Chicago: Post-Race Notes
JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DUPONT CHEVROLET - SIDELINED DUE TO ACCIDENT ON LAP 190, FINISHED 35TH:
ARE YOU OKAY?
"Yeah, I'm fine. We were having a good day. The guys did an awesome job in the pits and tuning on the car and who knows what we could have done with them at the end. But we had a throttle stick. It didn't stick wide-open; I just let off the throttle and it just didn't come all the way back and it's probably about half-throttle, which is enough to do a lot of damage. We're looking at what the issue is right now to see what could have caused it. Something I think in the return spring."
DO YOU HOPE TO GET BACK OUT?
"Yeah, we hope to get back out. But in this deal, you can't afford to have issues like that and by the time we get back out; well, we'll make up every spot and every point we can."
THE THROTTLE STUCK AND ENDED THE DAY. WHAT HAPPENED?
"Yeah, we're still looking into it. Something with the return spring where it didn't come all the way back. So, it was a about half-throttle, which is better than full throttle, but it still caused a lot of damage and caused us to hit the wall and end our day with the DuPont Chevrolet. We'll try to get back out there and get some points, but it's disappointing. We were having a good day; coming from 19th to be up there in the top five, and I don't know if we had anything to win the race, but we certainly were giving it everything we had and that's very disappointing."
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