Jeff Gordon is 13th in the standings with 79 points; 50 points behind leader Jimmie Johnson.
In the Kobalt Tools 400, Gordon was too loose early on, and voiced his displeasure with his vehicle even after multiple pit stops. He stayed on the track during the wave-around for two cautions, which allowed him to make up some laps. He still finished 25th, one lap down. This week: In 40 starts at Bristol, Gordon has five wins, 16 top fives, 22 top 10s and five poles. For point-paying races in the past eight years at Bristol, Gordon ranks first out of 47 drivers with an average place of 9.5.-NASCAR.com