AUDIO/QUALIFYING: Jeff Gordon Wins 75th Career Cup Pole at The Glen on Son Leo’s Birthday

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WATKINS GLEN, NY — Story and Audio by Race Chaser Online New York Correspondent Steven Ovens — Photo By Brad Ovens — Jeff Gordon has been not only consistent but winning this season with his #24 team for Hendrick Motorsports.

They turned that consistency and confidence into a Coors Light Pole winning effort on Saturday by winning the pole for Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 at The Glen.  Gordon would beat out Marcos Ambrose for the pole with a lap of 68.126 seconds, 129.466 mph.  Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch rounded out the Top 5 when the round of 12 drivers was complete.

1. Jeff Gordon

2. Marcos Ambrose

3. Jimmie Johnson

4. Kevin Harvick

5. Kurt Busch

6. AJ Allmendinger

7. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

8. Matt Kenseth

9. Brad Keselowski

10. Ryan Newman

11. Joey Logano

12. Brian Vickers

 

What makes this pole special for Gordon?  Today is son Leo’s birthday, which Gordon touched on in the post-qualifying press conference.

 

We have that press conference for you here, enjoy!

 

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