• Feb 4, 2008

Robby Gordon is regarded as one of the most versatile drivers in NASCAR. After racing in Champ Cars, IndyCars, Trans-Am, IMSA, IROC and the Dakar Rally, Robby (no relation to Jeff Gordon) moved to NASCAR, competing in the Craftsman Truck series and then the Busch series before moving up to the premier Sprint Cup, where he runs his own single-car team. He's won three cup races and is ranked as the most successful owner/driver on the grid.

Now, after having run Chevy engines from Dale Earnhardt, Inc. and Ford engines last season, Gordon has announced his switch to Dodge for 2008. The deal, considered a coup for Dodge, was struck with Gillett Evernham Motorsports, which also fields cars for Kasey Kahne, Elliot Sadler and open-wheel defector Patrick Carpentier. We hope the Dodge engines meet Gordon's approval, or Toyota may be getting a call soon.

[Source: Autosport, Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      He also needs to switch to Lean Jimmy Deans, not regulars.
      • 6 Years Ago
      No offense or anything but who the **ck cares who Robby Gordon finishes 25th for?
      • 6 Years Ago
      No wonder he left Ford since Ford sucks with COT (and this comes from Ford guy).

      2008 will be a sad year for Ford. Only 3 teams left ...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I read on Nascar that he was getting better financial help from Dodge than Ford; but Ford was going to help him even more this year than last year if he continued. The Ford guys don't seem too upset that he switched; Robby is a one man team...If anyone saw the Busch race in Canada he was saying he was in 1st even though Nascar ruled he wasn't.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Huh? What did Ricky Bobby do?
      • 6 Years Ago
      He's switching to Dodge? Is that as simple as peeling off the graphics and sticking on new ones?
      • 6 Years Ago
      The programs are different. Support from Dodge might be better too. ($$$)
      • 6 Years Ago
      howard @ Feb 5th 2008 1:20AM
      " Jeff Gordon is only as good a driver as the other drivers let him be! When he was coming up in the sport the older drivers saw somethijg that isn't there any longer; TRUE SPORTSMAN SHIP! He lost that about 5 years ago! Now he just puts on the face of a True Sportsman but it's all make believe!"

      Uh, Howard, this is about Robby Gordon, not Jeff Gordon. They are not even related. You can go back to watching the Dukes of Hazzard.

      • 6 Years Ago
      I like it that Noah wrote that Gordon is switching to Dodge "engines" instead of saying he is switching to a Dodge car.
      I would like to see more writers and broadcasters stop calling these NASCAR race cars by the stick on model names they wear.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I drove in NASCAR years and years ago and till this year have been a dyed in the woll fan! but, when i see how they bend the rules for one and penelizes another for almost the same infraction I decided to go to URL and the other open wheel races! I've seen violations on the track during a race that should have brought out the BLACK FLAG but because it was a pet they turn a deaf ear! Jeff Gordon is only as good a driver as the other drivers let him be! When he was coming up in the sport the older drivers saw somethijg that isn't there any longer; TRUE SPORTSMAN SHIP! He lost that about 5 years ago! Now he just puts on the face of a True Sportsman but it's all make believe!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Robby is surely reguarded as one of the most versitle drivers in reguards to series....no doubt; but he is also highly reguarded as the biggest hot head, and most inconsistent driver in NASCAR. He needs to grow up, and stop causing accidents because he think's he got screwed.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, support from a team whose factory may be in Chapter 11 very soon... Very sad.
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