Jeff Gordon's first time driving in the rain - Dale Earnhardt comments
If you watched the film, things did not go well around 1:30, but now that
Jeff Gordon drove the night shift in the rain in the car that won the Daytona Rolex 24
with no wipers,
Dale Earnhardt is no longer making a comment...........for more than one reason.
Last edited by senor honda; 02-01-2017 at 10:39 AM.
"I looked at the car and the wheels were still on it.....
The starter still worked, and I said: Give me my car back!"
Pointing out that the track was dry that day....... lol
but some people don't quit easily....including Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon.
Published on Jan 9, 2015
During the 1997 Daytona 500 Dale Earnhardt gets into the wall, bumps Jeff Gordon and then gets hit by Dale Jarret. He gets sideways as a result and flips the car then gits hit while upside down by Ernie Irvan. Car is a mess. Last thing we see is Dale getting out of the #3 and getting in the ambulance. Come back from commercial and they show a graphic for cars out of the race. Dale is not on the list and the announcer must notice because you just hear a few second of silence. Then next thing we see is Dale back in the car on pit road and him barking out orders to his pit crew. meanwhile, the pit crew is taping parts of the car back on in order to satisfy NASCAR rules. Then we hear Dales explain how he wound up back in the car.
Most men would have called it a day after going through such an accident.....Not Dale!
Last edited by senor honda; 02-01-2017 at 10:53 AM.
Jeff Gordon Rolex 24 At Daytona Interview 1/28/17
Dale Jr talks Jeff Gordon at Rolex 24 Daytona
Jeff Gordon to drive Daytona 500 pace car
Friday, 24 February 2017
Three-time Daytona 500 winner and four-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champ Jeff Gordon will lead the field to the start of Sunday's Daytona 500 behind the wheel of the new 2017 Camaro ZL1 pace car.
"Chevrolet and I have a great history at the Daytona 500 and it's an honor to drive the 650-horsepower Camaro ZL1 pace car for the largest, most historic race of the season," Gordon said.
A month removed from claiming overall victory with Wayne Taylor Racing at this same track in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, Gordon called said the honor is "taken to a whole other level."
"I remember years ago, I think it was 2005 when I last won this race, Mathew McConaughey was the pace car driver, or was an honorary starter here. To me, you go down the list of prestigious things I have done, this is right at the top of the list. Very, very cool. Yes, it is going to be unique because not only am I going to be doing the job I am supposed to do pacing the field, there is a responsibility as well because the drivers rely on that pace car and that speed to get their pit road speed accurately. Also, I will be interacting with Mike (Joy) and DW (Darrell Waltrip) up in the booth and the broadcast to get the Daytona 500 started off right."
It will be a particularly unique experience considering the Rainbow Warrior will be pacing a front row filled by his former car, now driven by two-time Daytona polesitter Chase Elliott, and former teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr.
"Driving for Hendrick Motorsports for 23 years as a driver, to be able to lead this field in a Chevrolet Camaro but also have two Chevrolets in my rearview mirror, that makes it even more special," Gordon said.
"[Chase's] pole was exciting, but seeing what he did in the Duel last night, that was incredible. I think when you talk to Chase I think that there has been a little bit of hesitancy and doubt of what he is doing on a restrictor plate track. He gained a lot of knowledge and experience last year and now it is paying off. He is a quick study. We have seen him do this in other races. He learns very, very fast.
"What he did last night was one of the most impressive things I have seen him do yet. To see him be able to go from last year and unsure of what he was capable of doing on a restrictor plate track, to taking control of that race last night. Making some bold moves."
A Lingering Victory
Jeff Gordon took a moment on air during the broadcast of the Daytona 500 to comment on his feelings after winning the Rolex 24 at the World Center of Racing just a few weeks before.
A Lingering Victory | IMSA.tv
03-02-2017 09:00 PM
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