In a word, four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon described his 2013 season to date as "terrible."
Gordon, who qualified 20th for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway, is currently 15th in the standings after posting his third DNF (did not finish) of the year last weekend in the Coca-Cola 600. Gordon finished 35th after he was collected in a seven-car wreck that red-flagged the race for just under 10 minutes.
Perhaps what frustrated Gordon even more on Sunday night was slamming into a portion of the wall unprotected by a SAFER (Steel and Foam Energy Reduction) barrier. After the driver reviewed the video, he tweeted: "@JeffGordonWeb Just saw the video of our wreck. Now I know why it hurt so much. No safer barrier at that part of track????#Saferbarrierseverywhere!"
"I had a rough week," Gordon said when asked on Friday about that tweet. "I didn't quite understand the pain that I was feeling (Sunday) night until I went back and watched the video and re...