Texas: Qualifying Notes
JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DRIVE TO END HUNGER CHEVROLET, QUALIFIED 16TH:
ON HIS QUALIFYING:
"I thought it was a decent lap; good pickup from practice. Obviously with what Jimmie (Johnson) ran it shows you just how much speed is out there, and I'm real concerned with the gap from him to me. He either laid down the lap of a lifetime, or we're going to have a lot of cars in between him and me. Jimmie puts it out there on the edge. It is good to know he's not superstitious at all. (LAUGHS) Sitting in his car last week until qualifying was over. He's got a lot longer wait this week, so it might get a little warm in there, but he's not superstitious. (LAUGHS). They are just good. You don't win five championships, and be in the running for a sixth this year without being a great driver, and a great team. They have all the same resources that we do. The same opportunity. It us always motivates us to work harder and get better."
ON SUNDAY'S RACE:
"Last time we were here, we qualified like 34th, and we drove all the way up to the top-five. This track was really good for us the last time we were here. I'm excited about our chances this weekend."
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