JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DRIVE TO END HUNGER CHEVROLET SS – FINISHED 26TH
YOU HAD SOME SPEED UNTIL THAT TIRE LET GO HOW WOULD YOU ASSESS THIS DAY OVERALL?
“This place just doesn’t like us this year for whatever reason. Both races this year we just had a lot of strange things happen to us. Today we were fighting hard like we have been all day long putting a great car out there. It’s hard to get track position on the No. 22 and the No. 4 and even the No. 2 there, but I mean I was real happy with the car I thought we had an awesome race car, but it doesn’t matter if you blow a right-front tire. I’m pretty sure we cut something. I felt it go down about three-quarters of the way down the front straightaway and there is just nothing you can do. Just go along for the ride and hope the damage isn’t too bad, which we were very fortunate to still end up on the lead lap I guess.”
SEVENTH IN POINTS TALK ABOUT HOW YOU FEEL WHERE YOU STAND GOING TO DOVER:
“Well, the problem is you just can’t have things like that happen. We have a strong enough team. We went from being very comfortable going into next week’s race to now not being very comfortable. We just have to go and perform and try to make sure things like this don’t happen.”