Watkins Glen: Robby Gordon qualifying report

Robby Gordon Motorsports Watkins Glen Cup Nationwide Post Qualifying Report WATKINS GLEN, NY (August 8, 2009) -- After Friday's final practice Robby Gordon and his No. 55 crew had the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Camry dialed in for ...

Robby Gordon Motorsports Watkins Glen Cup Nationwide Post Qualifying Report

WATKINS GLEN, NY (August 8, 2009) -- After Friday's final practice Robby Gordon and his No. 55 crew had the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Camry dialed in for Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying. NASCAR utilized a unique qualifying procedure for the Zippo 200 at the Glen, sending the drivers out in groups to run a maximum of five laps. The fastest of the five laps recorded by each driver determined the starting grid for today's 82-lap event. Gordon went out in the last and toughest group of qualifiers; it was exclusively made up of Sprint Cup Series regulars. He posted the third quickest time of the day with a top speed of 121.427.

"The most important thing is we got into the show. Yesterday, they were calling for rain this morning, but the weather is nice today. It was imperative that we got an opportunity to qualify since we were a go or go-home car. Now that we have qualified well for today's race, we can build from there. To be rolling off in the third position is great for our team since it is our first Nationwide start in over a year. I am extremely happy with the effort of this team. I am glad to have the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and The Rogue Joint on the car this weekend. We are looking forward to putting on a good show this afternoon," commented Robby Gordon.

-credit: rgm

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Robby Gordon
Teams Robby Gordon Motorsports