Atlanta II: Robby Gordon preview

CHARLOTTE, NC (October 23, 2008) -- The No. 7 Jim Beam Dodge returns to racing action this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, one of the fastest intermediate tracks on the NASCAR circuit. Before Robby Gordon makes a lap around the 1.54-mile track...

CHARLOTTE, NC (October 23, 2008) -- The No. 7 Jim Beam Dodge returns to racing action this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, one of the fastest intermediate tracks on the NASCAR circuit. Before Robby Gordon makes a lap around the 1.54-mile track in his Dodge Charger, he will help Jim Beam and the National Center for DWI Courts (NCDC) raise awareness about the success of DWI Courts in Georgia on Friday, October 24th at the Georgia State Capital Building. With more than 170,000 people killed by drunk drivers in the United States each year, Beam Global and NCDC have joined forces to bring national attention to the effectiveness of the DWI Courts in addressing drunk driving, and Gordon serves as spokesman on the issue.

DWI Courts -- "I am truly impressed with how successful DWI Courts have been in reducing drunk driving," commented Gordon. "I would like to offer my appreciation to Beam Global for supporting the National Center for DWI Courts and for including me in their efforts to help raise awareness for this life-saving program. I congratulate Georgia judges, law enforcement and legislators for their efforts throughout the state and encourage other states to follow Georgia's lead."

ATLANTA -- "I am happy to have Jim Beam back on the hood this weekend as we wind down the 2008 season. With as fast as we were at Charlotte, we really think that the Jim Beam Dodge will race and finish upfront on Sunday. We are really looking forward to this weekend's race and having a good point's day," stated Gordon. "Let's just keep our fingers crossed that we can get qualifying in tomorrow. I got my first Cup pole here in 1997, and I think that we have a real shot at it this weekend if the weather cooperates," said Gordon.

APPEARANCES -- In addition to Gordon's appearance at the Georgia State Capital Building on Friday morning at 10 a.m., he will appear at his souvenir trailer on Sunday morning at 10:15 a.m. to sign autographs for his fans.

-credit: rgm

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Robby Gordon , Jim Beam