Jeff Gordon finished second in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway, posting his best finish this season.
Although Gordon had a much needed top-five finish, he still has a bone to pick with NASCAR regarding how the new Generation 6 race car runs at those type of tracks.
Sonoma was the first road course on the Cup schedule — marking the first time the drivers had a feel of how the new car would run at a track with both left and right turns.
“We don’t have the body in the right position for the road courses to turn right. When we go to Watkins Glen, as fast as those right-handers are, we’re going to have some issues. There’s nothing to lean on. You have plenty of grip on the lefts, because the body still has a little bit of rake on the rights. It has nice side force for the right side of the car for those left turns, but on the right turns, the cars are just so out of control.” Gordon said.
Gordon hopes NASCAR will take his comments in consideration, and make changes to the car for August race at The Glen.
Gordon’s finish moved him from 16th to 13th in the points.