Friday, June 27, 2014

Jeff Gordon: 'We don't need 43 cars out there to put on a great race.'

   Add Jeff Gordon to those who don't see a short field in Saturday night's Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway as a bad sign for NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series.

   “We don’t need 43 cars out there to put on a great race," Gordon said Friday at Kentucky Speedway. "I’m not really that focused on it. There is no doubt that times have changed with how much the cost has gone up. How much we are asking out of our sponsors and some of the crowds have gone down.  

   "We are searching hard to find the income to match what the cost is. That is about the only thing that anybody should make of anything that is going on out there. Whether there are 35 cars or 45 cars to me that doesn’t really make a big difference.”