With this legion of dedicated followers at his back, Gordon should run for political office when his driving days are over.