GASOLINE ALLEYNickname for the garage area at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
GAVE UPDrivers use this to describe a mechanical part that fails.
GEARBOXThe transmission attached to the rear of the engine. Champ Cars have "sequential" shift patterns, which is more like a motorcycle gear change than the traditional "H" pattern on most street cars.
GOES UP THROUGH THE GEARSRefers to a driver upshifting from the lowest to the highest gear.
GONG SHOWNickname given the driver talent search used by Roush Racing for its NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series teams. Young, aspiring NASCAR drivers are selected by Roush Racing personnel to audition in front of a panel consisting of Roush Racing NCTS experts. Elements of the audition process include a practice session where the driver assesses the chassis and makes requests to ultimately achieve the quickest and most consistent lap times. After the practice session, a 20-lap hot session takes place and the driver that shows the most improvement and knowledge not only behind the wheel, but also with adjusting setups, will be considered for the next open seat within the program.
Past winners include Kurt Busch and Greg Biffle.