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Loose doesn't mean fast to 24

Updated: February 21, 2009, 7:26 PM ET
By Ed Hinton | ESPN.com

Jeff Gordon wants to shatter a long-running myth about race driving in general.

When he does that, he'll clear up speculation about his driving style as a factor in his winless streak that dates back to October 2007.

It has to do with the highly romanticized "loose" race car. In that condition, the car supposedly goes faster through the corners -- if it's driven by someone who's willing and able to hang onto it as the rear end kicks out wildly so that the car is almost sideways.

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