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Better Week – Carl Edwards and Jeff Gordon
Coming into the 2015 season there were a lot of expectations placed on Carl Edwards and Jeff Gordon. Edwards was joining a new team where many figured he would contend for a title and Gordon was entering his last full-time season. Entering Texas neither Edwards or Gordon were having the seasons that many had hoped for. Edwards didn’t have a top-10 in the first six races while Gordon’s best finish of the season was only ninth.
Saturday night both drivers had their best finishes of 2015 when Edwards finished 10th and Gordon finished 7th.
For Edwards it’s a great feeling to finally have a top-10. Before the race Edwards even admitted that a top-10 would mean a lot to him and his team. For Gordon it wasn’t just his best finish of the season but it was also him making the most out of nothing. The No. 24 machine was not very good in Texas and most likely would have finished somewhere around 15th if not for the late pit strategy.