NASCAR: Who Had The Best And Worst Week Ever (Kansas)

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Good Week – Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon rebounded nicely from his finish outside of the top-30 last week to finish inside of the top-five this weekend. Gordon’s top-five finish was even more impressive considering the fact that he did not have a top-five car.

Gordon looked to have a top-10 car for most of the night and then late in the race he seemed to have more of a top-15 car. Some late-race pit strategy put Gordon into third with seven laps to go and he was able to take it home with a 4th-place finish.

While it was not a win, top-five finishes are still important for Gordon and the No. 24 team. Wins will obviously secure the teams spot in the chase but in the meantime they need to get as many points as they can just in case the wins don’t come. Taking a car that might only be worthy of a top-15 and turning it into a top-five is having a pretty good weekend.