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Klaus

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What a race (nascar). Robby Gordon pretty much dominated the race all day long and turned in a clean 2nd place. Congrats.


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John Bitting

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That was bullshit. Harvick cost him the race... Awesome race ran by Robby. The guy has really matured. I think everyone saw that at Baja when he stopped to pull people out and to laugh at Post for breaking..... What a driver that guy is....
 

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Robby should of let Harvick go early, then he probably would of had a lot better chance of winning the race. Even though Harvick was not on the lead lap, his car was in better shape and if Robby just let him go by (Harvick went from 30th at this point to 14th at the flag) Robby's car would of been in better shape. Even though I'm not a fan of RG, he did a damn fine job today rubbing the #4 into the dirt after what happened between them at the start of the season. By the way, did anyone hear the announcers actually recognize RG's accomplishments in the dirt? It's about time!

"Rehabilitation begins at autopsy."
 

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That late in the race and how tight it was for the top three places #29 should not have been so aggressive with Robby. Kevin should have hung out and waited for a yellow where he would have been allowed to get back on the lead lap. Kevin was partially to blame for Robbys loss, but it was a great second.
 

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I agree. Harvick shouldn't have been pushing so hard. He wasnt going to be a competitor at the finish line and Robby told his crew cheif that when a yellow came out he would let Harvick go by. If Robby would have backed off enough to let Harvick by, then Jeff Gordon would have been right there to sneak by also. If Harvick had a faster car with fresh tires, then why didnt he get by when Robby went wide on most of those last few corners. Oh well....Thats racing, and you all heard what Robby said at the end, "what goes around, comes around...." He really did put on a great show.
 

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Interesting note. Robby "flash" Gordon is suppose to drive havricks car for the busch race at the next road course and there is speculation that he might even drive for Childress next season. I think yesterday was a huge step for Robby, He was talked about the entire race by the announcers, and they mentioned his and his dads off-road racing. Does not get much better then that. I wish Robby the best of luck. He cant make it on talent alone, hopefully he can get a ride in a good car and show these guys what he can do on a regular basis and not just be a hired gun "road course specialist"
 

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I totally agree with you John. The only thing I don't know is why Robby didn't stay inside to stuff his line.... anyways that racing..... The funny thing is after he laughed at Mark @ race mile 45 for 3 minutes, he was kind-of in the hunt @ RM 217. He was the 4th Trophy Truck through physically and like the 14th or 15th car that came through. On time I'm sure he was down, but still, think about this,
3 minutes of laughing at Riviera for hitting the same rock he did the day before pre-running, and the early morning cooling problems right off the bat, then coming through as the 15th car half way through the race says something. Later on at RM 315 to 330 he helped pull his Dad out of a ravine that took about an hour or so......... I guess that why you never quit........
 

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From Jayski

Hear Kevin Harvick got an earful from NASCAR and from Richard Childress Monday. Someone from NASCAR called him, told him the bumping of Robby Gordon was unnecessary, and also talked about his "no mercy" comments after the race. Apparently, a few drivers besides Gordon talked with Childress, telling him to calm Harvick down in the future. So, hearing Childress sat Harvick down too, explained why the bumping wasn't smart and told him to make peace with Gordon. Two reasons: (1) it is too early in his career to make enemies and (2) Gordon might be his team mate next season(6-26-2001)
 

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Kevin Harvick thought he could show RG a thing or two this past weekend at Sonoma. After the race Mr. Harvick spoke with the media as if his ish don't stink. To everyone who doesn't give RG the respect for his driving accomplishments, watch Curtis's video from the recent Baja 500. How many spectators and or Nascar drivers can keep their pants dry when screaming through Baja in excess of 100 miles per hour? I’d think RG should invite Kevin Harvick to the 1000 and teach him how to respect his elders.
 

