It is a night-time race for NASCAR and the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Matt Kenseth is on top of the Chase for the Spring Cup standings at the moment, just three points ahead of Jimmie Johnson. Jeff Gordon however won the pole and will start up front. Gordon sits in fourth place 32 points behind Kenseth but is feeling confident tonight.
“I feel like we knocked it out of the park tonight,” Gordon said, via ESPN.
“The thing is it’s really hard to maintain your confidence in what you’re doing when you’re struggling,” Gordon said. “I felt like all year long we have been racing better than we have been qualifying, but that qualifying was a weakness for us and we needed to get better track position. It’s hard not to get down when things aren’t going well. … It’s hard to come in here all bubbly and having fun, because honestly it wasn’t fun.”
That isn’t a problem any more after winning the pole.
Date: Saturday, October 12
Start Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway
TV Info: ABC
Radio Info: PRN Radio Network and Sirius XM NASCAR radio Channel 90
Live Stream: No legal live stream available
Unfortunately races on ABC aren’t available on the Watch ESPN App or ESPN3.com. There is a repeat broadcast on ESPN 2 at 3:00 a.m. ET on Sunday morning and that broadcast is available on ESPN3.com.
There is the Race Buddy coverage on NASCAR.com and a premium package available if you’re willing to pay for it.