Pocono II: Robby Gordon preview

LONG POND, PA (July 31, 2009) -- Robby Gordon is heading back to the "Keystone State" for Sunday's Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway, the second of two races at the unique 2.5-mile triangular-shaped track in just six weeks. Sunday's 500 miles of...

LONG POND, PA (July 31, 2009) -- Robby Gordon is heading back to the "Keystone State" for Sunday's Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway, the second of two races at the unique 2.5-mile triangular-shaped track in just six weeks. Sunday's 500 miles of Cup Series action marks Gordon's 17th start at the track.

"Man in Black" -- "I know that there has been some confusion this week surrounding the four-part video series on our website, robbygordon.com. The reason that we decided to do this campaign and run the "Man in Black" decals on the quarter panels this weekend is really simple -- it is for the fans and our way of giving something back to them. When I heard the words recently, I thought that since we were running a black car at Pocono that we should do something to give back to those who support our sport. The music of Johnny Cash speaks to those who stand up for what they believe even in the face of adversity. We are all guilty of being apathetic and too self-absorbed to think about what is going on in the world around us. There are some real problems in the world, and a lot of people are struggling. If you listen to the words of the song, it is a reminder that even though the world is not perfect, we are not without hope."

"We could sit here and cry about not having a sponsor for this weekend's race. Instead, let's do something for the fans! We are dedicating this race to them and thanking them for everything that they have done to aid in our success. At the end of the day, we don't have it that bad. We have a great business and have a lot of fun doing this. It is a tough time for us and for many of the fans, but we will all get through this because we have the passion and the love of the sport," commented Gordon.

Appearance Schedule -- On Friday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Gordon will be signing autographs as Jack Williams Tire, which is located at 1009 Route 940, Mt. Pocono, PA 18344.

-credit: rgm

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Robby Gordon
Teams Williams