Gordon Hopes to Race Tracy Again

Robby Gordon is relishing the chance to race against former Champ Car rival Paul Tracy, should the 2003 Champ Car title-winner get the green light to race at GFS Marketplace 400 at Michigan later this month

Gordon Hopes to Race Tracy Again

Tracy and Gordon competed in the Champ Car World Series regularly between 1992 and 1999, before Gordon left to peruse his stock car racing career. Tracy himself is set to make his NASCAR race debut following a successful test at the superspeedway this week.

"I think it's cool that he could be driving," said Gordon, who now runs his own team in the Nextel Cup series. "He's driving for a team that I drove for, for the last three and a half years. Richard Childress obviously is not afraid to give an open-wheeler an opportunity. He gave me one when I won the first race back in 2001.

"I think Paul got a great situation. He has Kevin Harvick to bounce ideas off of. He has a team. I think he's got a great opportunity. I'm a fan of Paul Tracy, as well. The guy can drive the wheels off a race-car. It will be interesting to see how he does at Michigan when we show up next week.

"Paul and me have had some great battles over the years. It's going to be fun to get his opinions of stock cars. They're not IndyCars. They don't do things like IndyCars do. That's part of the fun about a stock car because they're not as technical of race cars and they're not fighter planes.

"An IndyCar, you give it two turns the front wing, stock car you don't have the ability to give it two turns the front wing, because it's the whole body built into it. You have to find other ways to adjust the balance of the race car."

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