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TALLADEGA, Ala. – With temperatures expected to approach 90 degrees at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend, overheating may be an issue. But in a perfect world, Jeff Gordon wants the engine in his No. 24 DuPont “20 Years” Chevrolet to “blow up.”
After he takes the checkered flag.
With new rules that affect engine temperature cooling in place at the restrictor-plate tracks at Daytona and Talladega, the amount of time one car can push another has decreased. While that time has decreased, two-car tandems will still make an appearance in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup event, according to Gordon.
“We had pretty nice conditions at Daytona when we ran that race,” said Gordon, who finished 40th in the season-opening event after engine issues sidelined him on Lap 81. “For us, we didn’t have an overheating problem. We found a hole in a water hose and we’re not sure exactly how it got there. It pretty much drained the water and that’s why we blew up. So our goal is to make sure that doesn’t happen
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<span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif"; color: black;">With temperatures expected to approach 90 degrees at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend, overheating may be an issue. But in a perfect world, Jeff Gordon wants the engine in his No. 24 DuPont "20 Years" Chevrolet to "blow up."
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