Gordon Looks For Consistency, Schedule Sweep
It’s been an eventful six weeks for four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon.
Gordon has finished among the top three on three occasions capped by Sunday’s runner-up performance at Sonoma Raceway. He’s also been out of the top 10 three times – and twice was 35th or worse.
He’s bounced from provisional Chase Wild Card to the mid-teens in the standings. Gordon enters Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 ranked 13th, 12 points out of the top 10.
Points? Gordon has quit counting them.
“We’re just going to go and push hard and perform and try to put more finishes like (Sonoma) together,” he said.
Kentucky Speedway offers Gordon additional motivation. The 1.5-mile track, which became part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule in 2011, is the only blank line on the 87-race winner’s resume. He’s won at every other stop on circuit, crossing off previously missing Homestead-Miami Speedway last November.
“I’d love to win at every track,” said Gordon. “That would be a special accomplishment.”
Gordon finished 10th in Kentucky’s inaugural race and was fifth a year ago. Hendrick Motorsports drivers Kasey Kahne (second), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (fourth) and Jimmie Johnson (sixth) also contended.
But 2013 is a different year – and there’s a different car, the Gen-6.
“We’re learning every single week with the new Chevrolet SS, and we’re learning every single trip to Kentucky,” said Gordon.