Gordon confident in 2009
Four time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon will reach a career milestone at this weekend’s Sprint Cup race. Gordon, the 2001 and 2002 Kansas 400 champion, is 11 laps shy of the 20,000 career laps mark.
He is currently in second place in the point standings, 85 points behind leader Matt Kenseth. After wrapping up a lackluster 2008 season with no wins, Gordon is looking forward to more consistent success this season.
“I'm so excited about this race team right now,” said Gordon. “I just think we're head and shoulders above where we were (last year).”
Gordon returns to Kansas Speedway October 4 for the Kansas 400, the third race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. In his eight races at Kansas Speedway, he has five top-five finishes, including two victories.
“Right now, Kansas has one of the most perfect surfaces out there,” Gordon said. “Great racing, great side-by-side, three-wide action. If you look at the surface, if you look at how it's weathered over the years, the banking, the transitions, it's a great racetrack.”
See Jeff Gordon attempt his third win at Kansas Speedway October 4. Call 866.460.RACE or visit kansasspeedway.com for tickets or more information. Kansas Speedway's Ticket Package includes the IndyCar Series Road Runner Turbo Indy 300, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 250, the NASCAR Nationwide Series Kansas Lottery 300 and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kansas 400, the third race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.