Charlotte II: Robby Gordon preview

Robby Gordon's Quotes for Charlotte Last weekend's race had an unexpected finish, what was your take on how things went down? "I didn't see exactly what happened between the 25, 48 and the 8 from the car. All I heard was my spotter saying ...

Robby Gordon's Quotes for Charlotte

Last weekend's race had an unexpected finish, what was your take on how things went down?

"I didn't see exactly what happened between the 25, 48 and the 8 from the car. All I heard was my spotter saying 'watch out' and that the caution was out and I saw a car was spinning through the grass. When I watched the replay it was pretty clear to me that Brian (Vickers) was just trying to follow his teammate and shoot passed Junior. It's just part of plate racing. You're in a position to win a race and there is no way that he (Vickers) was going to lift when they are that close to the end."

Last time around at Charlotte the track had a brand-new surface and two tires was the call most of the night, can we expect to see some of the same?

"You can expect to see almost the same race as back in May. Running the same fuel cells that we use at Daytona and Talladega at Charlotte makes it a fuel-mileage game where track position in going to be the key. With a window that used to be in the neighborhood of 60 laps, we now can only go 30 or so before we need to pit. The new track surface allows us to take two tires and be able to jockey for position all night."

Harrah's Fast Facts:

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Points Position -- Following a 16th-place finish in last weekend's race at Talladega Superspeedway, Gordon remains 27th in owner points, currently 48 points from 25th and 312 points out of 20th.

Meet the Driver -- Gordon will sign autographs and visit with fans on Saturday at 2:35 p.m. at the Robby Gordon Motorsports merchandise trailer.

Meet the Crew -- Swing by and meet the No. 7 crew as they take a moment to sign autographs and visit with fans at the Robby Gordon Motorsports merchandise trailer on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Can't make it to the track? -- Back by popular demand, Robby Gordon Motorsports is proud to announce the return of the online to RobbyGordon.com. Designed with the fan in mind, this user-friendly site allows fans to purchase their favorite Robby Gordon off-road, Menards, Jim Beam and Harrah's gear with ease. Shop for the latest diecast car or a new t-shirt from the comfort of you own home, all the while supporting the official racer of racing, Robby Gordon.

-credit: team gordon

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Robby Gordon , Jim Beam
Teams Robby Gordon Motorsports