Texas: Post-Race Notes
JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 CROMAX PRO CHEVROLET SS - Sidelined on lap 306 with front suspension issue. FINISHED 38TH:
ON THE SUSPENSION FAILURE:
"I'm not sure maybe a burned wheel bearing or something. No signs just went down the back straightaway and went to go to the brake and the brake pedal was spongy and the car just didn't turn. I thought I had a left-front tire going down. Man, that was unfortunate. That Cromax Pro Chevy was awesome fast. It was so much fun to drive and what a great job this team has done to prepare for this weekend and hopefully more to come on these mile and a half's with more cars like that. We'll learn what happened and we'll try to make sure it doesn't happen again. Most importantly, we know we have a fast race car and we know we can put another fast race car out there on the track."
WHAT DO YOU KNOW FOR SURE WHAT HAPPENED?
"I don't know for sure. We won't ever know for sure until we pull it all apart. It's just unfortunate for it to happen that close to the end and to be running that good. I'm pretty upset. This team has just worked so hard to try to claw ourselves back into the points; and we had a great weekend last weekend and we were having a great day. The racing in the passing is difficult when you've got three cars all running the same speed out there. I've never seen three cars just sit there and run the same lap time after the same lap time; and run in the same line, too. I was trying to deviate from my line and made a few gains on Kyle (Busch), so I thought I might have a shot at him before this thing was over. I don't know about Martin (Truex, Jr.), but we won't know."
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