Gas up or gamble?
Jeff Gordon weighs in on NASCAR's Sprint Cup race
- Duration 5:11
- Date Jun 13, 2012
Jeff Gordon weighs in on NASCAR's Sprint Cup race
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Jeff welcome back how good is it to see it's again it's always so I didn't because you weren't really never never really get better is so desperate to have a celebrity.
Obviously it he had to be addressed that OK -- -- to become a celebrity.
I know -- -- yet.
So let's let's talk about racing NASCAR the Monday rundown and Dale Earnhardt junior you play it safe.
At the pocono raceway why.
I think question.
Best question I've been asked in a long time -- you know.
When your two laps short at a place at -- I mean that's five -- so.
Five mile short on fuel is a long way to go and you just can't predict the caution so you know we we definitely.
Made the wrong decision you -- that.
I think for the caution flag -- so we -- -- we came out right when the the second the last caution came out and if we'd known there was going to be -- more coxnews generally stayed -- I think we had a great chip inserted a junior at winning this -- mean we've we've both had very strong car.
Jeff here's a dumb question because they don't race.
I know what I'm at a gas in my Tahoe because it -- -- how do you know when you about your and it really run out of gas.
Well AA did you do with so efficient now the system to me it runs out is there there's no signal there's no spider it just runs out -- -- team.
Has all the calculations there's no instrumentation inside the car for fuel mileage will blame the team and it's I have some good people.
You are I was busy Jim I'm trying to say I don't have to drive it.
I idea we have some -- radio communication and then get all the calculations and we were -- -- -- -- two lap short so that's you know that's it would terrible decision.
But at the time you know it was a right decision he just didn't know that what was gonna happen but you that you finish what.
I don't want nineteenth okay ninety -- -- for tonight.
Dillard -- it's not regarding usage does he does not -- I guess he says one of the worst things you can do in a race decides not winning and spirited he's in the chase the other solid in the points we're now we have to win races right now it had a pretty -- -- -- -- -- -- get your opinion on this because -- recently he's had this thing where he's really into racing.
People out on our plaza with a winning -- any price -- I don't.
And go Kart race against nine year old and he resorted to teach me Jeff -- -- know to cheating -- plus you have.
-- narrow lots let us halfway through the continents now.
Let's listen to you like to give to your new found friend Brian Brian but she first of all I wanna know more about this and they don't.
It'd be the next big superstar.
I -- -- to -- -- to get him with Gordon racing but the problem is huge everywhere and you I gotta say he's catching me now he is basically.
Have a -- -- I had no choice why I didn't get -- -- -- this -- and -- right now and even with -- cheating and he still lost you know I -- -- -- how about this I would like to race that kid again only time.
Jeff as my driver -- Very eventually you just put the helmet on me not governments and I could -- the kid.
-- -- funny I doubt if I was able to swap helmets and beat the kid and he would end up crying out and it's.
I don't hit the building like Brandon at the conclusion that you're here today to talk about the importance of getting a boosters should.
I am you -- back again with that sounds pertussis you were -- Doing a great job with awareness more people in the in the country -- recent.
Survey showed that more people are very aware.
The dangers of pertussis -- needing a vaccination but unfortunately.
Not taken those important steps.
Which is that -- -- -- it's you know we're talking about adults here.
We're going to be around infants.
Obviously parents are you know are more aware of it.
But it's the caregivers and the grandparents in any of those.
You know build swear that booster going to be around and I really should have shot -- the vaccination wears off I talk about looking cough and just we're talking about working cup which is who can be.
Deadly -- if a child gets in a very young age because there vaccination.
Doesn't kick in until you know six months or eight months.
And this is all part of the March of Dimes initiative that I'm also involved with as a spokesperson -- I know all about it but why do you personally wanted to -- you know I've just.
Didn't involve a different children's charities over the years -- my own foundation in and I think.
Along the way meeting children can make a wish foundation my my crew chief when I first started NASCAR.
-- I was diagnosed leukemia it really got me into pediatric.
And then when I had my own children.
Five years ago my daughters can be -- week.
I have no idea that then.
We as parents my wife and I -- putting her -- because we didn't have T get booster a lot of people just yeah.
Where actually encouraging people to go on to FaceBook page -- pertussis FaceBook page.
To make a pledge which also benefits marquis times great organization.
And you know -- were some people to post a picture.
On -- to take.
Protests is out of the picture experience all right Jeff Gordon it's always a pleasure we'll call -- next -- -- needs yet at least I.
And that kept you racing don't tell me that.