Charlotte, NC (June 15, 2012) – Robby Gordon returns to NASCAR Sprint Cup competition this weekend at Sonoma Raceway in the No. 7 MAPEI / SPEED Energy Dodge Charger. Gordon has been busy during his break from stock car racing; he has competed in several off-road races and posted wins at The Mint 400, The Parker 425 and The Silver State 300. Also, most recently announced the return of stadium truck racing – Robby Gordon’s Stadium SUPER trucks - resurrecting what was once Mickey Thompson’s vision.
Last time Gordon and his team were on a road course was the NASCAR Nationwide Series in Montreal, where they lead several laps in the No. 77 MAPEI / SPEED Energy Dodge Charger. They are excited to get back to road course racing and have been busy preparing a car that they hope will have what it takes to win at Sonoma Raceway, a track where Gordon is not a stranger to victory lane.
Winner of the 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at the Sonoma, Gordon will be making his 15th start at the 1.99 mile road course. He has also recorded three top 5 and four top 10 finishes.
“Even though I have been out of the NASCAR scene for about three months, we have been extremely busy with off-road racing and the introduction of SST. We tested the No. 7 MAPEI / SPEED Energy car last week in South Carolina and look forward to competing with the regular NSCS group this weekend. Sonoma is a fun race track, and we have had great results there so I am looking forward to putting on a good show for our fans,” says Gordon.
Riding along with Gordon on the No. 7 Dodge Charger will be long time sponsor MAPEI. “MAPEI has been a great partner and supporter of our racing programs since 2006. I’m excited to have them back with us this weekend; we’ve got a lot of fun things planned for their employees and customers during the course of the weekend.”
Appearances – Robby will be signing autographs at the Robby Gordon Motorsports / SPEED Energy merchandise trailer on Sunday, June 24th from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Race Coverage – NASCAR fans can watch the Save Mart 350 live on TNT on Sunday afternoon, June 25th, beginning at 12:00 p.m. PDT. On Friday, June 24th, SPEED Channel will broadcast qualifying from Sonoma Raceway beginning at 3.40 p.m. PDT. For news and updates, please visit SPEEDENERGY.COM, PLANETROBBY.COM or follow SPEED Energy on Facebook and Twitter.
I wont be there, but have fun!
Pretty sure this came right from RGM... so I would hope they would give Robby some respect!
this is the official RGM pre race report
as opposed to the unofficial Slider's pre race report
Where the heck is that, by the way? You've had months off to get it going. Slacker...
wow...tough room....alright, I've been shamed into it...stay tuned.
Hopefully no bugs in the car and make em' say "gotta sit on a hot stove and sweat ice water" haha, that was a hot one by the #1 closet fan..DW. Just incase..put a good bumper on that thing, hopefully they'll forget by the Glenn lol
this may have been answered in another forum but I'll ask anyway--- What is the plan for Robby for Watkins Glen and Montreal this season? Anyone heard anything?