Indianapolis: Race Preview
JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 AXALTA CHEVROLET SS – POINTS LEADER
(ON 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF INAUGURAL BRICKYARD 400 VICTORY IN 1994.): “It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years. That was such a big event, and Ernie Irvan and I had a great battle where we were passing each other for the top spot before he had a tire issue. Growing up in nearby Pittsboro (Indiana) made that such a special win for me.”
(ON CHALLENGES OF INDIANAPOLIS MOTORSPEEDWAY.): “The track presents a lot of challenges – how you brake, how you turn in, how you apply the throttle in each of those four corners – but it’s a lot of fun. And when you win, there is nothing sweeter than a win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”
At Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Jeff Gordon has 4 wins, 3 poles, 11 top fives, 16 top tens, has an average starting position of 12.3, an average finishing position of 8.8 and has led 488 laps.