JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DUPONT CHEVROLET, Sidelined in multi-car incident on lap 142:
WHAT HAPPENED THAT TOOK YOU OUT OF THIS RACE TODAY?
“I don’t know I didn’t really get to see what started that, why that car was way down low and those two got together and got up in front of the field. I don’t know if they were coming off pit road or if they were just racing. I’m not sure. Man this is just one of the most bizarre years that this DuPont Chevrolet team and Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet team has ever gone through. I mean it’s almost comical at this point. That was not fun. I didn’t like hitting the wall. Gosh, I thought I was clear. I was just kind of cruising by on the inside and it looked to me like somebody came down and got Martin (Truex Jr.) and then that turned him into me. That is just the way our season has been going.
“Awesome race car, this temp thing is kind of a joke. They are going to have to fix that. We all knew that was going to be a big issue, but when you can’t really even race because the temps, even in a regular pack are an issue, we have to address that. Talladega is different than Daytona temps are different and we have to recognize that. Nobody is really pushing a whole lot out there even though we know what’s going to happen at the end. I am kind of looking forward to being on the couch watching this race. I’m telling you those last five laps, nobody is going to be sitting down that is for sure.”
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