JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 AXALTA CHEVROLET SS – 4TH IN STANDINGS
“Track temperature plays a huge role at Phoenix. The track was repaved several years ago but we’re now starting to see the groove widen out and we’re seeing a lot more passing. Qualifying is still going to be very important, though. Your pit stall selection (which is based on qualifying results) is crucial because typically there are not a lot of pit stops during that race and you spend very little time on pit road.”
At Phoenix, Jeff Gordon has 2 wins, 11 top fives, 21 top tens, 3 poles, has led 442 laps, has an average starting position of 10.9 and an average finishing position of 11.26.