Jeff Gordon Is Really a Six-Time Sprint Cup Champion

SteveCorrespondent IJanuary 31, 2009

Why do I say this, you wonder.

Well ever since this thing called the Chase for the Sprint Cup was implemented, Jeff Gordon has been robbed of two championships.

First back in 2004, he would have beaten his teammate Jimmie Johnson by 47 points if the traditional points system was being used. Instead, he finished third behind Johnson and the man I call the Chase Champion, Kurt Busch.

Then it happened again in 2007 when he would have dominated, winning his sixth title by 353 points over Johnson.

So why would I bring this up, because Jeff Gordon is by far the greatest driver driving today. Yes, I know he had an off year in 2008, but he would have won six titles the way that Richard Petty and the late Dale Earnhardt won their seven titles.

Well with this said, Kurt Busch should not be a NASCAR Champion and Jimmie Johnson should only have two titles, oh wait, make that one. In 2008 Johnson was 16 points behind Carl Edwards with the traditional points system.

Congratulations, Brian France. You're ruining the sport of auto racing.

There is no way that you can even compare Jimmie Johnson to Cale Yarborough, because he didn't win his titles the same way Yarborough did.

NASCAR is the only form of auto racing that uses the last 10 races of the season to determine a champion.

I believe it is time to get rid of the Chase and let the driver who actually deserves the title win it.