Daytona Duel Post-Race Notes
JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DRIVE TO END HUNGER CHEVROLET SS – FINISHED SECOND
DESCRIBE THAT LAST LAP:
“Well it was a pretty calm race for the Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet team. We were up in the top three most of the time. It got pretty wild after the pit stop. Me and Carl (Edwards) were having a heck of a drag race leaving pit road. We got into a good position there and I just kept seeing everybody back up behind me trying to get that big run when the white flag came out. I felt like we had a good shot at getting a good run as well. They split up behind us and then it was just chaos to the end. I made one run on the No. 41 and couldn’t quite clear him and then when we got off of (turn) four I got one more push and was able to get inside of him for a great second place finish.”
HOW DIFFICULT IS IT AS A RACE CAR DRIVER KNOWING THAT YOU HAVE TO SIT THERE AND BE PATIENT FOR SOMEBODY TO GO WITH YOU AND WORRY WHEN YOU DO THAT SOMEONE IS EVEN GOING TO GO?
“Yeah, it’s nerve racking. Your heart is pounding for sure plus this is the car we want to race in the Daytona 500 so how aggressive do you want to be? We are here to win it and we wanted to be aggressive and I feel like we were with our pit call, which was a great one. Aggressive trying to get to pit road, aggressive in the moves we made, we just didn’t have a lot of opportunities there because we didn’t have the whole pack behind us the way we would have liked it to have been. But hey, that is Daytona racing and it was a lot of fun. I think the fans are going to have a heck of a race for themselves on Sunday.”
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