Talladega II: Robby Gordon preview

CHARLOTTE, NC (October 3, 2008) -- Robby Gordon and his No. 7 Mapei/ Menards Dodge team make their way to Talladega Superspeedway for the last restrictor-plate race of the 2008 season. Gordon has had much success in the previous three...

CHARLOTTE, NC (October 3, 2008) -- Robby Gordon and his No. 7 Mapei/ Menards Dodge team make their way to Talladega Superspeedway for the last restrictor-plate race of the 2008 season. Gordon has had much success in the previous three superspeedway events this year with an average finish of 8.33. In fact, he is third in the 2008 restrictor-plate points1, a very impressive statistic. He hopes to continue the trend of finding the right line in the draft in the concluding laps of the race and capturing another great finish.

300th Start -- This weekend marks Gordon's 300th career Sprint Cup start. Gordon debuted in the Cup Series at Daytona International Speedway in February of 1991, driving for Junie Donlavey in the No. 90 Publix Supermarkets race car.

Talladega Totals -- Gordon will be making his 16th Cup appearance at the 2.66-mile high banked tri-oval, recording one top-five, four top-10, and seven top-15 finishes. Gordon also captured a front-row starting spot in 2002 and has two top-10 starts prior to the wave of the green. He also has one Nationwide Series start at the superspeedway.

Thoughts on 'Dega -- "I'm looking forward to this weekend's race and getting our superspeedway chassis back on the track. The last time chassis No. 209 was raced was in July at Daytona, and we finished 6th," Gordon stated. "Talladega is exciting from the drop of the green flag to drop of the checkered flag. There is three-wide racing, and every lap is intense. We know we have a car that can draft to the front. We just have to be patient, avoid "the big one" and be there in the end."

Appearance Schedule -- Robby Gordon will appear at his souvenir trailer on Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m.

-credit: rgm

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Robby Gordon