Jeff Gordon Making Most Of Unprecedented Chase Chance

 Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, signs autographs during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, signs autographs during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

FORT WORTH (AP) – Jeff Gordon says most of his answers will be similar when asked about his Sprint Cup championship chances.

They will usually be along the lines of wait and see what happens.

The four-time Cup champion is just happy to be in the conversation with three races left in the season. And it’s better than the questions he was getting earlier this season about retiring or what changes were needed for his team.

Since getting an unprecedented 13th spot in the Chase, he has moved up to a season-high third in points going into Sunday’s race at Texas. He won last weekend at Martinsville.

Gordon is within 27 points of co-leaders Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson.

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