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The word on Nascar.com is that RG was offered a full ride in #7 for the season, But RG is not sure yet. Sounds like he has a lot of oppurtunities.. We should really appreciate him when he comes to the 500 and 1000 because in not too much longer I have a feeling he will be a big dog in Nascar and wont be able to take a weekend off to play with us, might mess up his points lead. :) Well I guess there is always laughlin each year. Best of Luck to RG. <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.nascar.com>www.nascar.com</A> check out the article
 

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I believe this race proved that it was the Morgan McClure team that was lacking in performance not the driver. Kodak car finished a spectacular 43!! I'm not bagging on Kevin Lepage at all, I thnk he does a workmans job with what he has available. Results have been no better than with RG. Also look at what Bobby Hamilton has already done this year. I'm sure he's relieved he left.
 

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in regards to kevin harvick's "no mercy" comment, he's been watching the karate kid too many times.time will take care of itself. robby did a outstanding job handling himself through it all afterwards. from a guy who is a notorious hothead, he didn't fly out of the car to jump over to harvicks to go jackie chan on him. thats what the press all wanted, and i think tried to instigate. he handled it calm and cool. he's growing up and knows this is a buisness. good for him. job well done. on the track and off. let's hope this opens the right doors up for him.it's easy to make the call from the sofa, but he was the one with his hands on the wheel and did what he felt was right at the time.

oh for the record, he will be harvicks team mate at the bgn glen race, driving the 21 rockwell car, not kevins car as previously mentioned by someone. let's see if someone gets the bumper there? you know everyone will be watching for it. the best thing rob could do, would be go smoke him and win that sob!
game on!
 

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Recent developments in the NationsRent garage may have RG in the cockpit. Mike Wallace has been released by Ultra Motorsports and RG has been reported as piloting the #7 this weekend at Chicagoland. Here are various articles from Nascar sites:

Jayski.com

Wallace out? UPDATE 2: hearing the NBC station in Charlotte reports that Mike Wallace was released from driving the #7 car earlier Tuesday evening
UPDATE: no official word yet, but sources tell me Wallace has been released and will concentrate on finding another Cup ride and running in the BGN. No word on the replacement driver, but looks like Robby Gordon
UPDATE 2: FSN's Totally NASCAR reports that Robby Gordon will drive the #7 Ford at Chicagoland Speedway, crew chief Jim Long says it is presently a one race deal AND ESPN2's RPM2Night reported that Wallace was informed of his release by the team secretary. Last Thursday the show mentioned Gordon would drive the car at Chicago. Gordon says it is not yet a done deal (7-11-2001)

MikeWallace.com

As stated on the Mike Wallace's fan chat, Wallace was released from the #7 ride and would be replaced by RG. This was reported on a local tv station in the Charlotte area.

John or Rory; any info from the Gordon camp? Can this be confirmed, denied, or a deal in the works?
 

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I have not talked to Robby since he left for Indy, So I have no idea. I hope so. It is a good car. He needs to backup the good road course finishes with some good oval finishes... Rory probably talked to him though... Rory??
 

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From Nascar.com

Robby Gordon will return to the seat of the No. 7 NationsRent Ford of Ultra Motorsports starting this weekend in the Tropicana 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.

Jayski.com says it is a one race deal but most everyone else is reporting the rest of the season..
 

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Rumors that Robby Gordon might be in the #31 Mike Skinner car, I believe owned by Richard Childress, Pretty interesting..
 

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Here it is
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hearing from sources that Robby Gordon will drive the #31 Lowes Chevy at NHIS, no word on the #7 Driver AND the Sporting News is reporting: Robby Gordon, who drove last week for Jim Smith in the #7 Ultra Motorsports Ford, will be the relief driver for the #31 Lowe's Chevrolet.
 

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Just saw ESPN race day they report Robby Gordon to drive the 31 car "indefinately"Skinner may be out for awhile with injurys and he has been rumored to be on his way out before the accident.Oh yeah Mike Wallace and Jim Smith made up?He will be back in the 7 car the rest of the year.

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Also see:

<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.nascar.com/2001/NEWS/07/17/skinner_gordon/index.html>www.nascar.com/2001/NEWS/07/17/skinner_gordon/index.html</A>

Lets see how he will do in the ovals.
 
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