Kentucky: Post-Race Notes
JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DRIVE TO END HUNGER CHEVROLET SS - FINISHED EIGHTH
TELL US ABOUT YOUR DAY:
"We had an awesome fast Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet that is for sure. I think we passed more cars than anybody. These pit stops just aren't going our way. If we try to stretch it doesn't work our way. If we try to pit early it doesn't work our way. I don't know, you just have to keep working hard at it and hope they fall your way eventually. Pit stops were great when we had them. The car was awesome on the race track. It took a little while for it to come in and that last restart I kind of timed it and the No. 18 (Kyle Busch) spun his tires and stacked us up, then cars were four-wide. That didn't certainly work out in our favor."
WITH THE BAD LUCK YOU HAVE HAD THIS YEAR YOU GUYS HAVE BATTLED BACK TO 12TH IN POINT'S ONLY TWO POINT'S BEHIND 10TH. TALK ABOUT HOW THE TEAM CONTINUES TO FIGHT TO GET IN THE CHASE:
"I'm happy the way we are running. The last two weeks have been very promising. That is going to help us as we move forward. We are doing the right things. We've got to continue to qualify better, execute better, hope some things go our way and then I have to be able to get those restarts. The first one actually wasn't that bad. We were going to come out pretty good. The last one, yeah, I could have done a better job. I'm just happy with the way the car is working right now."
A LOT OF GUYS COMPLAINED ABOUT THE TRACK HOW BUMPY IT IS. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON IF THEY SHOULD REPAVE IT OR JUST LEAVE IT THE WAY IT IS?
"I would rather it stay the way it is. I don't like repaves. I think a smooth new pavement that they are putting on these race tracks now is worse than that. Yeah, it's rough and it beats the cars all up. I don't think we should be going down on the apron here on restarts. I think that is pretty dangerous. Other than that I like everything about the track. It's just trying to find a tire that works well here. That is a challenging thing to do for this surface."
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