Richmond II: Robby Gordon preview

Robby Gordon's Quotes on Richmond You lost a little bit of ground in the points last weekend, is Richmond the place where you can rebound? "We had been on a pretty steady climb in the points, gaining ground almost every race. Last weekend was...

Robby Gordon's Quotes on Richmond

You lost a little bit of ground in the points last weekend, is Richmond the place where you can rebound?

"We had been on a pretty steady climb in the points, gaining ground almost every race. Last weekend was a tough egg to swallow, but we have to keep looking forward and stay focused on our goal. If you look where we were in the points at this time last year there is almost no comparison. We can definitely be proud of that.

"Richmond is a great track for some hard racing though. You carry a lot of speed around there for being such a small track, making handling very important. We've had some great runs there and some bad ones. We got our first win here in 2004 in the Busch race and had a top-5 run going in May until a little contact with the wall ended our night. Hopefully we can capitalize this time and gain back some of that lost ground."

JB Black Fast Facts:

Back in Black -- Jim Beam's premier label, Jim Beam Black, will make its fourth and final appearance of the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup season as the primary sponsor of the No. 7 Chevy. Dedicated to socially responsible drinking, Jim Beam launched its awareness program, drink smart, in 1995 as an educational program that communicates the importance of responsible consumption by adults of legal purchase age that choose to drink. drink smart means: If you're of legal age and you choose to drink, do so responsibly; Do not drink if you're under 21; Don't drive drunk; If you can't drink smart -- don't drink at all. Harrah's, Menards and CarLoan.com will serve as associates.

Winning Ways -- This race marks Gordon's 15th appearance at Richmond with two Busch Series and 13 Nextel Cup Series starts at the .75-mile D-shaped oval. In September 2004, Gordon captured his first Busch Series win at the Emerson Radio 250 after a three-car battle with 15 laps to go. In Cup Series competition, Gordon holds one top-five, two top-10 and three top-15 starts and one top-five and one top-10 finish.

-credit: team gordon

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Robby Gordon , Jim Beam