July 15, 2024

Jeff Gordon stays positive, embraces lack of experience at IMS event

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Jeff Gordon stays positive, embraces lack of experience at IMS event
Jeff Gordon stays positive, embraces lack of experience at IMS event

INDIANAPOLIS — Jeff Gordon took first in the NASCAR Cup Series four times in his lengthy career. In doing so, he won 93 races and collected 477 top-10 finishes. Saturday, seven years after his last full season, he finished 22nd in his Porsche race at the Sports Car Together Fest.

The result was fine with Gordon, even if it fell far below the standards he had from the early 1990s to 2015. In a race he didn’t originally expect to run, he had two goals: keep the car clean and have fun. His finish was secondary.

“Got my heart going, that’s for sure,” he said. “It’s been a really fun experience, but also a great learning experience. I’ve never driven a car, anything like this before, something with AVS brakes. Just the weight and the brakes. Just everything the way this car operates, it’s all new to me, as well as the competitors. So it was a lot of fun to be out there, and they’re aggressive, so I had to push myself really hard, and I haven’t done that in five and a half years.”

https://www.indystar.com/story/sports/motor/2022/09/03/jeff-gordon-stays-positive-embraces-lack-of-experience-at-ims-event/65463828007/

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