Jeff Gordon found consolation, albeit facetiously, in running second to Danica Patrick in Sunday's time trials at Daytona.
Gordon characterized himself as "the fastest guy," and in at least one respect, he was content with his effort. Patrick, after all, had just become the first female driver to win a pole at NASCAR's highest level.
"I'm glad I didn't win the pole," Gordon quipped. "It would have messed up that story."