CONCORD, N.C. -- Jeff Gordon's charmed season just took a turn.
Blame "The Beast in the Southeast," otherwise known as Lowe's Motor Speedway, where the Nextel Cup points leader failed to finish a race for the fifth consecutive time.
And it wasn't pretty.
Gordon was just 61 laps into the Coca-Cola 600 when his luck changed just past the start-finish line. Tony Raines' car clipped Gordon into the grass, and the No. 24 Chevy slid sideways across the track before getting ...