Homestead: Robby Gordon preview

Charlotte, NC (November 18, 2009) -- The final race weekend of the 2009 season will also mark one of the busiest weekends of the year for Robby Gordon. Before going to Homestead-Miami Speedway to compete in the 400-mile race on Sunday afternoon,...

Charlotte, NC (November 18, 2009) -- The final race weekend of the 2009 season will also mark one of the busiest weekends of the year for Robby Gordon. Before going to Homestead-Miami Speedway to compete in the 400-mile race on Sunday afternoon, Gordon will travel to the Baja Peninsula to compete in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, November 19-22. The Baja 1000 will mark the fifth and final event in the Tecate SCORE International Off-Road Series 2009 Championship, which Gordon is currently leading.

Robby's Remarks -- "It's going to be a very physical and exhausting weekend for me," said Gordon. "The Baja 1000 is not an easy event, but I'm confident that my guys prepared an extremely competitive trophy truck for me. Hopefully we'll be able to complete that race with a strong finish and secure the championship. As soon as we're done there, we'll be headed back to Miami for the Sprint Cup Series finale. I'm very excited to have Matt Crafton work with the MAPEI / Menard's team to help practice and qualify our Camry. Matt's a great driver, and I'm sure that he'll do a great job preparing the car. Hopefully we'll be able to get a strong finish this week in our Cup program as well. A good finish at Homestead would be a great way to build motivation and excitement for the 2010 season at the RGM shop."

History at Homestead -- Throughout his Sprint Cup Series career, Robby Gordon has recorded seven starts at the 1.5-mile oval in Homestead, Fla. The driver of the No. 7 MAPEI/Menards Camry has a record best start and finish of 14th, and has completed 95% of the laps run at Homestead-Miami Speedway throughout his career.

-credit: rgm

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Robby Gordon , Matt Crafton