JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 AARP MEMBER ADVANTAGES CHEVROLET SS – 10TH IN STANDINGS
“The 2015 rules package equals less power and less downforce, and it seems less power is the bigger issue. At Loudon, we’ll be driving into the corner a little deeper, and we’ll get back to the gas more aggressively.”
At New Hampshire, Jeff Gordon has 3 wins, 6 poles, 16 top fives, 22 top tens, has an average starting position of 9.7, an average finishing position of 11.4 and has led 1,371 laps.
JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 AARP MEMBER ADVANTAGES CHEVROLET SS – QUALIFIED 23RD
IT LOOKED LIKE MAYBE YOU JUST NEED A LITTLE BIT MORE SPEED:
“Yeah, it’s not been a good day for us with the No. 24 car. We have been struggling getting the car to do what we need it to do. Just real tight through the center, need to get it to rotate, need some front grip, so we will go to work on it tomorrow. It’s disappointing that we didn’t qualify better. We typical qualify well here and perform well here. We will put this day behind us and go work on it tomorrow and get it ready for Sunday.”
JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 AARP MEMBER ADVANTAGES CHEVROLET SS – Post Happy Hour Practice session comment on earlier in-garage accident with Clint Bowyer (No. 15 Toyota):
“Hopefully, all this hard work and stuff we’re going through will pay off tomorrow. We’ve got a pit cart over there that kind of blocks what you can see of the back of my car backing out there. The guy that backs me out looked over, guess he was just starting to back me out; and I crept out there and he cleared me, but the No. 15 (Bowyer), probably couldn’t really see me because of that pit cart and I don’t know if he kind of glanced away or what, but when he looked back, I was just right there and couldn’t go anywhere. Its kind of a combination of, I guess, both of us could take fault in that.
“But our team did an amazing job of fixing quite a bit of damage (to the right rear). I love seeing my crew chief (Alan Gustafson) get in there and get dirty, but not for that reason. And, that practice went a little bit better than the other one. So, we’re gaining on it.