Gordon's helmet auction update

Robby Gordon Helmet Charity: Auction Off to Unbelievable Start Huntersville, N.C. -- After the first seven hours of the eBay auction featuring the helmet NASCAR driver Robby Gordon slammed into the side of competitor Michael Waltrip's car...

Robby Gordon Helmet Charity: Auction Off to Unbelievable Start

Huntersville, N.C. -- After the first seven hours of the eBay auction featuring the helmet NASCAR driver Robby Gordon slammed into the side of competitor Michael Waltrip's car Sunday at New Hampshire International Speedway, the bidding has topped the $100,000 mark.

"The generosity of people always amazes me," Gordon said. "I'm completely blown away that we have raised this much money this quickly for the Harrah's Katrina Relief Fund".

"What we do in a race car is nothing more than entertainment and we all need to keep that in perspective. What matters is being in a position to help others. I'm over what happened Sunday and we're all having a lot of fun with the auction. It's a great feeling to be able to help."

Making some good from a tough situation, Robby Gordon on Tuesday pledged to further assist the Harrah's Employee Relief Fund, which was established following Hurricane Katrina's devastation of Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana, by auctioning off his race helmet used in Sunday's event at New Hampshire International Speedway.

Following Hurricane Katrina, Gordon made an initial contribution of $20,000 to the Fund, and will raise additional monies through a $7 a lap pledge for the remainder of the season, and will also contribute 10 percent from the sale of Harrah's racing merchandise and collectibles at the team's web site -- robbygordon.com -- and at its track-side souvenir trailer.

The helmet will be auctioned off on eBay with bids now being accepted. The auction will last for one week, and the helmet going to the highest bidder on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. (EDT).

A direct link to the auction is available at www.robbygordon.com

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Series Charity , NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Robby Gordon