Robby Gordon ...
#13 TurtleWax/Menards/Duracell Ford Taurus
Qualifying position - 13th (15.428 seconds)
Robby Gordon qualified his TurtleWax/Duracell/Menards Ford Taurus 13th in today's first round qualifying for the goracing.com 500 from Bristol Motor Speedway. Gordon's time of 15.428 seconds was a drastic improvement from his best time in morning practice which was 15.528 seconds.
ROBBY GORDON "I can't tell you excited I am right now. Every weekend we have a goal of making it in the first day, but especially at a track like Bristol. I don't have a ton of race experience here, so to be able to make it in today and spend tomorrow's sessions working exclusively on racing setups is big. Look at our guys too, they're so fired up right now - it's great. We've been working so hard and fighting some big odds, hopefully we showed some people a little bit about a team called Team Gordon.
"The car has been good all day. We didn't show as much speed in practice as we did in qualifying but we really worked on the car using old tires. We had some wheel spin problems coming off corners early in the day, but we addressed those and I guess I'm pretty happy with the car. Like I said, I don't have a ton of experience racing here so I'm just eager to figure it out and roll some bones. We'll see what happens. This place is a whole new game in the race. I can't wait."