Despite all of the disappointment over the last two weeks, Jeff Gordon is still confident he can make the chase. Gordon finished 17th at Michigan International Speedway and 36th at Watkins Glen as he continues to drop to 14th in the Sprint Cup standings and is 26 points back of Greg Biffle for 10th place. Despite all of that Gordon believes he can do good things at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday. Via jeffgordon.com, he said:
“Our mindset hasn’t changed going into this weekend. We’re still going to work hard all weekend to have a fast race car, hopefully qualify well and lead some laps and be in position to battle for the win at the end of the night. That’s our plan of attack every weekend.”
While the plan is to attack, Gordon’s competitors are attacking as well. The worst-case scenario for Gordon came this past Sunday when Joey Logano earned his first win of the season at Michigan as he is currently 13th in the points standings with a good shot at the wild card. Gordon has zero wins this season.
I mentioned last week that there should be a shake-up with the 24 team. Gordon’s crew chief Alan Gustafson hasn’t done a good job over the last two seasons getting Gordon’s car where it needs to be in my opinion. But I also think that Gordon these days might have to live with driving a very uncomfortable car to gain the type of speed he needs to legitimately contend for a championship. But with all of that being said, Gordon is looking forward to some good tracks ahead where he has been very good historically as he notes via jeffgordon.com.
“We have a good stretch of tracks ahead and we have to do everything possible to make the most of these races.”