NASCAR AMERICA Minute: Where is Jeff Gordon among NASCAR’s greats? (VIDEO)

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Jeff Gordon became only the third driver in NASCAR history to win 90 Sprint Cup races on Sunday, when he won the Brickyard 400 for a fifth time at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Richard Petty’s all-time mark of 200 Cup wins may never be beaten. But by the time Gordon’s career is through, he could push toward the triple digits and perhaps challenge David Pearson, currently No. 2 in Cup wins with 105.

Petty, Pearson and Gordon all competed in different eras with different levels of competition. So where does four-time Cup champion Gordon fit in among NASCAR’s icons? Rick Allen, Bobby Labonte, and Kyle Petty give their takes in the clip above.

NASCAR AMERICA will continue to look back on Gordon’s historic win at Indy today at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra.

Hartley to make F1 debut from back of grid after penalty

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Brendon Hartley’s hopes of a points finish on his Formula 1 debut took a hit on Friday after the FIA confirmed the Toro Rosso driver will start the United States Grand Prix from the back of the grid due to an engine penalty.

Porsche factory driver and 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Hartley was drafted in by Toro Rosso as a surprise replacement for Pierre Gasly in Austin, with the Frenchman tied up with Super Formula duties at Suzuka this weekend.

Hartley took to the track in an official grand prix session for the first time on Friday in Austin, marking his first run-out in an F1 car since a test with Mercedes in 20120.

However, FIA technical delegate Jo Bauer confirmed in his pre-race report that changes had been made to the power unit on Hartley’s Toro Rosso car since the last race in Japan, triggering a grid penalty.

Toro Rosso elected to take a new internal combustion engine, MGU-H, energy store and control electronics on Hartley’s Renault power unit, totaling a 25-place grid drop that will be applied after qualifying. Confirmation of the penalty is set to follow later today.

The penalty comes as a setback for Hartley, but was necessary as Toro Rosso found itself short on engine elements to get to the end of the season.

Hartley is not the only driver to have a penalty confirmed, with Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg and McLaren’s Stoffel Vandoorne also taking new engine elements, also confirmed in Bauer’s report.

A new ICE, turbocharger and MGU-H for Hulkenberg will see him drop 20 places on the grid, while an eighth ICE of the year for Vandoorne will trigger a five-place drop.