Sears Point: Robby Gordon preview

Robby Gordon Quotes on Infineon: "Obviously I get excited when this time of year comes around," said Gordon. "I think we have grown a lot this season as a competitive team and as a company and it can be seen on the race track. Although we have...

Robby Gordon Quotes on Infineon:

"Obviously I get excited when this time of year comes around," said Gordon. "I think we have grown a lot this season as a competitive team and as a company and it can be seen on the race track. Although we have had some top-10 and top-15 runs this year I feel like this is the first time that we really have a chance at winning multiple races. We feel like we have put the right people in the right positions, whether it be in the front office or in the body shop, we have a cohesive group of employees that produce week in and week out. Especially this week, we are coming to a race that we have a legitimate shot at winning. We'll have Menards and Energizer on the hood and it would be unbelievable to give them their first win as well as our first win as a single-car effort in the Cup Series.

"We're bringing the same car we brought last year but with a few minor adjustments. The major changes for us this year though will be a new tire package and a different gear box from last year. A win or even a top-5 finish could move us up significantly in the points."

Menards/Energizer Fast Facts:

* Power Up -- Coming into the 16th race of the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup season, this will mark the third time Menards/Energizer will share sponsorship of the No. 7 Chevy.

* Chassis -- Fresh off a test at Virginia International Raceway, Gordon will run chassis No. 108 this weekend which competed at both road-course races last year. Chassis No. 117, in which Gordon swept both road-course races in 2003, will serve as back up.

* Winning Ways -- This weekend's Dodge/Save Mart 350 will be the 8th time Gordon has visited the 1.99-mile road course. In June 2003, Gordon captured his second career Nextel Cup Series victory after dominating the field and leading more than 80 of 110 laps. In Nextel Cup Series competition, Gordon holds a second and a ninth-place finish as well as four top-10 qualifying efforts at Infineon.

* Tight Race -- Currently in the 28th position in points, Gordon is a mere 128 points behind Bobby Labonte in 25th and only 180 points out of 20th.

-rgm

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Bobby Labonte , Robby Gordon