Atlanta: Post-Race Notes
JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DUPONT CHEVROLET - FINISHED 2ND
HOW DO YOU SUM UP THAT LAST RESTART?
"We were pretty good on the short runs and the long runs are what hurt us. I got everything I could ask for. I got the restart I wanted, got to the outside and was just too tight and Denny (Hamlin) was good there but he made a mistake off of two and I got a run on him and made a bad decision. All night I was able to get to the other guy's quarter panel and get to the outside and stay there.
"I should have just run into the back of him going into three and moved him up the race track and we would have been sitting in victory lane right now and counting another win. This Chase is too important for me to be in it not to make a move like that....I wouldn't have wanted to wreck him, but I would have liked to have that one over again.
"I would like to thank DuPont for commemorating 20 years that I have been in the sport and this place has been very special to me and it was very close to being special to me again tonight. Still a great effort by the team and I mean there were times tonight when we were 11th or 12th so just to have a shot to win, I am thankful for that, but I wish we could do it again."
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