Watkins Glen: Robby Gordon preview

Robby Gordon's Quotes on the Glen Each year you're a favorite going into the road-course races, what do you think makes you successful at these tracks? "We have a base-line setup that we start with and go from there. Both cars that we bring to...

Robby Gordon's Quotes on the Glen

Each year you're a favorite going into the road-course races, what do you think makes you successful at these tracks?

"We have a base-line setup that we start with and go from there. Both cars that we bring to the Glen are proven to be great road-course cars. I won in 2003 in this weekend's back-up car and hopefully the primary is due for a win as well.

"We had a couple of issues in Sonoma and barring any problems this weekend, we can definitely be contenders."

Jim Beam Fast Facts:

Beam is Back -- This weekend's AMD at the Glen will mark the eighth appearance of Jim Beam as the primary sponsor of Gordon's No. 7 Chevy. Dedicated to socially responsible drinking, Jim Beam launched its awareness program, drink smart(R), in 1995 as an educational program that communicates the importance of responsible consumption by adults of legal purchase age that choose to drink. drink smart(R) means: If you're of legal age and you choose to drink, do so responsibly; Do not drink if you're under 21; Don't drive drunk; If you can't drink smart -- don't drink at all. Menards, Harrah's and CarLoan.com will serve as associates.

Winning Ways -- Gordon, regarded as one of NASCAR's premier road-course drivers, will attempt to capture his fourth win overall and second career win at the 2.45-mile road course this weekend. Gordon cruised to victory lane at the Glen in 2003, completing his sweep of the Nextel Cup road-course races that year.

Giving Back -- Jim Beam and Robby Gordon will donate $20,000 to The State University of New York (SUNY) in support of the Beam Global Drink Smart program. This program is aimed to educate consumers on how to make responsible decisions about alcohol. This presentation will take place on pit road before qualifying on August 11, 2006.

-credit: teamgordon.com

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Robby Gordon , Jim Beam