MILWAUKEE - The green flag has fallen on the NASCAR season, but there is still a lot of racing ahead, and there are signs that this may be one of the most watchable seasons ever.
Jeff Gordon: "Let’s talk about 2021 NASCAR season. I just think of so many storylines that really make me think that 2021 could be an epic year."
Clint Bowyer: "I mean, it could be the best ever."
Jeff Gordon: "Chase Elliott having his breakout season and becomes the champion. The announcement of this new team with Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin teaming up, and Bubba Wallace."
Clint Bowyer: "Michael Jordan is coming to NASCAR. We’re gonna see that!"
Jeff Gordon: "I’m excited about some of the new tracks that we’ve got on the schedule, I mean a dirt track at Bristol. To me, there’s just so many unknowns. Never seen these cars on a dirt track. It’s a high-bank dirt track."
Clint Bowyer: "Everybody’s been wanting to see something out of the ordinary. Something wild, something edgy. Bristol’s right up their alley."
Jeff Gordon: "COTA… Circuit of the Americas."
Clint Bowyer: "There is more unknowns at COTA than there is even at Bristol."
Jeff Gordon: "This is one of the premier road courses, I think, in the world. I’m really excited to see the Cup cars go there."
Clint Bowyer: "The magnitude of that track down there, the fans, the prestige. These are the tracks that I’m just gonna be honest with you."
Jeff Gordon: "You’re gonna miss?"
Clint Bowyer: "… I’m gonna miss ‘em."
Jeff Gordon: "I feel like there’s momentum, there’s this shift of momentum in NASCAR right now, and they’ve taken chances and those chances are paying off."
Clint Bowyer: "Lot of new racetracks, racing in front of a new audience, taking our sport to new eyeballs. I think that’s why it’s going to be one of the biggest years we’ve had in a long, long time."
Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer will be in the booth for Sunday's race at Homestead in South Florida.