ORIGINAL: Jim Frenette
Jeff Gordon has 87 career wins. Will he get to 100?
Jimmie Johnson has 65. Will he get to 100?
Who would get there first? Gettin' pretty late in the game for Jeff Gordon. I see Ryan Newman has 17 wins in his entire career. So Jeff would need to almost duplicate in the next 10 years (and well past Jeff's prime) what Ryan Newman has taken 15 years to do in his prime.
Since they keep driving so late in life, I can see both getting 100
Jim, I really appreciate your input, but I just have to disagree with you on Gordon. I like the guy...I really do...but I just don't see how he's going to get to #100 unless the other drivers start fixing races for him as he gets closer.
After the 2007 season Gordon had 81 career wins. Now, at the end of the 2013 season, he has 87 wins. He's averaging ONE win per season. At this rate, he will need to run a full schedule for 13 more seasons to get to win #100. And you can only expect his win rate to DECREASE as he gets older. He's no longer the marquee guy that gets the most financing from his team - and his percentage of that share is just going to keep going down as he gets older and less "cool" to the younger fans and the marketing guys. I'd be shocked if he gets to 100 wins. I have to admit, though, I was surprised to see he's only 42 years old. But man, his ability to win races has absolutely tanked in the last 6-8 years. He had one good season for wins back in 2007. He'll never get back to that level.
< Message edited by twinsfan -- 10/14/2013 11:31:41 AM >