BUSCH: Kentucky: Robby Gordon preview

Huntersville, NC (June 15, 2004) - Whether it be a world famous Kentucky Derby winner, the most winning college basketball team in the nation, or an award winning waxed dipped bottle of bourbon made to perfection, Kentucky is definitely known for...

Huntersville, NC (June 15, 2004) - Whether it be a world famous Kentucky Derby winner, the most winning college basketball team in the nation, or an award winning waxed dipped bottle of bourbon made to perfection, Kentucky is definitely known for it's winners.

This weekend, Robby Gordon and his Fruit of the Loom Racing Team hope to be added to the prestigious list of winners in Kentucky by taking his Fruit of the Loom Chevrolet to Victory Lane at the Meijer 300 NASCAR Busch Series race at the Kentucky Speedway.

If Gordon is able to race to Victory Lane, he would give Bowling Green, Ky. headquartered Fruit of the Loom a win in their home state.

"It would be great to give Fruit of the Loom their first win in Kentucky," Gordon said. "I think we have a very good chance of coming away from the Bluegrass state with our first win. We have come close to winning several times this season and we feel that a win is long over due. We just have to keep knocking on that door and eventually it will open for us."

Fortunately, Gordon will have Richard Childress Racing horsepower under the hood of his Chevrolet Monte Carlo this weekend, giving the first year team an excellent chance of coming away with their first win at Kentucky Speedway.

Despite being a NASCAR Cup Series veteran, Gordon will be relatively new to the Kentucky Speedway having only tested there once, two years ago with the Cingular Wireless Cup Series car.

"Being new to a track is something I am used to," Gordon said. "The team had never even tested at Nashville, and we managed to come away with one of our top-five finishes this year. We tested the Cingular Wireless NASCAR Cup car at the Kentucky Speedway back in 2002, and I was very impressed with the track. Although I have never tested or raced there with a Busch Series car, I am looking forward to the challenge. Hopefully, we will have a good race in Kentucky and take Fruit of the Loom to Victory Lane."

PIT NOTES

- Robby Gordon will be making an appearance at the Meijer store in Florence Ky. Thursday June 17, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. EST where fans will have the chance to meet Gordon and get autographs as well.

- Gordon will not race the Alan Kulwicki 250 in Milwaukee Wis. His next NASCAR Busch Series race will be at the Daytona International Speedway for the Winn-Dixie 250.

- Gordon is 13th in the NASCAR Busch Series point standings. In 13 starts, he has accumulated 1,678 points and is 601 points behind leader Martin Truex Jr.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Robby Gordon , Martin Truex Jr. , Alan Kulwicki
Teams Richard Childress Racing