October 14 – – Jeff Gordon captured the pole position for Saturday night’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a lap of 191.54 mph. It is Gordon’s first pole of the season and 69th of his career. Gordon extended his streak to 18 consecutive seasons with at least one pole position. Gordon struggled in the daytime practice session as he was just 33rd on the speed chart. However, crew chief Steve Letarte made the right adjustments before qualifying and Gordon’s DuPont Chevrolet was simply on rails during the pole-winning lap. Gordon has scored a pole for 20 straight seasons in NASCAR competition going back to his years in the Nationwide series. Gordon’s first NASCAR pole came in 1991 at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, N.C. His first Cup series pole came at Charlotte in 1993. Kinda like a siren song… oh Carolina!
You can listen to Jeff’s in-car race communications Saturday night if you subscribe to Sirius Satellite Radio. Jeff can be heard on channel 113
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