Saturday, July 08, 2006

Robby and the 7

Old school fans of NASCAR do not let Robby Gordon's efforts go unnoticed. His efforts harken back to 1992, which is probably intentional on his part. There's no way it's a coincidence that the only competetive owner/driver in NASCAR Nextel Cup racing chose to drive the number 7. The question is, can Robby Gordon even come close to emulating the success of Alan Kulwicki, who's efforts, while admirable, are generally considered to be the last realistic attempt by an owner/driver to compete for the top tier. While there were multi car teams, they weren't the absolute necessity they seem to be today.

Still, if Robby manages to win with the number seven (especially on an oval) it would be something special. He better do a "Polish Victory lap" if he ever pulls it off.

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