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Robby Gordon
Robert W. Robbie Gordon photo D Ramey Logan.jpg
Gordon in November 2004
Nationality  United States
Born (1969-01-02) January 2, 1969 (age 48)
Los Angeles, California
Related to Huntley Gordon (great-grandfather)
Bob Gordon (father)
Beccy Gordon (sister)
Robyn Gordon (sister)
Ryan Hunter-Reay (brother in-law)
Speed Energy Formula Off-Road career
Debut season 2013
Car no. 7
Championships 2
Wins 10
Poles 3
Best finish 1st in 2013, 2014
Finished last season 2nd (2015)
Championship titles
20132014 Speed Energy Formula Off-Road
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
396 races run over 20 years
2012 position 52nd
Best finish 16th (2003)
First race 1991 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Last race 2013 Toyota/Save Mart 350 (Sonoma)
First win 2001 New Hampshire 300 (New Hampshire)
Last win 2003 Sirius at the Glen (Watkins Glen)
Wins Top tens Poles
3 39 1
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
54 races run over 9 years
2011 position 129th
Best finish 21st (2004)
First race 2001 GNC Live Well 250 (Watkins Glen)
Last race 2011 NAPA Auto Parts 200 (Montreal)
First win 2004 Emerson Radio 250 (Richmond)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 18 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
4 races run over 3 years
2008 position 71st
Best finish 68th (1996)
First race 1996 Lowe's 250 (North Wilkesboro)
Last race 2004 O'Reilly 200 (Bristol)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 2 0
IndyCar Series career
8 races run over 7 years
Best finish 29th (2000)
First race 1996 Las Vegas 500K (Las Vegas)
Last race 2004 Indianapolis 500 (Indy)
Wins Podiums Poles
0 0 0
Champ Car career
153 races run over 10 years
Years active 1989–1999
Best finish 5th (1994, 1995)
First race 1989 ITT Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit (Belle Isle)
Last race 1999 Marlboro 500 (California)
First win 1991 Slick 50 200 (Phoenix)
Last win 1995 ITT Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit (Belle Isle)
Wins Podiums Poles
2 9 4
Last updated on: June 28, 2013.

Robert W. "Robby" Gordon (born January 2, 1969) is an American racecar driver. He has raced in NASCAR, CART, IndyCar, Trans-Am, IMSA, IROC and Dakar Rally. He currently competes in the Speed Energy Formula Off-Road series, a series that he had created in 2013.

Off-road racing[edit]

Gordon, the son of off-road racer "Baja Bob" Gordon, started out competing in off road racing. He won 5 consecutive SCORE International off-road class championships from 1986–1990, a sixth championship in 1996, and a seventh championship in 2009. Gordon also won two championships in the Mickey Thompson stadium series, three Baja 500 in 1989, 1990, and 2005, and three Baja 1000 in 1987, 1989, and 2006.

Gordon has continued off-road racing throughout his career in Champ Car and NASCAR. In 2005 Gordon took part in the famous 16-day Dakar Rally, driving for the Red Bull sponsored Volkswagen team. He became the first American to win a stage in the car division. He won two stages in total and a 12th place division finish. In 2006, Gordon took part in the Dakar Rally in a Hummer H3. Team Dakar USA did well until stage 9, when a damaged radiator caused late arrival at Atar, Mauritania, and subsequent disqualification. Gordon and co-driver Andy McMillin won the trophy truck class in the 2006 Baja 1000, finishing second overall in the race. After that, Gordon competed in his third Dakar Rally in 2007, driving the Monster Energy Hummer H3 for Team Dakar USA. He finished in the 8th position, his best finish in this race. His current trophy truck sponsor is Speed Energy and drove his Monster Energy truck in the 2007 Baja 500 with a second overall finish. Gordon's sisters Beccy Gordon and Robyn Gordon competed in the 2006 Baja 1000 on the all-woman team All-American Girl Racing.

Gordon raced in selected Traxxas TORC Series events, including the 2010 AMSOIL Cup World Championship race at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway.[1] He led the first lap of the race before retiring with mechanical difficulties.

Gordon finished 3rd in the 2009 Dakar Rally in South America, where the event was moved after terrorist threats led the cancellation of the 2008 event. He finished 8th in the 2010 Dakar Rally in South America with his Monster Energy truck. He had been excluded from the 2012 edition after stage 10 for illegal modifications of his engine.

Stadium Super Trucks[edit]

The Stadium Super Truck of Gordon at the 2015 Clipsal 500 Adelaide

In June 2012, Gordon announced that he was founding and owning a stadium truck racing series of his own, titled the Stadium Super Trucks, based on the stadium truck racing concept developed by Mickey Thompson. The series ran its first season in 2013.[2]

A lot of drivers affiliated with Gordon's closed Cup Series NASCAR team such as P. J. Jones for example,[3][4] followed Gordon to race in the Super Trucks. Gordon himself would be an owner-driver.

Gordon won the inaugural Stadium Super Truck championship in 2013, by seven points following a year-long battle with former Mickey Thompson Off-Road teammate Rob MacCachren.[5]

Gordon's series was renamed to Speed Energy Formula Off-Road in 2014. He won a second championship that year with six wins and a 75-point advantage over Sheldon Creed.[6]

Since 2015, the series started expansion overseas, hosting a race in Australia at the Adelaide 500.[7] Later in the year, Gordon also participated in the Goodwood Festival of Speed in Britain.[8]

In June 2017, the night following a Formula Off-Road race at Hidden Valley Raceway in Australia's Darwin, Northern Territory, Gordon took a truck to a local nightclub and began to perform donuts. A day later, he was summoned to court for violating the city's anti-hooning laws and was fined $4,150 after pleading guilty on four traffic charges. Gordon defended his action, stating he had asked security guards if it was allowed, to which they agreed.[9] The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) subsequently revoked Gordon's competition visa for future events, indefinitely prohibiting him from racing in Australia and casting the future of Formula Off-Road in Australia in doubt.[10]

IMSA[edit]

In 1990, Gordon began racing sports cars. He won races in both Trans-Am and IMSA Camel GT, where he had four consecutive class wins in the 24 Hours of Daytona from 1990–1994, and three consecutive 12 Hours of Sebring class wins.

