"Most of the preparation for a road course is in the car itself. When you've had success like we've had, I can get very familiar with the track right away. It's the fine-tuning of the car that's the biggest key."
Gordon also revealed that, had the timing been different, he might have been driving in Formula One today instead of Winston Cup.
"Years ago, I got a call from Jackie Stewart, asking me if I would drive a Formula 3000 car for him. I had been doing a lot of ovals, driving [U.S. Auto Club] midgets and sprint cars, and I had just gone to my first stock-car driving school with Ford and I had fallen in love with those cars. I had to consider my options and it was just about the time NASCAR was taking off, so I decided to go with it.
"Had Jackie Stewart's call come before Ford called, who knows, I might've gone to Europe and fallen in love with those cars instead. But, I went with the first and best opportunity I had at the time."