Weekend Off? Not For Robby Gordon Huntersville, NC (May 4, 2004) -- What would make Robby Gordon trade a relaxing weekend on Lake Norman for the wheel-to-wheel action of the Charter 250 NASCAR Busch Series race at Gateway International ...
Weekend Off? Not For Robby Gordon
Huntersville, NC (May 4, 2004) -- What would make Robby Gordon trade a relaxing weekend on Lake Norman for the wheel-to-wheel action of the Charter 250 NASCAR Busch Series race at Gateway International Raceway?
The possibility of winning the NASCAR Busch Series title.
"We have said since the beginning that as long as we are in reach of the championship, we would continue to race," Gordon said. We had a little bit of trouble in California but we gambled with a pit stop, it paid off and we are still fifth in the point race. I am pleasantly surprised with how well the Fruit of the Loom Racing Team has done so far this season. We keep getting great engines from Richard Childress Racing and the crew has worked really hard to get where we are right now. I am looking forward to this weekend, and hopefully we will come away with our first win."
May will certainly be Gordon's busiest month of the NASCAR season as he plans to race full time in both the NASCAR Cup Series and Busch Series. Gordon will also compete in the "Double" where he will race both the Coca Cola 600 and the Indianapolis 500 on May 30th. This will be the third consecutive year that Gordon has participated in the "Double". If all goes according to plan, Gordon will also add a third race to the "Double" competing in the Carquest Auto Parts 300 NASCAR Busch Series race during the same weekend.
The Charter 250 at Gateway International Raceway will be the second time this season that many NASCAR Cup Series drivers will get a weekend off. Most of the Cup Series drivers will be enjoying their off-time as the event will be the second stand alone race this season for the NASCAR Busch Series.
- After a respectable 12th place finish at California Speedway, Gordon extended his stay in his home state to give a kids tour of the Robby Gordon Off-Road shop in Anaheim. Gordon will also test his Red Bull Baja truck this week in California and return to North Carolina on Wednesday.
- In addition to owning the Fruit of the Loom NASCAR Busch Series Racing Team, Gordon also owns the No. 70 Meijer/Coca Cola Dallara-Chevrolet that he will race in the Indianapolis 500.
- During May, Gordon plans to compete in four NASCAR Cup Series races, five NASCAR Busch Series races, as well as the Indianapolis 500.