He has six wins at Pocono Raceway, plus 19 Top-5s and 31 Top-10s. In his last race at the track that asks “What Turn 4?,” many are hoping that Jeff Gordon gets his first win of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season.
Gordon’s stats at Pocono speak for themselves, although his season so far is one that he would like to improve. Gordon spoke about this in a media conference on Friday, July 31, 2015.
“The stats you want to achieve are the ones that are difficult; staying healthy, strong and focused in every single event.”
So far in the 2015 season, NASCAR has made some impacting rule changes, most recently in last week’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis. When asked about the changes, Gordon’s response was:
“It inspires the most exciting racing. NASCAR (is) pushing the envelope with different packages and ideas. Every track demands something different, and that makes it tough on the teams to swap packages track to track. We all want to see more passing and the cars not so spread out, and that is difficult to achieve. I liked Kentucky, at a track that we haven’t seen as many lead changes or passes. It was a challenge for the drivers.”
When asked about his career at Pocono International Raceway, he said:
“I love the challenge that this race track presents on track. I’ve been driving for a team that has great performance on tracks like this as well. We’ve been known to get the straightaways pretty good. But I also like the shifting and unique quarters that are here as well.”
Discussing Gordon’s 22 years racing at the “Tricky Triangle” and a moment that “sticks out,” he replied:
“I wrecked really bad in turn one; that stands out… they stand out as much as the good moments. You never forget moments like that. I remember coming here and watching Indy before I even raced here. I like the challenges this race track presents.”
He also mentioned that he has a particular love for the three unique corners that the track presents.
Gordon said that his retirement from full time Sprint Cup Series racing has not sunk in yet. He is still focused on competition and competing at a high level in a position to win races. Maybe that win will come this weekend in the Windows 10 400 at the track where he has multiple wins.