JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DRIVE TO END HUNGER CHEVROLET SS – QUALIFIED 18TH
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT MISSING THE LAST ROUND OF QUALIFYING JUST BY A LITTLE BIT?
“I’m just disappointed. The car definitely had speed in it. That first run the car was near perfect. I was really happy with it and looking forward to the next session, maybe even the third session. We knew that the track would probably tighten up. I carried a lot of speed down into (Turn) 1 and just never could get to the white line. Looking at the times that the guys ran up top, up front there I think I had to be that aggressive. But at the time I was thinking maybe I drove in there a little bit too aggressive. I certainly know we have a much better car than that. It’s a shame for the Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet team that we weren’t able to back up what we did the first time out there. But now we just go to work on it for the race.”