Dallas, TX (April 18, 2005) -- After last week's nail biter in Martinsville owner/driver Robby Gordon easily qualified 33rd and was up to his usual tricks during the Samsung Radio Shack 500 on Sunday. Early in the race Gordon was running as...
Dallas, TX (April 18, 2005) -- After last week's nail biter in Martinsville owner/driver Robby Gordon easily qualified 33rd and was up to his usual tricks during the Samsung Radio Shack 500 on Sunday.
Early in the race Gordon was running as high as 17th but slowly dropped to the 31st position where his hard fighting run would eventually come to an end.
"We had a lot of confidence in our car," said Gordon. "The Jim Beam Chevrolet ran well in practice and our qualifying run wasn't too bad. We really thought we were going to have a good run this weekend."
On lap 241, Gordon, running one lap down, spun coming out of Turn 2 and slapped the wall to bring out the eighth caution of the day.
"The car was tight coming off the corners and we tried to loosen it up a bit," said Gordon. "After we made our first adjustment, we just couldn't get the car back to where we wanted it to be before we wrecked it. It was a hard hit."
Going into the Samsung Radio Shack 500 Gordon was sitting in 39th position with 273 points. With Sunday's 37th place finish Gordon earned 48 points and remains in the 39th position in the driver standings.
The next race on the docket for the Jim Beam car is the Chevy American Revolution 400 on Saturday, May 14 in Richmond, VA. The race, broadcast on FX will begin at 7 p.m. and finish under the lights.
Pit Stops-- Watch, listen and learn -- Robby Gordon teamed up with IRL driver Dan Wheldon of the Andretti Green Racing Team on Saturday, April 16 to tape a public service announcement about making sensible decisions relating to alcohol consumption. The PSA is being produced to raise awareness of Jim Beam's social responsibility platform, drink smart®-- April is Alcohol Awareness Month -- As part of the drink smart campaign, Robby Gordon Motorsports donated $10,000 from a $100,000 fund provided by Jim Beam bourbon, the "Official Spirit of Racing," to officials from Rice University. The check presentation took place in the No. 7 garage at Texas Motor Speedway, Friday, April 15. The donation will fund the university's implementation of The Century Council's Alcohol 101 PlusTM education program and related alcohol education activities.