Open-wheel racing[edit]

Gordon’s first start in the CART IndyCar series came in 1992. His first full season and Indy 500 start would come in 1993. He raced for Derrick Walker from 1994–96. With Walker, he captured his first career pole in 1994 (Toronto), and both his CART career wins in 1995 (Phoenix and Detroit). For 1999, Gordon fielded his own team in the series with little success as the Toyota power the team used was still sub-par in performance.

Gordon raced 10 times in the Indy 500 from 1993 to 2004 fielding his own team in 1999, 2000 and 2004. He, along with John Andretti, Tony Stewart, and Kurt Busch are the only four drivers to race in the Coca-Cola 600 and Indy 500 in the same day. In 1999, Gordon came within one lap of winning the Indianapolis 500. He inherited the lead by virtue of not stopping for a final pit stop and tried to conserve enough fuel to last until the end of the race. His fuel ran out coming out of turn 3 on second last lap and he had to give up the lead to Sweden's Kenny Bräck.

During his time in open-wheel, Gordon earned a reputation as a tough and sometimes overly aggressive racer. According to Gordon, his decision to leave open wheel was based largely on safety concerns.[11]

Stock cars[edit]

Gordon made his debut in stock car racing in November 1990 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, driving for Junie Donlavey in the Automobile Racing Club of America season finale; he finished 21st, but turned heads by winning the pole for the event.[12]

NASCAR[edit]

Sprint Cup Series[edit]

Gordon signing autographs at his souvenir trailer, a very common sight during most NASCAR weekends
2004 racecar

Gordon's Winston Cup debut came in 1991, driving two races, including the Daytona 500 for Junie Donlavey in the No. 90 Ford. In 1993, Gordon drove the No. 28 Texaco-sponsored Ford for Robert Yates Racing at Talladega in the team's first race after the death of driver Davey Allison. In 1994 Gordon drove in one race for Michael Kranefuss starting and finishing 38th at Michigan. In 1996, Gordon raced at Charlotte in what was one of the first starts ever for Dale Earnhardt, Inc.. He also raced at Rockingham and Phoenix for Felix Sabates. Gordon's first full-time ride came in 1997 with Felix Sabates' Team SABCO. Gordon raced in 22 starts with SABCO, and captured the pole at Atlanta. He also finished fourth at Watkins Glen, his only Top 10 finish of the year. He returned to NASCAR full-time in 2000, attempting to run his own team. Again, the results were disappointing; he failed to qualify for several races and finished with only two Top 10's in 17 starts.

Gordon started the 2001 season driving for Morgan-McClure Motorsports in the No. 4 Kodak-sponsored Chevrolet, but was replaced by Kevin Lepage after only five races. Gordon returned to racing in a one-off agreement with Ultra Motorsports, where he replaced the team's regular driver Mike Wallace in the No. 7 NationsRent-sponsored Ford for the June race at Sears Point. Gordon was leading that race near the end, but was passed by Tony Stewart, when Gordon repeatedly fought to hold off a lapped Kevin Harvick, which gave Stewart the chance to overtake Gordon and win the race.

Later in the same season, he joined Richard Childress Racing as a replacement for an injured Mike Skinner. In the rescheduled season finale at New Hampshire, Gordon was engaged in a closing-laps battle with eventual champion Jeff Gordon (no relation). With 16 laps to go, leader Jeff Gordon (who ended up leading 257 of the 300 laps) was stuck behind the 12th place No. 77 car of Robert Pressley trying to stay on the lead lap, with Robby right on his tail. In the middle of turns three and four, Robby gave a bump to Jeff while he had slowed down to try and pass the lapped car of Mike Wallace, sending him into Wallace's No. 12 car and inflicting damage on the 24 car. Jeff was black flagged while attempting to retaliate under caution, and Robby went on to earn a controversial first career victory.[13] The race, which had originally been scheduled for September, was postponed after the September 11 attacks, and after the event Gordon announced he would donate all his winnings to the victims of the 9/11 attacks.

Gordon continued to race for Richard Childress Racing in 2002. He crashed in the Daytona 500 and had a string of poor finishes in the spring. He performed well at Sonoma and led the most laps at Watkins Glen with 21 and finished third. He had a Top 10 running at the Bank of America 500 but crashed in a 10-car-pileup which also collected his teammates, Jeff Green, and Kevin Harvick. 2002 was a bad year for him in performance and he finished in 20th in the championship standings.

In 2003, he had his best NASCAR performing year. He finished 6th place in the Daytona 500 and finished 10th in the Aaron's 499. Then he earned his first road course win at Infineon Raceway, after a controversial but legal pass under caution of his then-teammate, Kevin Harvick. Gordon took his third career win later in the year at Watkins Glen. He, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, and Kyle Busch are the only drivers to win both road course events (at Infineon Raceway and Watkins Glen) in one season since the two became part of the current Sprint Cup schedule.

In summer 2004, Gordon hinted desire to leave the No. 31 team for his poor season. Despite Richard Childress asking Gordon to stay on RCR, Gordon announced in late 2004 that he would be operating his own Nextel Cup team Robby Gordon Motorsports. Childress initially refused to let Gordon go but when Roush Fenway Racing fired Jeff Burton, Childress released Gordon and hired Burton to replace Gordon.

