*Robby Gordon finished ninth in the first Gatorade 125-mile qualifying race in 2000 *Robby Gordon's best finish in a 125-mile qualifying race is ninth, two times- 2/13/97 in the No. 40 Chevy and 2/17/00 in the No.13 Ford. *Robby Gordon started 17...
*Robby Gordon finished ninth in the first Gatorade 125-mile qualifying race in 2000 *Robby Gordon's best finish in a 125-mile qualifying race is ninth, two times- 2/13/97 in the No. 40 Chevy and 2/17/00 in the No.13 Ford. *Robby Gordon started 17 and finished 16 in his first 125-mile qualifier on 2/14/91 *Morgan-McClure Motorsports finished 19 in the second 2000 Gatorade 125-mile qualifying race. *Morgan-McClure Motorsports won a 1995 qualifying race and went on to win the Daytona 500 with Sterling Marlin.
Robby Gordon, driver No. 4 Kodak MAX Film Chevy "I am pretty happy with where we are right now. We have been consistent in all of the practices. The car is a little bit tight, it does not want to turn. As we continue to make changes on the car, it improves. I hope we make enough changes before the race to be up at the front. I think we have a car that has enough horsepower. The handling needs to improve. That is the key. I have been playing it really cautious during practice. There is no need to tear up a race car before the race. They have been dicing it up out there, going three wide and almost four wide at times. I am trying to learn the new aerodynamics package. This is the first time I have driven a car with it in place. Being with a new car and new team, I need to get the feel of the car before the race. Things are falling into place. If we can keep the same mentality, we will be fine in the race. Larry and I have been looking over the wind tunnel numbers. Dodge seemed to blow the other manufacturers out of the water. I think it is a compliment to Dodge. The other manufacturers have their homework ahead of them. We have our homework ahead of us as race team to prepare for the next race. I am ready to go racing."
Larry McClure Quotes "If we can beat those Dodges, we will be alright. Seriously, I have seen the wind tunnel numbers. I think Dodge fooled someone. Evernham is a brilliant person, he knew how to play his cards. I do not think he showed his poker hand to NASCAR. Believe me, I am not going to declare us losers yet. I came down here to Daytona to win. I have every intention of accomplishing that goal. Morgan-McClure Motorsports has done what is necessary to be in a position to win the Daytona 500. Every year we have been here, there are manufacturer wars. We are at Daytona, what would anyone expect? Someone has to start crying foul. When the new Monte Carlo came out in the mid-90s, NASCAR made us change them immediately, There were no ifs, ands or buts about it. In recent years, the controversy switched to the new Taurus. We will just have to see what happens, but I can assure you if changes are not made, the Dodges will win on every intermediate track we go to. I think NASCAR will step up and make the right decision. I am pleased with our progress. Robby (Gordon) is going to be fine in the race. He has been holding back some during the practices, but look for him to unleash when we get out there to race. Our goal is to get a good starting position for the 500 with our finish in the 125s. I feel confident about our chances.