NASCAR puts Jeff Gordon in the Chase

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JOLIET, IL - SEPTEMBER 13: (R-L) Brian France, chairman & CEO of NASCAR, and Mike Helton, president of NASCAR, speak during a press conference following practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 13, 2013 in Joliet, Illinois. NASCAR announced that Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, would be added as a 13th driver in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
JOLIET, IL – SEPTEMBER 13: (R-L) Brian France, chairman & CEO of NASCAR, and Mike Helton, president of NASCAR, speak during a press conference following practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 13, 2013 in Joliet, Illinois. NASCAR announced that Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, would be added as a 13th driver in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

For the second time in six days, NASCAR has changed the participants in the season ending Chase for the Sprint Cup adding four time champion Jeff Gordon as a 13th entrant. NASCAR made the announcement Friday at Chicagoland Speedway site of Sunday’s opening Sprint Cup series race.

The latest developments also stemmed from last Saturday nights race at Richmond International Raceway, the results of which set the field of 12 drivers for the Chase. NASCAR reviewed the final laps and determined that drivers from Michael Waltrip Racing had taken advantage of a final caution with three laps to go allowing their driver Martin Truex Jr., to make the Chase bumping driver Ryan Newman out of the Chase.

NASCAR reviewed radio broadcasts form the race and determined that MWR as guilty. The result was the largest monetary fine in NASCAR history and a reduction of points that put Newman in the Chase and left Truex out. MORE>>>

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