Drafting the Circuits

By: Kate Moss  @KateMossRadio

JG Pocono June 2015

Jeff Gordon at the Pocono Raceway Media Center June 5, 2015

He has quite a few wins at the “Tricky Triangle,” and it’s his last season.  What does Jeff Gordon really want?

Each and every single driver would answer the same thing, and that’s a win.  But, in his last full time NASCAR Sprint Cup season, the No. 24 wants it more than ever, especially since he has struggled with consistency.

Perhaps this could be the week that it all comes together for Gordon and his team, and it sure can – he has quite a few wins at the track that asks “What Turn Four?”

When asked in the media center on Friday if Pocono could “jump start” his season, Gordon was quick to respond:

“I certainly hope so.  We have been working extremely hard trying to find the right balance that we need.  We have just really been struggling getting the front grip that I need.  It has really been breaking up the corner.  It’s something that has thrown us off a little bit and we felt like we were making gains and started putting some solid finishes together and then we went to Charlotte and Dover and were not real pleased with it.  We are having a really solid day here today.  I’m trying to communicate with them (his team) the best I can to try to find those gains and the things that we have been missing.”

Winning the last five races at Pocono, Hendrick Motorsports comes into this weekend with a bolt of confidence.  They have taken home the last five wins at the track, and seem to have found a groove that really works.

Jeff Gordon commented on the Hendrick success at the track:

“I certainly hope it continues.  We’re always prided ourselves on power and paying attention to detail.  There’s not a lot you can do anymore with gearing… Restarts are huge… There are a lot of different competitors that can win right now.  We’ve seen how strong Martin Truex, Jr. has been lately.  So, I’m hoping that we continue our Hendrick dominance and streak here and maybe this is out opportunity to get ourselves locked into the Chase.”