Sonoma, CA (June 22, 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 24th, beginning at 12:00 p.m. PDT. On Friday, June 22nd, SPEED Channel will broadcast qualifying from Sonoma Raceway beginning at 3.40 p.m. PDT. For news and updates, please visitSPEEDENERGY.COM, PLANETROBBY.COM or follow SPEED Energy on Facebook and Twitter.
Gordon owns three NASCAR Sprint Cup victories:
· Loudon on Nov. 23, 2001
· Sonoma on June 22, 2003
· Watkins Glen on Aug. 10 2003
Gordon owns one NASCAR Nationwide Series victory:
· Richmond on Sept. 10 2004
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About Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Trucks
Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Trucks series will begin in 2013. Series will consist of 10-stadium truck racing events that will bring entertainment and the excitement of off-road racing to the masses. Series offers UTV/Side-By-Side, BIGFOOT® and Super Truck racing to fans of all ages. Series President Robby Gordon will bring off-road racing back to the glamorous glory days it once enjoyed. www.stadiumsupertrucks.com
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