Gordon Returns To The Busch Series After Rain Spoils The "Double" Huntersville, NC (June 1, 2004) - After an incredibly busy month of May competing in five NASCAR Cup races, three Busch Series races, and the Indianapolis 500, Robby Gordon...
Gordon Returns To The Busch Series After Rain Spoils The "Double"
Huntersville, NC (June 1, 2004) - After an incredibly busy month of May competing in five NASCAR Cup races, three Busch Series races, and the Indianapolis 500, Robby Gordon will get to do something very unusual this weekend at Dover International Speedway: stay in one spot.
After a two race break from the NASCAR Busch Series, and a long weekend of rain influenced "Double Duty" racing, Robby Gordon and the Fruit of the Loom Racing Team will return to the NASCAR Busch Series to compete at Dover International Speedway this weekend for the MBNA America 200. Gordon enters Saturday's race 11th in the Busch Series points and could easily break back into the top-10 with a strong run Saturday afternoon. Gordon said that he is ready to get back to the business of competing in the NASCAR Busch Series.
"We said before that this deal was more of a have fun, win races when you can kind of thing," Gordon said. "I think we got a little caught up in the chase for the NASCAR Busch Series championship early in the season because we were doing so well right out of the box. Now that May is over, I am ready to get back behind the wheel of the Fruit of the Loom Busch car and hopefully get to Victory Lane. I am very proud of all the guys on the team and I think that they also feel that a win is long overdue. Maybe we will get our first win at Dover."
Gordon's bid to complete both the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 was washed away due to a lengthy rain delay at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Starting 18th, Gordon was behind the wheel of his Meijer/Coca-Cola Indy car at the beginning of Sunday's 88th Indianapolis 500 and looked to be well on his way to another competitive race at the Brickyard. However, the race was red flagged after 27 laps due to rain that had plagued the area all morning. Unable to finish the Indianapolis 500, Gordon turned the car over to fellow driver and friend Jaques Lazier who had to leave the track after 88 laps due to a broken right halfshaft.
Departing Indianapolis shortly after 2:00 p.m. Central time, Gordon headed to Concord, North Carolina on a Citation X jet, for the Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Despite starting from the rear of the field, Gordon managed to score a solid 20th place finish which was enough to keep his 19th spot in the NASCAR Cup Series point standings.
- Having competed five times at Dover International Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series, Gordon has accumulated two top-10 and four top-25 finishes.
- This will be Gordon's first time at Dover International Speedway behind the wheel of a NASCAR Busch Series car.
- As a result of his two week absence from the NASCAR Busch Series, Gordon sits 11th in the point standings, 477 behind leader Kyle Busch.