New Hampshire: Post-Race Notes
JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DUPONT CHEVROLET - FINISHED SIXTH
YOU TALK A LOT ABOUT WINS OBVIOUSLY IT'S NOT A WIN, BUT NOT A BAD FINISH CONSIDERING YOU KIND OF TOOK A LONG WAY TO GET THERE?
"Yeah, I'm really disappointed in today. I don't feel like that we had the car that we needed to be more competitive which I thought we could. When we got track position we weren't able to maintain it. It was just a disappointing day when you look at what our goals are right now. We've got to be up there battling for wins if we are going to make this Chase and then get those wins. At the beginning I thought we were equally as good as anybody. I don't know from that second run on it just went downhill."
THE PIT STRATEGY YOU TALKED ABOUT YOU WERE IN A POSITION WHERE YOU CAN ROLL THE DICE IN SOME THINGS WAS THAT AN INDICATOR OF THAT TODAY?
"Yeah, I think Alan (Gustafson, crew chief) wanted to see what it was like in clean air. It was a risk. That is the position that we are in right now we've got to take those kinds of risks. It didn't work out, but it wasn't that bad. I think we feel back to third or fourth. We were still about where we were prior to that. I don't know we just really didn't keep up with the track. This tire, I tell you, Goodyear has got to go back to the drawing board. They came here with a new tire and it is not a very good tire. I think they know it. I'm hoping that they that they can come up with something a little bit better than this."
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