BUSCH: Fontana: Robby Gordon preview

Robby Gordon Brings Fruit Of The Loom To His House Huntersville, NC (April 28, 2004) -- The Fruit of the Loom Racing Team will have the chance to see where its owner/driver spent his childhood this weekend when they travel to Los Angeles for the...

Robby Gordon Brings Fruit Of The Loom To His House

Huntersville, NC (April 28, 2004) -- The Fruit of the Loom Racing Team will have the chance to see where its owner/driver spent his childhood this weekend when they travel to Los Angeles for the Stater Bros 300 in Fontana Calif. on Saturday

Born in Cerritos, Calif., Gordon moved to Orange County when he was in the third grade. In a rural area of the county, Gordon was able to hone his motorcycle skills on the many hills that the horse country provided which would eventually stem his motorcycle racing career. Living in an area that still has so much support for the racing industry, it is easy to see how Gordon has become one of racing's most dynamic drivers.

"California was a good place to grow up especially with the industry around racing," Gordon said. "California produces so many parts and pieces for race cars that it would actually surprise you. Simpson is in California and there is still a lot that comes from the area that we continue to use in racing. I still consider Orange County my home town, but unfortunately, I am not able to get back there as often as I would like to."

"I look forward to going to Fontana with both the Cingular Wireless Cup car and the Fruit of the Loom Busch car even though I haven't performed very well there in the past," Gordon said. We tested with Richard Childress Racing in Michigan which is the track that Fontana is modeled after, so I am looking forward to practicing, qualifying, and racing there. I will have a lot of friends and family there for the race so I am looking forward to it."

Gordon and The Fruit of the Loom Racing Team head into the weekend fifth in the NASCAR Busch Series point race. The team his already piled up three top-five and five top-10 finishes in its inaugural season.

"I have been fortunate enough to win races in every series that I have competed in except for the NASCAR Busch Series," Gordon said. "We haven't won yet this year with the Fruit of the Loom Busch team but I have a saying that if you put yourself in front of that door enough times it will eventually open up and we will find ourselves in Victory Lane. Hopefully, we will find ourselves stepping through that door in California."

PIT NOTES

- Gordon also owns Robby Gordon Off-Road, an off-road specialty warehouse store in Anaheim California. Robby Gordon Off-Road specializes in the installation of aftermarket lift kits, exhaust systems and wheels. The shop also has a complete fabrication and machine shop that can custom create virtually any off-road project.

- Next month Gordon will again complete the Double Duty, racing in both the Indy 500 as well as the Coca Cola 600 at the Lowe's Motor Speedway.

- Gordon is fifth in the NASCAR Busch Series point race, 62 behind leader Michael Waltrip.

-rcr/rgr-

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Series NASCAR Cup , NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Michael Waltrip , Robby Gordon
Teams Richard Childress Racing