Former Hendrick Motorsports driver, Jeff Gordon can be excited this weekend. Hendrick Motorsports could have three drivers in Championship 4, which would certainly be a huge success for them. Kyle Larson has already secured his place, while on the other hand, Chase Elliott and William Byron also have a chance to appear in the next round.
Speaking to Bob Pockrass of Fox Sports, Gordon shared his expectations and he put the accent on the progress of Hendrick Motorsports; “I look at it a couple different ways. I think, one, we’ve had two teams that have performed extremely well this year.
It’s always special to have one, if not more than one, in the championship race. But more so, I’m just looking at the kind of breakout year that I’ve seen William and [crew chief] Rudy [Fugle] and that team have.
They’ve been steadily growing to get here. But the way they’ve stepped up as a team this year — pit crew, cars, I think William’s confidence as a driver — they’ve had a heck of a year. And so no matter what, it’s a good year.
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Jeff Gordon on Phoenix
Being in Phoenix is a dream come true for any team. It's the chance everyone dreams of. Gordon believes that luck is also necessary in such moments, but he has no doubts that Hendrick can really make a big success in Phoenix.
“But I know how they feel in the same way we feel as it wouldn’t be complete without going to Phoenix and being a part of that Championship 4. To me, it’s like winning a championship [in] getting there. And then, if all the stars align and you execute, then you can come out of there with something very special, which would be amazing.
But right now, I think the reward for them would be to go to Phoenix”. Source: on3.com