Darlington: Race Preview
JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 3M CHEVROLET SS – 13TH IN STANDINGS
“When I first started racing at Darlington, I loved it right away. There was a patience needed there – you had to hold back, not abuse the tires and stay out of the fence. You had to ‘race the racetrack,’ but you don’t hear that quite as much anymore.
“Darlington has changed a lot over the years since it was repaved. Now you’re racing track position, how far you can push the tires and how hard you can push the car.”
At Darlington, Jeff Gordon has 7 wins, 19 top fives, 23 top tens, 4 poles, has led 1,744 laps, has an average starting position of 6.8 and an average finishing position of 11.4.
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