The altercation with Joey Logano is not the first time at the rodeo with the Home Depot team for Robby Gordon.
This week Robby Gordon has landed himself back in the NASCAR spotlight with an on-track altercation with Joey Logano.Â It seems that Robby has gotten a reputation as being a â€œfield fillerâ€ or an â€œalso ranâ€.Â What fans need to know is that Robby is so much more than the â€œother Gordon (no relation)â€.Â This man has the type of grit and determination reminiscent of the founders of this sport.Â Robby Gordon makes his own way in NASCAR, choosing to stay true to himself over making friends or playing the game.
Robby Gordon started his career at the age of eight racing motorbikes.Â Â Â When he turned 16, he got behind the wheel of a race car and spent his time racing off-road events.Â Â With 6 off-road championships to his credit, he wanted to branch out into sports cars.Â It was there that he caught the attention of A.J. Foyt, and by 1993, he was racing the CART series.Â Gordon had two wins and two 5th place championship seasons with CART before making the move to NASCAR Sprint Cup full time in 2002. In 1999, Robby almost won the Indianapolis 500, when his chance of winning a fuel-mileage race sputtered to an end just one lap before the checkers.
Robby Gordon drove for Richard Childress from 2002 until Robby started his own team in 2005.Â Robby has 3 wins in NASCARâ€™s highest division, with 39 top tens, and one pole.Â Robby is a master of road courses, sharing the honor of winning both road course events in the same season with Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, and Kyle Busch.Â He also has the honor of being one of three drivers to try the â€œDoubleâ€, racing both the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 in the same day.Â Â Robby has had a hard road since he became an owner/driver.Â With limited sponsorship and the pressures of both jobs, his best season finish since that move to owner/driver is 26th.
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