Winner Take All

DuPont News, May 21, 2012
DuPont Performance Alliance web address appeared on the No. 24 car.

 

Three-time All-Star event winner Jeff Gordon did not approach Saturday night’s annual non-points Sprint All-Star Race at the 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., any differently than the 36 NASCAR Sprint Cup championship events.

“Every week we're racing and pushing as hard as we can to try to win the race or get the best finish possible,” Jeff said. “It doesn't matter if points are on the line or not. I don't approach the All-Star race any differently than I do any other race.

“However, it is a win-or-nothing kind of situation. If we don't win, then we don't lose any points.

“It's a fast race track with a pretty hard tire, so it's just trying to get the balance of the car right.  We've won all three segments and battled Darrell Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt for the victory," said Jeff. "But we've also run out of gas while leading on the last lap.

“The All-Star Race is always pretty wild and crazy.”

How did Jeff do?  Click here for race results.

The DuPont Performance Alliance web address appeared on the No. 24 DuPont "20-Years" Chevrolet during Sunday’s race.

The Performance Alliance is a network of 1,100-plus certified collision repair centers that vehicle owners and insurers can trust to deliver top-notch auto body and paint repairs and the highest level of consumer satisfaction.

This year marks the 20th season DuPont, Jeff Gordon and Hendrick Motorsports have partnered on the No. 24 Chevrolet.