For 2005, Gordon moved his Busch Series team up to the Nextel Cup, and was the only owner/driver left. Gordon's primary sponsor was Jim Beam Bourbon; his crew chief was Greg Erwin. Fruit of the Loom was the primary sponsor for nine races in the 2005 season. His friend John Menard had his hardware corporation, Menards also become sponsors, as well as Harrah's. Gordon again struggled as an owner/driver, finishing with only two-top tens in 29 starts and failing to qualify for several races.

Gordon racing at Martinsville in October 2007.

In 2006, Gordon's team used engines from Dale Earnhardt, Inc., and showed slight improvement over the previous year's performance over the first few races. He performed well at Sonoma and Watkins Glen, qualifying and finishing in the top 10 in both races. For the 2007 season, Gordon switched to the Ford Fusion, with engines supplied from Roush-Yates. He had two Top 10's and finished 26th in points.

2008 racecar

On February 1, 2008, Gordon said he would go to Dodge in 2008, marking his 4th change in as many years. He also announced a technical, manufacturing and marketing services agreement with Gillett Evernham Motorsports. After dropping to 33rd in points, Gordon announced he would be running Toyotas in 2009, which would be his 5th change in as many years.[14]

Gordon competed in fewer races in 2010, as Jim Beam did not renew its contract and due to Gordon's poor performance. The team finished 34th in 2009 owner's standings. In January 2010, Gordon formed an alliance with BAM Racing, his sixth change in six years. In 2010, with Ted Musgrave driving, his team failed to qualify at Pocono, the first time since the 2005 race at Texas. He performed well at Sonoma in the Toyota Save Mart 350 and ended up second to Jimmie Johnson, which secured some part-time sponsorship for RGM. A penalty involving another team moved the No. 7 back into the Top 35. Due to a commitment in Argentina, Bobby Labonte drove the No. 7 at Loudon. P. J. Jones and Kevin Conway have also shared the No. 7; Gordon entered a No. 07 car for a number of races.

He secured a sponsorship to compete in the 2012 Daytona 500,[15] but poor performance resulted in Gordon racing only at Phoenix and the road-course race at Sonoma. He failed to qualify for early-season races at Las Vegas and Fontana.[16]

In 2012, Gordon announced a money-sponsorship crisis. Robby Gordon Motorsports was facing bankruptcy in regards to the NASCAR operations because of bad finishes. As a result, he only raced on the road course events in NASCAR for 2012 but when he had poor finishes in those races Gordon's NASCAR career ended in 2013 as he was unable to attract sponsorship for any more NASCAR seasons.[16] The No. 7 was taken by Dave Blaney of Tommy Baldwin Racing.

In 2013, Gordon officially closed RGM's NASCAR headquarters in Charlotte to form the Stadium Super Truck series.

Nationwide Series[edit]

Gordon's first Busch Series experience came in 2001 when he ran 3 races for Richard Childress Racing in the No. 21 Rockwell Automation Chevrolet. His best finish was 5th at Watkins Glen International.

In 2004 Gordon started his own then Busch Series team, Robby Gordon Motorsports, driving in 25 NBS races and earning one win which came at Richmond in his new self-owned No. 55 Chevy. From 2004–2010 drivers that have driven for Robby Gordon Motorsports included PJ Jones, Bobby Labonte, David Gilliland, Kevin Conway, Scott Wimmer, Reed Sorenson and Johnny Sauter.

Gordon in the qualification for the 2010 NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.

He participated in several Busch races in 2006, including a few for Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Nationwide team (JR Motorsports). The most notable highlight of his season was a second-place finish at Watkins Glen on August 12. Driving his own No. 7 Chevy, Gordon went door-to-door with Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 39 car for Penske South Racing, for the final few laps. Gordon gained ground in the chicane, almost catching Busch. The two cars went wildly into the grass and dirt, almost wrecking each other. Gordon was able to save his car, as Busch went down the final straightaway to win the race. While being interviewed in victory lane Busch gave Gordon praise for a great race and said it reminded him of his race with Ricky Craven at Darlington in 2003.

In 2007 Gordon only had a few top tens in the NBS and came near to a win at Montreal before being disqualified by NASCAR for ignoring a penalty. He was further in trouble when he reacted to the penalty by intentionally crashing Marcos Ambrose to retaliate for a previous crash – an action that denied Ambrose (who dominated the race) the win and got Gordon suspended from the Sprint Cup Race at Pocono the next day. A backup driver and one of Gordon's friends, P. J. Jones took over for Gordon upon his suspension. Gordon, to make up for the incident, gave Ambrose a free race for RGM at Watkins Glen International the next weekend to make his first Sprint Cup start but because of rain, Ambrose did not qualify. Gordon, his sponsors and fans have said to this day that he won the 2007 NAPA 200 but nonetheless have accepted the penalty. In 2010, Gordon announced that he made himself a banner and makeshift trophy similar to the NAPA 200 trophy saying he won the 2007 NAPA 200 and when asked by reporters about how he was going to recover in 2010's Montreal race Gordon chuckled and said "You mean since I won? We’ve still got the banner hanging on our wall. We came back for redemption, and we’ll do the best job we can.”[17]

On March 28, 2008, Gordon and the No. 22 Supercuts Dodge Team of Fitz Motorsports joined forces for a part-time schedule in the NASCAR Nationwide Series after driver Mike Bliss left the team to drive the No. 1 Chevrolet owned by James Finch. As of the press release Gordon is slated to drive both the Phoenix and Texas Nationwide Series events in the No. 22 car.

Gordon drove his No. 55 Mapei/Menards Dodge in the Chicagoland Race in July. He also started the Watkins Glen race in his No. 55 Jim Beam Dodge in 2nd place and finished in 19th position.

In 2009 he drove his No. 55 Hard-Rock Hotel car at the Watkins Glen Nationwide race. Starting 3rd he was briefly in contention for the win until he tangled with Joey Logano with 7 laps to go. He finished 14th.

