Martinsville II: Robby Gordon preview

CHARLOTTE, NC (October 16, 2008) -- Robby Gordon will make his 17th start at Martinsville Speedway this weekend. Gordon will pilot the No. 7 Menards Dodge Charger for 263 miles at the flat Virginia half mile track. With only five races left ...

CHARLOTTE, NC (October 16, 2008) -- Robby Gordon will make his 17th start at Martinsville Speedway this weekend. Gordon will pilot the No. 7 Menards Dodge Charger for 263 miles at the flat Virginia half mile track. With only five races left remaining in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, Sunday's 500-lap race at the smallest track on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit is bound to be an exciting event.

THOUGHTS ON MARTINSVILLE -- "Martinsville is one of the toughest tracks we race on, especially from an equipment standpoint. With the long straight-aways and the tight corners, brakes will be one of our biggest concerns for Sunday's race, but we are confident that we have a really good brake package this weekend," said Gordon.

"Putting 43 drivers on this tight track makes for close racing and makes track position that much more important. Like always, our goal will be to get a good qualifying run in on Friday and save our equipment until the end of the race," commented Gordon.

REMARKS ON CHARLOTTE: "I think that we have proven in recent weeks that we can build fast race cars. We just wish that we would have had a good finish last weekend to go along with it," stated Gordon. There are a lot of tracks similar to Charlotte coming up before the end of the season where we can apply everything we've learned. We are still hopeful that we can bring home a victory before the season ends."

APPEARANCES: Robby will be at his souvenir trailer on Sunday morning signing autographs for his fans at 10:15 a.m.

-credit: rgm

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