BUSCH: JR Motorsports names Robby Gordon for two races

ROBBY GORDON TO DRIVE NO. 88 NAVY CHEVROLET AT MICHIGAN AND CALIFORNIA MOORESVILLE, N.C. (August 14, 2006) -- JR Motorsports announced today that Robby Gordon will take the helm of the No. 88 Navy Accelerate Your Life Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS...

ROBBY GORDON TO DRIVE NO. 88 NAVY CHEVROLET AT MICHIGAN AND CALIFORNIA

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (August 14, 2006) -- JR Motorsports announced today that Robby Gordon will take the helm of the No. 88 Navy Accelerate Your Life Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS for the NASCAR Busch Series events at Michigan International Speedway and California Speedway.

"We're looking to improve our performance in the Busch Series, so we've been making changes to get to where we need to be," said team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. "Martin (Truex Jr.) was a big help last week and we're going to continue our due diligence with Robby Gordon this weekend in Michigan. He brings a ton of experience and will be able to relay some good feedback on our cars. Robby's got more on his resume than any driver in the series, he's raced in everything from the Indianapolis 500 to the Baja 1000, and I appreciate the fact that he's willing to help JR Motorsports out."

Gordon has one previous Busch Series start at each track and finished 12th in both races.

"The U.S. Navy is very proud to be associated with JR Motorsports. Martin really hung in there last week and acted as a sailor to get the job done," said Senior Chief Jeff Priest, the Navy's Motorsports Program Manager. "We are also looking forward to Robby's performance this week and continue to support Dale Jr. and the team as we continue this season and next. It is an exciting time for the Navy and JR Motorsports."

-credit: jrm

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Robby Gordon
Teams JR Motorsports