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Gordon's car questioned


Robby Gordon's third place finish in the Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe's Motor Speedway is under question after scrutineers retained his car for further investigations after the race was called 173 laps short of its anticipated 400 target.

Gordon's best result for many years may not be under threat due to NASCAR's policy of fining and suspending guilty parties rather than disqualifying cars, but questions were raised during post-race inspection when officials thought there might be an issue with the rear axle housing of the #7 Toyota.

NASCAR is taking the housing to its research and development centre in Concord, North Carolina., for further examination. If any penalties are forthcoming they will be announced later this week.

Gordon's third place was as unexpected as David Reutimann's maiden Cup Series win, but resulted from a similar tactical decision by his crew, keeping the veteran out on track while many of his rivals opted to pit for fuel and tyres under caution on lap 222.

by Reid Spencer
Sporting News NASCAR Wire Service


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bgates - Unregistered

May 27, 2009 5:12 AM

what does nascar have against robby gordan. he stays out so because he finishes good they something is wrong. robby gordan is about as good of a driver as anyone, he'll race anything. nascar is always trying to find something wrong with him. give me a break

Dale E - Unregistered

May 27, 2009 1:26 AM

Only last week, after the Carl Long fiasco, I asked how long it would be before NASCAR would find something wrong with Robbie. It appears that a small independent is not welcome in NASCAR. After Chad was caught twice by the inspectors his penalty has never been what has been imposed on the little guy. I am so sick of France, Helton and Hunter and the other idiots ruining NASCAR that I quit attending and now. am watching fewer and fewer on tv. When are they going to force a change at the top and rid us of such decisions that has come in the last couple of years?



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