Robby Gordon Motorsports Partners with Toyota for 2009
Charlotte, N.C. (December 15, 2008) -- Robby Gordon Motorsports announced today that they will partner with Toyota beginning in the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season for the No. 7, which is guaranteed a spot in the season opener Daytona 500.
"We are excited to be partnering with Toyota in NASCAR in 2009. After watching their progress last season, we decided that a switch to Toyota was the right package for our team," commented Robby Gordon, owner of Robby Gordon Motorsports. "We are confident that fielding a Toyota Camry will add to the success of our organization and the competitiveness of our performance on the race track."
"I've known Robby as a driver, team owner and fierce competitor since 1990," said Lee White, President of TRD, U.S.A. "We've raced together in Off-Road, IMSA, SCCA and Indy Car and have shared many memorable challenges and victories. It will be exciting to see how the association between Robby, his team, Toyota and TRD will develop in 2009. I promise you that it will not be boring to watch."
Toyota's first involvement with Robby Gordon dates back to 1989 when he became the youngest grand national sport truck driver to win a championship in a TRD-powered Toyota truck. Gordon and TRD hope to continue this successful pattern in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.