In 2010 he drove the No. 07 Menards car in the Nationwide series at Montreal as part of his alliance with John Menard for RGM. It was the first time since 2007 that he drove at Montreal due to his altercation with Marcos Ambrose (see below) due to having made amends by skipping the next races at the track. He dominated the last 20 laps of the race but ran out of fuel with two laps to go handing the win to colleague veteran Boris Said and resulted in the top 20 in the finish.

In 2011 he drove his No. 77 Mapei car at Montreal. He led 5 laps but broke down from engine failure, finishing 31st.

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

Gordon has run 4 career Craftsman Truck Series races with one top-5 and 2 top-10 finishes. He has run for Team SABCO, Bobby Hamilton Racing, and Morgan-Dollar Motorsports.

Other racing[edit]

Gordon competed twice in the Race of Champions, first in 2001 in Gran Canaria, where he broke the lap time record. In 2014, Gordon competed in the Nations Cup for Team Americas alongside 2014 World Touring Car champion José María López.[18]

Controversies[edit]

In the 2001 New Hampshire 300 the race was postponed due to the 9/11 attacks and Jeff Gordon clinched the 2001 Cup championship the previous week at Atlanta. The race was held around Thanksgiving in 2001 and Gordon driving the No. 31 Richard Childress Racing car, after Mike Skinner chose to retire from RCR after he was nearly killed in a crash at a previous race, won his first race in the Cup series after an incident with Jeff Gordon: with 16 laps to go Jeff was leading and hoping to make his points lead bigger in his inevitable margin against Tony Stewart by winning the race but Robby in the No. 31 drove up to second place and made slight contact, getting Jeff Gordon loose, and therefore giving Robby the lead. Jeff was angered and rushed up to Robby under caution and retaliated by trying to cut down Robby's tire but was black-flagged before he could make a second attempt to get to the No. 31's tire. Jeff served a one lap penalty, still won the championship and managed to race in the middle of the pack. Jeff would eventually work his way back up to a 15th place finish. Robby on the final restart pulled away from Sterling Marlin and won his first cup race and first victory on an oval in the NASCAR Cup series. This win gave Robby the No. 31 RCR car for a multi-year deal after 2001. Jeff when interviewed maintained that he should have not been penalized and publicly retorted to Robby that he should have been embarrassed to have won in the way that the finish was; Robby said in reply that he Jeff "should be embarrassed for retaliating like he did."[19] Robby then promised to donate all his winning money by division to the 9/11 victims' relatives. (35)

In the 2003 Dodge/Save Mart 350, Gordon was so eager to try for his second cup win in the No. 31 RCR car. Prior to the race, Gordon was vomiting from food poisoning yet still ended Jeff Gordon's streak of domination at Sonoma for 6 years by dominating the race. Coming to the caution with 38 laps to go, Robby Gordon took advantage of his teammate and friend, Kevin Harvick by passing Harvick in turn 11 under caution and in the final laps was able to hold off Jeff Gordon for his second cup win in the No. 31 RCR team and his first cup win on a road course. Harvick ultimately finished 3rd. His pass under caution was ridiculed by Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick and several other drivers because while the pass was legal it was considered "ungentlemanly." However, NASCAR declared Robby Gordon as the winner and in reply to the ridicules he received from Jeff Gordon, NASCAR fans and Robby said "He's won enough of these things, and I guess he doesn't like it when someone else rains on his parade." This comment led NASCAR to give Robby Gordon and Jeff Gordon warnings to resolve their differences.[20]

During the 2005 Daytona 500, NASCAR penalized 10 race teams. Gordon's new No. 7 team was among them. His crew chief Bob Temple was fined $50,000 and Robby was deducted of 25 driver & owner points for an illegal unapproved installation on his racecar. With no owner points to fall back on, as his team was brand-new, Gordon didn't qualify for the 2005 Daytona 500 due to the penalty.

During the 2005 running of the Sylvania 300, Gordon was involved in a wreck with Michael Waltrip, the driver of the No. 15 NAPA Chevrolet. The angered Gordon got out of his totaled car and threw his helmet at the No. 15 car as it was passing by. Tony Stewart's No. 20 missed the helmet just seconds after it hit Waltrip's car. When TNT interviewed him about the crash, he stated "You know Michael, everybody thinks Michael's a good guy. He's not the good guy like he actually is. The caution was out and he wrecked me and he's a piece of shit." TNT apologized for his language, and Gordon apologized after the race, but Gordon was fined $50,000 and docked 50 drivers points. When asked by some people for the helmet, Gordon decided to auction it for the benefit of the Harrah's Employee Relief Fund, a fund that provides aid to Harrah's employees displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The helmet fetched $51,100, and was purchased by GoldenPalace.com.[citation needed]

During the 2006 Bass Pro Shops 500, he brought controversy by allegedly throwing roll bar padding onto the track at Atlanta Motor Speedway, drawing a caution flag that had a significant impact for the end of the race, especially drivers in pit road, most notably NEXTEL Cup contender Jeff Burton who wound up finishing 13th. Video from the race was not conclusive as to if he did in fact put debris on the track but NASCAR reacted by docking Gordon 50 points (each in the Driver and Car Owner categories) and a $15,000 fine. Gordon has denied he intentionally threw the debris.[21]

During the inaugural NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in 2007, Gordon was involved in an on-circuit altercation with fellow driver Marcos Ambrose. Gordon passed Ambrose to take the lead at the same time as a multi-car wreck was unfolding behind them; Ambrose spun him, under a yellow flag, to reclaim it seconds later.[22] After an unusually long delay in sorting out the field for the restart, NASCAR eventually determined that Gordon would restart in 13th position. Gordon, who had a strong race all day, refused to go to that position, and was black flagged after the restart, and after spinning out Ambrose. Gordon did not come in for his penalty and was then given the black flag with diagonal white cross, meaning that his subsequent laps were no longer being scored. As a result, he finished 18th. Following the race, Gordon proceeded to do burnouts on the front straightaway as if celebrating his victory, alongside race winner Kevin Harvick. He announced in a post-race interview that he would appeal the result of the race.[23] However, NASCAR suspended Gordon for the following race at Pocono. In a statement released soon after the NASCAR announcement, Gordon apologized for his actions but maintained that NASCAR made a mistake in telling him to line up in the 13th position.[24]

