With Seven races to go left before the chase for the Sprint Cup, Jeff Gordon finds himself 12th in the standings, but is trending in deadly water as he holds one of the two wild card spots with zero wins.
Gordon has had good cars during the season, but at the end of the day, bad luck has derailed the 24 team whether it has been a flat tire or unavoidable wrecks where the 24 car was an innocent victim.
All in all, Gordon likes the progress of the team, and is still expecting good things in the future.
“I’m happy the way we are running,” Gordon said after the race in Kentucky earlier in June via Jeffgordon.com. “The last two weeks have been very promising. That is going to help us as we move forward. We are doing the right things. We’ve got to continue to qualify better, execute better, hope some things go our way and then I have to be able to get those restarts.”
Since the Kentucky race, Gordon finished 34th at Daytona, and 10th at New Hampshire. Not exactly the balance Gordon wants, but there is nothing he can do about that now, and time is running out on reaching the top 10 safely in points.
For Gordon to get back on track, he has to either to go through the last seven races with zero wrecks or get on the winning side of things as soon as possible. There’s no better place for Gordon to start that trend than at Brickyard in Indianapolis where the legend has four wins.
“I never dreamed I would win one, let alone four,” noted Gordon on the upcoming race at Indianapolis, via Jeffgordon.com. “Winning five would be unimaginable.”
As a big fan of Gordon, I hope winning a number five at the Brickyard becomes a reality.