Phoenix: Robby Gordon preview

Robby Gordon Motorsports No. 7 Harrah's Chevrolet Monte Carlo Notes * First off -- In 1995 Robby Gordon scored his first CART victory driving for Walker Racing at Phoenix. Gordon's best finish in a Cup car came in the 2001 season when he ...

Robby Gordon Motorsports
No. 7 Harrah's Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Notes

* First off -- In 1995 Robby Gordon scored his first CART victory driving for Walker Racing at Phoenix. Gordon's best finish in a Cup car came in the 2001 season when he finished seventh

* Meet me in the park ... Gordon will be signing autographs at his merchandise trailer from 5 to 6 p.m. on Friday and from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday

* Hear me loud and clear -- tune your scanner to 469.4500 to hear what's happening during the race

* Impound procedure -- After Friday's qualifying session the NEXTEL Cup cars will once again be impounded and will not be released until the start of the race on Saturday night

* Purple and Gold -- Harrah's returns with Jim Beam as a associate sponsor for this week's event

* On the big screen -- On Monday night Gordon and about 30 guests attended the Charlotte premier of Dust to Glory. The show opens on April 22 in Charlotte and more information can be found at www.d2gfilm.com

Robby Gordon on racing at Phoenix

"This is one of my favorite tracks. We had a very strong race going last fall in the No. 31 when we lost a motor. At the time we were running second to the 24 car. It's one of those tracks that I have had good results and I also get to see a lot of friends and family."

On the first night race at Phoenix

"The race starts at 4:45 p.m. in daylight and then transitions to darkness. The shadows will form in turns one and two, while three and four will still be hot. It should make handling interesting. It is also going to be very tough on visibility going into turn one. We'll have to play with some visor tear-offs so we end up with a clear visor once it gets dark."

On the Menard Motor program

"I'm pleased with the progress that the Menard (melglobal.com) guys are making. I had a very strong motor in Texas and we have continued to communicate well and my confidence is building in the program's reliability. With that being said I'm looking forward to having a strong run this weekend and putting on a good show for Harrah's and Jim Beam."

-rgm-

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Robby Gordon , Jim Beam
Teams Robby Gordon Motorsports