Gordon was docked 100 driver and owner points as a result of rule infractions during Speedweeks of 2008 at Daytona. Gordon's car was found with an unapproved front bumper cover. His crew chief Frank Kerr was suspended for 6 weeks until April 9, 2008, was fined $100,000, and placed on probation until December 31, 2008. Gordon was not fined. Gordon appealed the penalty issued by NASCAR in of February, 2008. Gordon issued a press statement. "This was an innocent mistake made by someone not even on our race team. They accidentally sent us the new Dodge noses that haven't yet been approved by NASCAR." According to NASCAR Gordon's Dodge nose says Charger, but it is actually an Avenger and it had the approved nose's part number. On March 5, 2008, the penalty against him was rescinded by NASCAR following the appeal, and he gained back his 100 driver points and the suspension was lifted. Despite this, the fine was increased to $150,000.[citation needed]

Gordon's off-road finishes have also been the source of controversy. His second-place finish in the San Felipe 250, March 2009, was overshadowed by allegations that in a very remote area he verred off course and drove down a cliff. The maneuver let him bypass a difficult section of the course, get ahead of another competitor without having to pass, and was a four-mile shortcut. Trophy Truck competitor Ed Herbst filed a protest,[25] which was supported by evidence from a pit crew known as the Baja Fools who had set up a pit stop in that section of the course. On investigation, two sets of Toyo tire tracks (identical to those on Gordon's truck) were found which established the four-mile shortcut.[25] The protest was denied[26] based on the fact that given Gordon's average speed, the four-mile shortcut would not have changed the results. After initially filing an appeal of the decision, Herbst, who shares a sponsor with Gordon, elected to withdraw the appeal and the results were deemed final.[27]

Likewise, Gordon was initially declared the winner of the 2009 Baja 500 on June 6, 2009. However, he was stripped of the title and moved to seventh place after it was determined that he violated two rules: one a fueling violation, the other a highway speed violation. A total of 100 minutes in penalties were assessed: 90 minutes for the more serious fueling violation where an amateur video proved that he illegally received fuel on the highway, and 10 minutes for the speed violation.[28]

Gordon's troubles with NASCAR rules continued in 2009. He was caught with excessive rear toe (angle of the wheels to the car) after the May 27, 2009 Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. This illegal adjustment permits the car to carry more speed into the corner. Gordon was docked 50 points and his crew chief was fined $50,000. Gordon elected not to appeal the infraction.[29]

In 2010, the car Gordon owns and drives was found to have illegal parts during inspection on May 7, 2010 before a race at Darlington Raceway. Gordon was docked 25 owner points and 25 driver points. His crew chief, Samuel Stanley was fined $25,000 and placed on NASCAR probation for the rest of the year.[30] This fine brought Gordon's five year total to $290,000 paid to NASCAR.

On March 4, 2011, Gordon was placed on indefinite probation in NASCAR due to an altercation he had with driver Kevin Conway in the garage area the night before.[31] According to published reports, the two were involved in a scuffle over lawsuits each has filed against the other. Las Vegas police confirmed that Conway filed a criminal complaint charging Gordon with misdemeanor battery.[32]

On August 25, 2011, Danica Patrick officially announced her plans to leave the IndyCar Series to race in NASCAR and expressed her hope that she'd keep the number 7 that she has had throughout her motorsports career. Gordon, who has raced under many numbers but had the number 7 for the last six years, refused to give up the number, stating: "Why would I?"[33]

After the August 2011 Bristol race, Gordon admitted that he is now a "start and park" driver and will do so for most of the remainder of the season.[34] "Start and park" is a controversial practice whereby a driver starts the race but then immediately parks his car, collecting last place prize money and protecting his car from any on-track incidents. At Bristol, Gordon completed only 10 laps but pocketed $85,960.[35]

Ironically, in 2012, Gordon blasted past-champion Terry Labonte for "starting and parking" after 12 laps at the Daytona 500 qualifying race. As a past champion whose team was not in the Top 35 in 2011 owner's points, Labonte was guaranteed a start regardless of how he finished. Gordon stated: "It's just not right. Why take a free ride when the rest of us have to bust our butts to get into the 500?"[36] Labonte responded that his team had only one car and they needed it for the race.[37] Labonte ran the full race, leading three laps and finishing 18th, while Gordon retired after 25 laps and finished 41st.

Controversy continued to plague Gordon in 2012. While participating in the Dakar Rally, Gordon was running a strong second after nine stages before being disqualified after stewards ruled that the tire inflation system on his Hummer was illegal[38] after another competitor made an anonymous suggestion to the tech inspectors along the rally route, where it was called into question. Gordon stated that if there was a problem with the system, he would plug it and still win stages. He did so the following day, winning the stage by more than 15 minutes in front of the second-place finisher.[39]

Gordon was permitted to continue while the ruling was appealed to the French Automobile Sport Federation (FFSA).[40] The appeal was denied two months later.[41] After Gordon disqualification was upheld, he was stricken from the race results.[42]

Gordon's Hummer crashed and rolled over in the sand dunes of Peru in the penultimate stage of the rally (01/14/2012), but was set back on its wheels by spectators and Gordon continued on to a 10th-place finish of that stage.[43] He then won the final stage the following day, finishing the rally in 5th place overall.[44]

Personal life[edit]

