Charlotte: Robby Gordon preview

Robby Gordon's Quotes on the Coca-Cola 600 "The whole No. 7 Jim Beam Black team is pretty excited for this weekend," Gordon said. "After last weekend's showing in the Nextel Open, passing five cars on the first lap alone, we should be a ...

Robby Gordon's Quotes on the Coca-Cola 600

"The whole No. 7 Jim Beam Black team is pretty excited for this weekend," Gordon said. "After last weekend's showing in the Nextel Open, passing five cars on the first lap alone, we should be a contender again this weekend. We are bringing the same car that we ran in the Open back to the Coca-Cola 600.

"The biggest thing to learn from last week is how the tires are going to react to the new surface and that fuel mileage will probably play a factor. Since the race starts during the day and ends at night, we're hoping that we can stay on top of the changes in the racing surface throughout the race.

"Our intermediate program has really been coming along lately. With a good run last weekend and the confidence in the cars that Greg [Erwin] and the guys at the shop have been giving me lately, I feel really confident that we can make it happen again this weekend and take the No. 7 Jim Beam Black Chevy to the front."

Jim Beam Black Fast Facts:

* Black is Back -- This weekend's Coca-Cola 600 will be the 3rd time Jim Beam's premier label, Jim Beam Black, will be the primary sponsor of Robby Gordon and the No. 7 Chevrolet. As part of Jim Beam's 1100 sweepstakes, Gordon and the No. 7 Jim Beam Black Chevy team will be hosting the contest winners at Charlotte Motor Speedway following their flight down on Gordon's personal jet from the Indianapolis 500. Menards, Harrah's and CarLoan.com will serve as associates.

* Chassis -- Chassis No. 104 will make its return for the second time in as many weeks at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend. Chassis No. 103 will once again serve as the back up.

* Autograph Appearances -- Gordon will visit and sign for fans on Saturday, May 27th from 3:15-4 p.m. and also on Sunday, May 28th from 1:50-2:30 p.m.

* Points Position -- Following the Dodge Charger 500, the driver of the No. 7 Jim Beam Black Chevrolet is in 28th position in NASCAR Nextel Cup point standings, safely inside the top 35.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Robby Gordon , Jim Beam