JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DRIVE TO END HUNGER CHEVROLET SS – INVOLVED IN LAST LAP MULTI-CAR CRASH, FINISHED 31ST
YOU LED 47 LAPS FROM THE POLE, THEN DAYTONA ALL OVER AGAIN:
"I was up in the booth yesterday talking about this - man you have to get to pit road without locking up the tires up and not speeding. I thought I was plenty conservative there but the tires were worn out and I just carried too much speed to pit road and kind of locked the tires up I was just speeding. I couldn't get the car slowed down. We had an awesome Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet. We had gotten shuffled back there a little bit. Hats off to Dale, Jr. and that whole team, and everybody at Hendrick Motorsports. Boy, we had amazing cars this weekend. Dale Jr., you could tell, he was driving super aggressive and you knew he wanted to win this race bad, and certainly all his fans are enjoying this show here, they love seeing Dale, Jr. win this race. But, yes, after that issue on my part, then we were just in the back and trying to make our way to the front. We did a pretty good job making some spots up and we were going to see what happened that last lap. Then they started wrecking we avoided one of them, but couldn't avoid the second one.
ASIDE FROM A BAD ENDING, HOW WAS THE REST OF THE RACE FOR YOU TODAY?
“We had a strong car today. I feel like we could have been in the top 10 for sure. We had a really good run at the end.”