Gordon's son, Max, is also an off-road driver. In 2016, eight-year-old Max competed in a UTV at the Bluewater Desert Challenge with Gordon as his co-driver.[45] Max also tested a Stadium Super Truck in 2017.[46]

On September 14, 2016, around 5 pm, Gordon's father, Robert, and his wife Sharon, were found dead in their Orange County home in an apparent murder-suicide.[47] It was confirmed later that week after a careful investigation, that it was indeed a murder-suicide. It was verified that Robert strangled Sharon and then committed suicide. Upon hearing the news, Gordon broke down in tears in an interview. Gordon's Speed Energy Formula Off-Road series was in Orange County for the weekend's race at the Sand Sports Super Show; he stated the race weekend would go on as planned, but added that "to switch from what happened to a business mode really stinks."[48] He went on to win the first race.[49]

Significant victories[edit]

  • 7 SCORE International championships (1986–90, 1996, 2009)
  • 3 time Baja 1000 winner (1987, 1989, 2006)
  • 4 time Baja 500 winner (1989, 1990, 2005, 2013)
  • 9 Dakar Rally stage victories
  • 3 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series wins (New Hampshire 2001, Infineon and Watkins Glen 2003)
  • 1 NASCAR Sprint Cup Gatorade 125 Win (2003)
  • 1 NASCAR Nationwide Series win (Richmond 2004)
  • 2 CART wins (Phoenix and Detroit 1995)
  • 1 Central Europe Rally Special wins (2008 CER Stage 5 Scratch 1 winner (1/2 stage) Hummer)

Racing record[edit]

American open-wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

CART[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Rank Points
1992 Chip Ganassi Racing Australia
SRF
United States
PHX
United States
LBH
United States
INDY
United States
DET
Ret
United States
POR
13
United States
MIL
Ret
United States
NHA
Canada
TOR
8
United States
MIS
United States
CLE
8
United States
ROA
Ret
Canada
VAN
Ret
United States
MDO
United States
NZR
United States
LS
20th 10
1993 A. J. Foyt Enterprises Australia
SRF
3
United States
PHX
Ret
United States
LBH
DSQ
United States
INDY
Ret
United States
MIL
Ret
United States
DET
8
United States
POR
8
United States
CLE
6
Canada
TOR
6
United States
MIS
Ret
United States
NHA
5
United States
ROA
Ret
Canada
VAN
Ret
United States
MDO
2
United States
NZR
4
United States
LS
10
10th 84
1994 Walker Racing Australia
SRF
Ret
United States
PHX
7
United States
LBH
3
United States
INDY
5
United States
MIL
6
United States
DET
3
United States
POR
4
United States
CLE
11
Canada
TOR
6
United States
MIS
Ret
United States
MDO
4
United States
NHA
13
Canada
VAN
2
United States
ROA
Ret
United States
NZR
Ret
United States
LS
13
5th 104
1995 Walker Racing United States
MIA
Ret
Australia
SRF
Ret
United States
PHX
1
United States
LBH
Ret
United States
NZR
4
United States
INDY
5
United States
MIL
5
United States
DET
1
United States
POR
8
United States
ROA
Ret
Canada
TOR
5
United States
CLE
6
United States
MIS
DNS
United States
MDO
8
United States
NHA
9
Canada
VAN
3
United States
LS
15
5th 121
1996 Walker Racing United States
MIA
3
Brazil
RIO
Ret
Australia
SRF
Ret
United States
LBH
13
United States
NZR
Ret
United States
500
Ret
United States
MIL
17
United States
DET
Ret
United States
POR
10
United States
CLE
18
Canada
TOR
9
United States
MIS
8
United States
MDO
Ret
United States
ROA
Ret
Canada
VAN
10
United States
LS
15
18th 29
1997 Hogan Racing United States
MIA
Australia
SRF
United States
LBH
United States
NZR
Brazil
RIO
United States
STL
United States
MIL
United States
DET
United States
POR
United States
CLE
Canada
TOR
United States
MIS
United States
MDO
United States
ROA
Canada
VAN
United States
LS
United States
FON
8
26th 5
1998 Arciero-Wells Racing United States
MIA
Japan
MOT
United States
LBH
United States
NZR
7
Brazil
RIO
United States
STL
13
United States
MIL
Ret
United States
DET
14
United States
POR
Ret
United States
CLE
Ret
Canada
TOR
13
United States
MIS
Ret
United States
MDO
11
United States
ROA
12
Canada
VAN
Ret
United States
LS
13
United States
HOU
Ret
Australia
SRF
16
United States
FON
9
23rd 13
1999 Team Gordon United States
MIA
Ret
Japan
MOT
8
United States
LBH
16
United States
NZR
19
Brazil
RIO
14
United States
STL
Ret
United States
MIL
Ret
United States
POR
17
United States
CLE
9
United States
ROA
8
Canada
TOR
13
United States
MIS
Ret
United States
DET
Ret
United States
MDO
10
United States
CHI
10
Canada
VAN
Ret
United States
LS
Ret
United States
HOU
Ret
Australia
SRF
8
United States
FON
11
20th 27

Indianapolis 500 results[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
1993 Lola Ford-Cosworth 25 27 Foyt
1994 Lola Ford-Cosworth 19 5 Walker
1995 Lola Ford-Cosworth 7 5 Walker
1997 G-Force Oldsmobile 12 29 SABCO
1999 Dallara Oldsmobile 4 4 Menard
2000 Dallara Oldsmobile 4 6 Menard
2001 Dallara Oldsmobile 3 21 Foyt/Childress
2002 Dallara Chevrolet 11 8 Menard/Childress
2003 Dallara Honda 3 22 Andretti Green
2004 Dallara Chevrolet 18 29 Gordon

Dakar Rally[edit]

