Four-time NASCAR Cup series champion Jeff Gordon, one of the most successful road course racers in NASCAR history, finished second Sunday in Sonoma, Calif. After the race, he said there was something with the new Gen 6 car he wanted to discuss with NASCAR in regards to its performance on road courses.
Let him explain:
"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 sideforce for the right side of the car for those left turns, but on the right turns the cars are just so out of control," he said.
"I would like to see if there is something they can think about for that. But other than that, I love the Gen‑6 car everywhere we go. It's got good grip and drives well and looks great, and I think other than those fast right handers, I think it was the same here today."
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