Martinsville II: Robby Gordon preview

Robby Gordon's Quotes for Martinsville At .526 of a mile, Martinsville Speedway is the shortest track that the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series visits, would you consider yourself a fan of short-track racing? "Unlike most of the guys that race in this...

Robby Gordon's Quotes for Martinsville

At .526 of a mile, Martinsville Speedway is the shortest track that the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series visits, would you consider yourself a fan of short-track racing?

"Unlike most of the guys that race in this series or any division of NASCAR, I didn't grow up racing at the local dirt short track. In comparison to the other guys, my experience is limited to the tracks I've run while racing in Nextel Cup. Martinsville is somewhat different though because it reminds me of turn 11 at Sonoma. You get down, get on the brakes, off the brakes and roll the center and get back to the power. It's one of the best opportunities to pass there, which is why, if your car has the right setup, you can pass pretty easily at Martinsville. We didn't have the best of luck last time around at Martinsville and we're looking to rebound this weekend and bring home a solid finish."

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Points Position -- With a 25th-place finish in last weekend's race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Gordon remained 27th in owner points.

-credit: team gordon

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Robby Gordon