Jeff Gordon comments on nascar decision

JEFF GORDON (No. 24 DuPont Automotive Finishes Monte Carlo) NOTE: Gordon comments on National Stock Car Racing Commission’s decision to uphold penalty assessed by NASCAR for intake manifold used by the No. 24 car at Richmond on Sept....

JEFF GORDON (No. 24 DuPont Automotive Finishes Monte Carlo) NOTE: Gordon comments on National Stock Car Racing Commission’s decision to uphold penalty assessed by NASCAR for intake manifold used by the No. 24 car at Richmond on Sept. 9. “We felt like we had to appeal. We felt like we had a reason to, but the decision has been made. It’s done with, and we’ve already put it behind us. We won the race, and we’ve got to go on and not worry about it. “I felt like we did (won the race fair and square). If you ask anybody, they’ll tell you it did not enhance performance in any way. It’s one of those technicality deals. It’s one of those things where we feel like we’re in the right and they’re telling us we’re not. I’d appeal again if we had to, but it’s one of those situations where the decision is made and we’ve got to live with it. “We’ve got to go on and not dwell on it and not let it affect us. The team is running good right now. The cars are running good. I still think we’ve been able to build on that run we had at Richmond. It stills seems to be working good for us. “The decision has been made. We’re moving on. We gave it our best effort. That’s all I can say. We laid all the facts out there that we knew of, and they made the decision, and we’re moving on. “It’s been an interesting year, no doubt. It was disappointing that we weren’t able to just thoroughly enjoy and soak up that victory. It was a great evening. We enjoyed victory lane, but it took away from it quite a bit. That just makes us more hungry to work harder and go after the next one. “As far as I know, yeah, I think we did (get a fair hearing). I was not there. I talked to Rick (Hendrick) and he said like he felt they had everything they needed. Robbie (crew chief Loomis) was there and Rick was there, and Rick felt like it went well. “I didn’t expect anything any different. I felt like there hasn’t been one that’s been overturned yet. Like I said, the decision has been made.”

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeff Gordon