Watkins Glen: Robby Gordon preview

Robby Gordon Motorsports Watkins Glen Preview Charlotte, NC (August 6, 2009) -- After months of preparation and testing, Robby Gordon is prepared to capitalize on the tricky twists turns of Watkins Glen International this weekend. Gordon will...

Robby Gordon Motorsports Watkins Glen Preview

Charlotte, NC (August 6, 2009) -- After months of preparation and testing, Robby Gordon is prepared to capitalize on the tricky twists turns of Watkins Glen International this weekend. Gordon will attempt to capture his second career win at the 2.45-mile road course. Gordon cruised to victory lane at the Glen in 2003, sweeping both Sprint Cup road courses races that year. In his ten Sprint Cup Series starts, he has seven top-five finishes and posts an average finish of 10.6. Additionally, he has completed 96.5% of all laps attempted and has led 79 laps.

In Gordon's fifth start in his No. 7 at The Glen, Jim Beam once again returns as the primary sponsor in a special black and red paint scheme. Jim Beam has been the primary sponsor for several of Gordon's top-five finishes at the 2.45-mile road course, including a second place finish.

Robby Gordon Motorsports has entered a second car in this weekend's Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen. PJ Jones, son of racing legend Parnelli Jones, will pilot the No. 04 Jim Beam / Menards Toyota and will serve as a teammate to Robby Gordon. Jones has made eight Sprint Cup Series starts at The Glen and has posted one top-five and two top-ten finishes. His best performance came in 2002 when he finished fourth.

TV and Radio Times -- Qualifying is set for August 7 at 3:10 p.m. (ET) on ESPN2, MRN, and Sirius Satellite radio. The 90 laps of racing action begins on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ESPN, MRN and Sirius Satellite radio.

Watkins Glen -- "I obviously look forward to the road courses every year and view them as one of the best opportunities for our team to win a Cup race," said Gordon. "Sunday's race marks Jim Beam's fifth time as our primary sponsor at this race. We have posted three top-five finishes during over the last five years. However, I would love nothing more than to pull the No. 7 Jim Beam Toyota into Victory Lane on Sunday," commented Robby Gordon.

"We have tested numerous times in preparation for this weekend's race and have spent the last few weeks fine tuning our cars for the race. I feel really good about chances this weekend. Watkins Glen its a momentum track, and we need some momentum for the remainder of the year."

-credit: rgm

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Robby Gordon , Parnelli Jones , Jim Beam
Teams Robby Gordon Motorsports