Bristol II: Robby Gordon preview

Charlotte, NC (August 20, 2009) -- The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend for one of the most anticipated races of the season. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas / The Rogue Joint will return as the primary...

Charlotte, NC (August 20, 2009) -- The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend for one of the most anticipated races of the season. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas / The Rogue Joint will return as the primary sponsor under the lights of the "World's Fastest Half-Mile" track. The flashy black and purple scheme was seen last on Gordon's No. 55 Nationwide entry at Watkins Glen where he finished 14th.

Robby's Remarks on Bristol -- "We had a great car at Bristol in the night race last August and earlier this year, so I am looking forward to racing the No. 7 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Camry this weekend. Bristol is a rock n' roll type track, so it is exciting to have them onboard for this race. It will be 500 laps of beating and banging action. This track is all about survival and being there at the end. We will just have to be patient and see how the weekend goes," commented Robby Gordon.

About The Rogue Joint -- The Rouge Joint inherited its name from the legendary original Hard Rock venue and was designed by the renowned Montreal-based architectural design firm Sceno Plus. This upgraded facility has a seating capacity of 4,000 and will carry on the up-close and authentic feel of the original venue with the furthest seat in the house only 155 feet from the stage. The Rogue Joint is a multipurpose facility featuring a state-of-the-art sound system, an innovative lighting system, and 38 flat screens throughout the venue to guarantee the ultimate viewing experience and is part of the widely-publicized $750 million dollar expansion of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas slated for completion later this year.

Thunder Valley Statistics -- Saturday's Sharpie 500 marks Gordon's 18th appearance at the high-banked bull ring in the Sprint Cup Series, starting on the front row once and recording one top-15 finish and six top-20 finishes.

Appearances -- Robby Gordon Motorsports has a special treat for fans this weekend. Paul Menard, driver of the No. 98 Menards Ford, will be joining Robby at the souvenir trailer on Saturday to sign autographs for fans. They will be appearing at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.

-credit: rgm

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Robby Gordon , Paul Menard
Teams Robby Gordon Motorsports