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Sentimentality is not part of the equation for retiring Jeff Gordon

Sentimentality is not part of the equation for retiring Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon's final pre-race news conference at Pocono Raceway was in full session Friday afternoon when a loud noise came from the doorway leading into the media center. That loud noise was the fans buzzing for photos and autographs, as Dale Earnhardt, Jr., who was scheduled to be interviewed after Gordon in the media center, was about to enter. Gordon didn't even notice the ruckus outside as he continued answering questions. It was a normal moment for a busy Friday at a NASCAR track, but those who have followed Gordon's career probably recognized the symbolism of the scene as his moment on the Pocono media stage was overshadowed by the passion of fans for another...

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