Jeff Gordon racing at Homestead in Miami Florida over the course of his career had been a Bermuda triangle for him as he could never win there — until last year.
Even though Gordon was out of chase contention for the Sprint Cup at the time last year as he is this year, he found a way to get his first victory. In 14 starts at the track, Gordon also has 11 top- 10s and seven top-five finishes to go along with his first win last season.
“It was great to finally get a Sprint Cup victory here,” Gordon noted via Jeffgordon.com. “It also was cool to call into the office at Hendrick Motorsports during the offseason and be placed on hold. While on hold, the closing laps of that race is what you heard.”
Wins have been a little bit hard to come by in recent years as Gordon only has seven total wins since the start of the 2008 season. Some have speculated that he has lost a step and the end is near. Well, Gordon is certainly closer to the December of his career than the January, but he still has a lot left in the tank. Despite having 88 career Sprint Cup wins, Gordon still knows how to savor the moment.
If Gordon is able to earn a second victory in Miami, he will savor it for months. “A win going into the offseason? Even better because you are the most recent race winner for a few months.”