JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DRIVE TO END HUNGER CHEVROLET SS – QUALIFIED 11TH
HOW DIFFICULT IS IT TO MANAGE THE CAT AND MOUSE GAME THAT HAPPENS OUT THERE WITH KNOCK-OUT STYLE QUALIFYING?
“Well I don’t know. I think sometimes if you have a shot at the pole then there is cat and mouse if you are trying to make it in the top 12 some of that. But most of the time we just focus on what we are doing trying to get the best clean lap and best track conditions and me trying to hit my marks and get a good solid lap and today that was a real challenge. We just missed it a little bit with our Drive to End Chevrolet. We were just really struggling trying to put both ends together. We felt fortunate to make it in the top 12. Unfortunately there at the end we just didn’t have anything left after all the laps we put on the tires.”