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NASCAR adds Jeff Gordon as 13th driver in Chase

Jeff Gordautograph for fans during practice for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Geico 400 aurace ChicagolSpeedway Joliet Ill. Friday Sept. 13

Jeff Gordon autograph for fans during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Geico 400 auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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Updated: September 13, 2013 8:43PM

In one of the most unprecedented moves in NASCAR’s history, Jeff Gordon has been added to the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship as the 13th driver and two more race teams are facing some sanctioning by the sport’s governing body.

NASCAR Chairman/CEO Brian France and president Mike Helton made the announcement Friday at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet. France and Helton said NASCAR is also putting Penske Racing and Front Row Motorsports on probation for the rest of the year.

Helton and France also said there will be a mandatory meeting Saturday for all drivers, crew chiefs and owners to discuss what lines were crossed this past week.

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