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The magic isn't there for Gordon, and he's trying to figure out why

Something is wrong with the No. 24 team, and driver Jeff Gordon would like to figure out what it is. The team needs to do it soon if they're going to be a factor in the Chase, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: August 18, 2008, 11:34 AM ET
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Finishing 29th is not quite the day at Watkins Glen Jeff Gordon and the No. 24 team have come to expect.

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- Jeff Gordon finished 29th at Watkins Glen, which is a little like saying Michael Phelps finished seventh in the 200-meter butterfly.

Not going to happen, except it did happen Sunday for Gordon. He has four victories on the challenging road course, but he wasn't close ...

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