NASCAR's Young gunners
As the rookies rise, some Spring Cup vets might get kicked to the curb.
This story appears in the Sept. 5 edition of ESPN The Magazine
A few weeks ago, Jeff Gordon was making the race-morning walk from his infield motor coach to the Sprint Cup garage when he spotted fellow racers Trevor Bayne, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Brad Keselowski in a conversation circle. Gordon, barely one week removed from his 40th birthday, pointed to the group and shook his head. "The young guns -- I used to be one of those. Five years from now, you'll be ignoring me ...
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ESPN The Magazine: September 5, 2011