Year Class Vehicle Position Stages won
2005 Cars Volkswagen 12th 2
2006 Hummer DNF 0
2007 8 1
2008 Event cancelled – replaced by Central Europe Rally
2009 Car Hummer 3rd 0
2010 8 1
2011 DNF 0
2012 DSQ 1
2013 14 2
2014 DNF 0
2015 19 1
2016 Gordini 25 0

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Sprint Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 NSCC Pts
1991 Donlavey Racing 90 Ford DAY
18
RCH
26
CAR ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL CLT DOV SON POC MCH DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL 55th 194
1993 Robert Yates Racing 28 Ford DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHA POC TAL
42
GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL 93rd 37
1994 Kranefuss-Haas Racing 07 Ford DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH
38
DAY NHA POC TAL IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL 76th 49
1996 Dale Earnhardt Inc. 14 Chevy DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHA POC TAL IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT
38
57th 123
Team SABCO 40 Chevy CAR
42
PHO
42
ATL
1997 DAY
16
CAR
33
RCH
28
ATL
14
DAR
34
TEX
34
BRI
43
MAR
41
SON
41
TAL
QL
CLT
41
DOV POC MCH CAL DAY
22
NHA
34
POC
42
IND
28
GLN
4
MCH
17
BRI
DNQ
DAR
22
RCH
42
NHA
24
DOV
33
MAR CLT TAL CAR PHO ATL 40th 1495
1998 American Equipment Racing 96 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL CLT DOV RCH MCH POC SON
36
NHA POC 67th 57
Roehrig Motorsports 19 Ford IND
DNQ
GLN MCH BRI NHA DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT TAL DAY PHO CAR ATL
2000 Team Menard 13 Ford DAY
18
CAR
38
LVS
13
ATL
DNQ
DAR
28
BRI
32
TEX
DNQ
MAR
40
TAL
37
CAL
31
RCH
37
CLT DOV MCH
28
POC SON
9
DAY
DNQ
NHA POC IND
DNQ
GLN
4
MCH
34
BRI
31
DAR RCH
DNQ
NHA DOV MAR CLT
38
TAL CAR
41
PHO
DNQ
HOM ATL
27
43rd 1309
2001 Morgan-McClure Motorsports 4 Chevy DAY
37
CAR
26
LVS
34
ATL
20
DAR
29
BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV MCH POC 44th 1552
Ultra Motorsports 7 Ford SON
2
DAY CHI
35
Richard Childress Racing 31 Chevy NHA
25
POC
28
IND
30
GLN
40
MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV KAN
14
CLT
DNQ
MAR
38
TAL
19
PHO
7
CAR
37
HOM ATL
DNQ
NHA
1
2002 DAY
13
CAR
24
LVS
37
ATL
18
DAR
24
BRI
20
TEX
41
MAR
34
TAL
33
CAL
12
RCH
37
CLT
16
DOV
8
POC
19
MCH
33
SON
11
DAY
29
CHI
8
NHA
7
POC
25
IND
8
GLN
3
MCH
21
BRI
20
DAR
17
RCH
28
NHA
17
DOV
17
KAN
13
TAL
12
CLT
38
MAR
23
ATL
20
CAR
11
PHO
27
HOM
26
20th 3632
2003 DAY
6
CAR
29
LVS
23
ATL
17
DAR
28
BRI
17
TEX
18
TAL
10
MAR
21
CAL
27
RCH
4
CLT
17
DOV
9
POC
28
MCH
22
SON
1*
DAY
40
CHI
7
NHA
5
POC
18
IND
6
GLN
1*
MCH
6
BRI
35
DAR
28
RCH
29
NHA
21
DOV
23
TAL
12
KAN
25
CLT
38
MAR
36
ATL
21
PHO
32
CAR
20
HOM
30
16th 3856
2004 DAY
35
CAR
36
LVS
30
ATL
17
DAR
4
BRI
19
TEX
23
MAR
30
TAL
5
CAL
12
RCH
24
CLT
20
DOV
14
POC
8
MCH
33
SON
24
DAY
19
CHI
17
NHA
25
POC
7
IND
25
GLN
16
MCH
25
BRI
12
CAL
9
RCH
32
NHA
32
DOV
23
TAL
9
KAN
28
CLT
18
MAR
23
ATL
16
PHO
35
DAR
15
HOM
29
23rd 3646
2005 Robby Gordon Motorsports 7 Chevy DAY
DNQ
CAL
35
LVS
39
ATL
34
BRI
DNQ
MAR
20
TEX
37
PHO
37
TAL
DNQ
DAR
DNQ
RCH
31
CLT
27
DOV
29
POC
39
MCH
39
SON
16
DAY
26
CHI
35
NHA
30
POC
40
IND
24
GLN
2
MCH
30
BRI
38
CAL
34
RCH
35
NHA
37
DOV
29
TAL
23
KAN
DNQ
CLT
32
MAR
41
ATL
DNQ
TEX
DNQ
PHO
8
HOM
14
37th 2142
2006 DAY
13
CAL
26
LVS
12
ATL
28
BRI
26
MAR
43
TEX
20
PHO
41
TAL
10
RCH
39
DAR
13
CLT
16
DOV
36
POC
35
MCH
18
SON
40
DAY
14
CHI
19
NHA
19
POC
13
IND
35
GLN
4
MCH
12
BRI
27
CAL
43
RCH
19
NHA
15
DOV
41
KAN
36
TAL
16
CLT
25
MAR
37
ATL
10
TEX
39
PHO
32
HOM
40
30th 3113
2007 Ford DAY
15
CAL
21
LVS
17
ATL
20
BRI
33
MAR
34
TEX
24
PHO
24
TAL
41
RCH
34
DAR
38
CLT
22
DOV
10
POC
41
MCH
13
SON
16*
NHA
17
DAY
15
CHI
36
IND
27
POC
QL
GLN
5
MCH
24
BRI
20
CAL
41
RCH
36
NHA
31
DOV
19
KAN
19
TAL
29
CLT
38
MAR
39
ATL
21
TEX
32
PHO
24
HOM
27
26th 2770
2008 Dodge DAY
8
CAL
18
LVS
42
ATL
24
BRI
24
MAR
40
TEX
30
PHO
29
TAL
11
RCH
26
DAR
33
CLT
43
DOV
19
POC
36
MCH
40
SON
36
NHA
26
DAY
6
CHI
25
IND
33
POC
37
GLN
27
MCH
37
BRI
39
CAL
40
RCH
42
NHA
26
DOV
22
KAN
37
TAL
8
CLT
30
MAR
40
ATL
19
TEX
36
PHO
28
HOM
26
33rd 2770
2009 Toyota DAY
34
CAL
30
LVS
15
ATL
26
BRI
21
MAR
40
TEX
39
PHO
39
TAL
29
RCH
16
DAR
28
CLT
3
DOV
33
POC
31
MCH
17
SON
36
NHA
25
DAY
22
CHI
34
IND
28
POC
33
GLN
18
MCH
37
BRI
32
ATL
16
RCH NHA
24
DOV
34
KAN
34
CAL
38
CLT
30
MAR
37
TAL
32
TEX
27
PHO
22
HOM
39
34th 2699
2010 DAY
28
CAL
33
LVS
32
ATL
43
BRI
22
MAR
34
PHO
14
TEX
31
TAL
20
RCH
28
DAR
38
DOV
31
CLT
33
POC MCH
33
SON
2
NHA DAY
12
CHI
38
IND
36
POC GLN
36
NHA
26
DOV KAN CAL CLT
33
MAR
22
TAL
18
TEX
35
PHO
33
HOM 34th 2028
07 MCH
39
BRI
40
ATL RCH MAR
DNQ
2011 7 Dodge DAY
16
PHO
32
LVS
32
BRI
39
CAL
34
MAR
23
TEX
31
TAL
20
RCH
35
DAR
37
DOV CLT
38
KAN POC MCH
37
SON
18
DAY
34
IND
43
POC
35
GLN
24
MCH BRI
43
ATL
39
RCH
37
CHI
39
NHA
40
DOV KAN CLT
38
TAL
37
PHO
32
HOM 34th 268
77 KEN
DNQ
NHA MAR
DNQ
TEX
DNQ
2012 7 DAY
41
PHO
41
LVS
DNQ
BRI CAL
DNQ
MAR TEX KAN RCH TAL DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON
39
KEN DAY NHA IND POC GLN MCH BRI ATL RCH CHI NHA DOV TAL CLT KAN MAR TEX PHO HOM 52nd 11
- Qualified but replaced by Joe Nemechek · - Qualified but replaced by P.J. Jones
Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1991 Donlavey Racing Ford 35 18
1997 Team SABCO Chevrolet 20 16
2000 Team Menard Ford 17 18
2001 Morgan-McClure Motorsports Chevrolet 41 37
2002 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 12 13
2003 3 6
2004 30 35
2005 Robby Gordon Motorsports Chevrolet DNQ
2006 20 13
2007 Ford 39 15
2008 Dodge 26 8
2009 Toyota 31 34
2010 34 28
2011 Dodge 30 16
2012 17 41

