Rain a new experience for Gordon, Bodine

"I've never driven a NASCAR racecar on rain tires before," said Robby Gordon. "We had to go out there and see what it was going to do. I didn't know how hard I could get on the gas. Now, I feel that I have a little bit of an advantage on everyone...

"I've never driven a NASCAR racecar on rain tires before," said Robby Gordon. "We had to go out there and see what it was going to do. I didn't know how hard I could get on the gas. Now, I feel that I have a little bit of an advantage on everyone in the grid if we have rain. These cars are easier to drive in the rain than the CART cars. The CART cars have so much horsepower that when they do break the tires loose it's hard to get them back. With the normally aspirated, non-turbo NASCAR engines it's reactive. As soon as you get off the gas, the traction is there.

Todd Bodine commented, "I think going out in the rain had to help, just from the experience of doing it. If we have to do it I'll at least know what to expect. It was my first time ever running out in the wet."

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Todd Bodine