CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Gordon Mid-Ohio Sunday Race Notes

MILLER LITE 200 Round 14 of 20 in the CART FedEx Championship Series Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course - Lexington, Ohio Robby Gordon finished 10th in today's Miller Lite 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The 10th-place finish represents Robby's...

MILLER LITE 200 Round 14 of 20 in the CART FedEx Championship Series Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course - Lexington, Ohio

Robby Gordon finished 10th in today's Miller Lite 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The 10th-place finish represents Robby's fourth top-10 finish of the season in his #22 Johns Manville/Menards/Panasonic Toyota/Swift. The three points earned today toward the championship give Gordon a total of 17 to date. Next week, Team Gordon moves to the new Chicago Motor Speedway oval, where it will run an Eagle chassis for the first time.

ROBBY GORDON ­ "Another top 10 for us and another for Toyota. I'm happy with the result and the points, but damn I drove hard today for that result! I noticed Greg Moore finished behind us after starting last. It just goes to show you how competitive it is out here. If you don't qualify well, you have a hard time reaching the front. But I'm pleased. We passed some good cars today and held off some tough cars, as well. We're still having a problem getting the car to stop rolling with 25 or so gallons in the tank. Once we get to 15 gallons and below the car is pretty good, and we can go racing. But cold tires and full loads are still hard to deal with out there. As an owner, I see Toyota making things happen right now, and organizationally, we are, too. That's motivating for all of us."

BRIAN BERTHOLD (engineer) ­ "We were held up a little out there by Junior early and it hurt us. The car improved throughout the race, but we still have problems in the beginning of a stint on cold tires. Working out that loose condition has been a mind boggler."

MIKE HELD (Co-owner)­ "Hey, we hung in the top 10 all weekend and finished in the top 10. I think we belonged there and that's what we want. It's coming together for us here, in case you haven't noticed, and we're having fun again. Hopefully, next weekend we can take an even bigger step when the Eagle sets sail in Chicago."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Robby Gordon , Greg Moore