For all the success Jeff Gordon has had at Kansas Speedway, he is still missing one thing from his resume - a pole at the 1.5-mile track. This weekend's STP 400 may be the opportune time for him to start first. To finish first.
Following this event last year, the track was repaved with October's race being the first on the new surface. Gordon started 19th and briefly led before finishing 10th.
"There was a preferred line, but we were able to make some passes and use some pit strategy to run inside the top-five," said Gordon, driver of the No. 24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet. "Track position was important and it may play a role again on Sunday. We'll do everything we can to get it.
"And keep it."
In 14 starts at the Kansas track, Gordon's two victories (2001 and 2002) are tied for the most while his eight top-fives are tops. But the track remains one of four where Gordon has never won a pole - Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Kentucky ...