JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 AXALTA CHEVROLET SS – 3RD IN STANDINGS
“You have to be aggressive, but you have to be patient. Martinsville has fairly long straightaways – at least for a half-mile track – with extremely flat, tight corners. You really want to ‘roll’ into the corners, but it’s very easy to overdrive the entry and use too much brake. You also have to ‘roll’ the center of the corners while getting traction up off (the corners). Even when you hit a lap perfectly, chances are you are dealing with traffic the very next lap since there are 42 other drivers on this tight track with you.”
At Martinsville, Jeff Gordon has 8 wins, 27 top fives, 34 top tens, 9 poles, has led 3,590 laps, has an average starting position of 7.2 and an average finishing position of 6.8.