Sonoma: Robby Gordon preview

Charlotte, NC (June 16, 2010) -- The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will turn right for the first time of the 2010 season this weekend at Infineon Raceway. Gordon, who has long been known as NASCAR's resident road course ace, will return to his home ...

Charlotte, NC (June 16, 2010) -- The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will turn right for the first time of the 2010 season this weekend at Infineon Raceway. Gordon, who has long been known as NASCAR's resident road course ace, will return to his home state with the familiar Monster Energy colors on the hood of the No. 7 Toyota Camry. Gordon won the 2003 race at Infineon Raceway and has contended for the win at the 1.99-mile road course on several occasions since that trip to victory lane.

Robby Gordon's SPEED FACTORY -- Robby Gordon's SPEED FACTORY is a reality show that features a behind-the-scenes look at a world-class race shop and its day-to-day operations. Robby Gordon Motorsports is a multi-faceted race shop that houses a variety of elite racing machines that include NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars, SCORE International Off-Road Trophy Trucks, three Dakar HUMMERs, a Short Course Off-Road Truck and the newest edition, the Monster Truck. All of these different varieties of motorsports make up what Gordon likes to call his SPEED FACTORY. SPEED FACTORY is scheduled to air two shows a week giving the fan a perspective of what it takes to be one of the most diversified drivers in the world, one of the few owner/driver combinations in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and most importantly, what it takes to make the SPEED FACTORY work. Visit www.speedfactory.tv to watch the latest episode.

Robby's Remarks -- "I love racing at Infineon Raceway," said Gordon. "The road course stops are clearly some of my favorite on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit, but the race at Infineon is especially important to me. I grew up in California and I still have a lot of family and friends near the Sonoma area, so it's a lot of fun to go there and catch up with everyone and have them all watch me race. We've come very close to winning this race in the years since my first trip to victory lane at Infineon [Raceway] and I know that we're capable of putting it together this year. We just need to stay focused on our goal, make the right strategy calls, and hopefully find a little good luck."

Expertise at Infineon -- Since 1997, Robby Gordon has made 12 starts at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. The driver of the No. 7 Monster Energy Toyota Camry has led more than 150 circuits around the 1.99-mile course and won the 2003 event en route to sweeping both road course events. In 2007, it looked as if Gordon was on his way back to victory lane, but after starting from the front row and leading 48 laps Gordon ran out of fuel and finished in the 16th position.

Appearances -- Fans at home can watch a special guest appearance by Robby Gordon on SPEED's Trackside Live! on Friday night, June 18th. The show will be broadcast live from the SPEED Stage beginning at 5:55 p.m. PST / 8:55 p.m. EST. Just hours before the green flag is scheduled to fall at Infineon Raceway, Robby Gordon will meet his fans at his souvenir hauler beginning at 8:00 a.m. PST on Sunday, June 20th. The driver of the No. 7 Monster Energy Toyota Camry will sign autographs, answer questions and take pictures with fans.

Race Coverage -- Fans can watch Robby Gordon and the No. 7 Monster Energy Toyota team take on the 10-turn road course at Infineon Raceway on Sunday, June 20th. The 110-lap race will be televised live on TNT beginning at 3:00 p.m. EST, with radio coverage from PRN and SIRIUS Satellite Radio starting at 2:00 p.m. EST. The SPEED Channel will cover qualifying from the Northern California road course beginning at 6:30 p.m. EST on Friday, June 18.

-source: robby gordon motorsports

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Robby Gordon
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