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Good Week: Jeff Gordon
Coming into the CampingWorld.com 500 Jeff Gordon had yet to have a top-15 finish this season. In fact, in the first three races of the year Gordon managed to hit something or have something hit him which ultimately ruined any chance of a solid finish.
On Sunday Gordon and the No. 24 machine were solid. Gordon spent the majority of the day hovering around the top-10. At one point he did manage to get up to third but a late pit stop and a couple of late restarts kept him from moving back into the top-five. When it was all over Gordon had to settle for a 9th-place finish which isn’t all that bad considering what he had to deal with in his other starts this season.
One would have to think that he and his team will us this finish to build some momentum heading into Auto Club this weekend. Gordon had himself a good week but he did not have himself the best week ever.