2/9/01 – Robby Gordon P1 in Opening Practices


Daytona 500 Practice – 2/9/01

Time – 49.347

Position – 1

Robby Gordon and his #4 Kodak Chevrolet topped the time charts in both sessions today as practice opened for the Daytona 500. Gordon’s time of 49.347 was a hair better than that of the #15 and #11 cars, but those cars times were believed to be from a draft.

Robby Gordon quotes:

"Believe me, I’m excited about this," Gordon said. "We’re fast and there are no two ways about that. We ran on new tires, old tires – still fast. In that respect it’s fantastic. And there probably weren’t a lot of people outside our team expecting that. But you know what? That’s fine. I just don’t want to get too excited about this until we back it up with a good qualifying run.”

"Larry (McClure) and the guys really did their homework coming into this race. We weren’t the fastest car at the Daytona test and I think that made them mad. They went back and figured it out. These guys know how to make beans."

"And for me," Robby laughed. "Well, I guess I remembered how to drive this place! I’m kidding – this place is really all car right now. So the Kodak guys deserve a lot of credit. I just put my foot through the floor and turn the wheel a few degrees."



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