Found March 02, 2013 on Start 'N' Park Blog: Yardbarker Blogger Network
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Pepsi MAX Chevrolet, met with media and discussed learning the new race car, the softer Goodyear tire, Danica Patrick’s performance at Daytona, an extra day of testing in Las Veqas, and more. WHAT ARE YOU LEARNING ABOUT THE NEW RACE CAR? “The car’s got good grip and I think the tire and the car combination is a good one. It feels good out there. We’re proud to have Pepxi MAX aboard our Chevy SS this weekend. We’re looking forward to getting more laps in the car and we just shook it down in race trim and then did some qualifying runs. The car had good speed and we didn’t draw the best of (qualifying) numbers, so we’re going to try to make the most of our qualifying effort here and then get prepared tomorrow.” TONY STEWART SAID YOU’LL BE SPENDING THE NEXT FEW WEEKS LEARNING ABOUT THE CAR. AT DAYTONA, IT SEEMED LIKE YOU PRACTICED FOREVER. DO YOU FEEL LIKE MAYBE YOU NEED MORE PRACTICE TIME WHEN YOU GO TO THESE NEXT FEW TRACKS? “Absolutely; any time things ...

New tire combination suits Jeff Gordon

Sprint Cup drivers face a lot of unknowns at Phoenix, not the least of which are the new Gen-6 cars and a new Goodyear tire featuring compound changes on both sides of the car designed to provide more grip. As far as Jeff Gordon is concerned, the changes are positive. "I was very pleased with everything I felt out there," Gordon said. "I thought the tire and the track...
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