Gordon, who raced his way into the NASCAR playoffs with the second Wild Card spot, crashed into the outside wall when a throttle stuck on the DuPont Chevrolet. He finished 35th.
"Yeah, we're still looking into it," Gordon said when asked what happened. "Something with the return spring where it didn't come all the way back. So, it was a about half-throttle, which is better than full throttle, but it still caused a lot of damage and caused us to hit the wall and end our day with the DuPont Chevrolet. We'll try to get back out there and get some points, but it's disappointing. We were having a good day; coming from 19thto be up there in the top five, and I don't know if we had anything to win the race, but we certainly were giving it everything we had and that's very disappointing.”