Nationwide Series[edit]

NASCAR Nationwide Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 NNSC Pts
2001 Richard Childress Racing 21 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL RCH NHA NZH CLT DOV KEN MLW GLN
5
CHI GTY PPR IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV KAN
11
CLT
23
MEM PHO CAR HOM 60th 389
2004 Robby Gordon Motorsports 55 Chevy DAY
3
CAR
14
LVS
19
DAR
7
BRI
23
TEX
3
NSH
5
TAL
7
CAL
12
GTY
10
RCH
19
NZH CLT DOV
32
NSH
14
KEN
12
MLW DAY
26
CHI
6
NHA PPR IRP
15
MCH
12
BRI
39
CAL RCH
1
DOV KAN
14
CLT
29
MEM ATL
4
PHO
4
DAR HOM
37
21st 3105
2005 DAY
6
CAL GLN
2
MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT
31
MEM TEX PHO HOM 78th 395
83 MXC
40
LVS ATL NSH BRI TEX PHO TAL DAR RCH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR GTY IRP
2006 7 DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT
40
DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA MAR GTY IRP GLN
2
64th 526
JR Motorsports 88 Chevy MCH
3
BRI CAL
9
RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM
2007 Robby Gordon Motorsports 55 Ford DAY
11
CAL MXC LVS ATL
12
BRI NSH TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT
32
DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI
34
GTY IRP CGV
18
GLN
36
MCH BRI CLT
7
MEM TEX
13
47th 1130
Fitz Motorsports 22 Dodge CAL
9
RCH
Brewco Motorsports 27 Ford DOV
31
KAN PHO
20
HOM
2008 Fitz Motorsports 22 Dodge DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX
20
PHO
27
MXC TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY 73rd 367
Robby Gordon Motorsports 55 Dodge CHI
29
GTY IRP CGV GLN
19
MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM
2009 Toyota DAY CAL LVS BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP IOW GLN
14
MCH BRI CGV ATL RCH DOV KAN CAL CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 122nd 121
2010 07 DAY CAL LVS BRI NSH PHO TEX TAL RCH DAR DOV CLT NSH KEN ROA NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP IOW GLN MCH BRI CGV
14
ATL RCH DOV KAN CAL CLT GTY TEX PHO HOM 105th 126
2011 77 Dodge DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX TAL NSH RCH DAR DOV IOW CLT CHI MCH ROA DAY KEN NHA NSH IRP IOW GLN CGV
31
BRI ATL RCH CHI DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM NA 01

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 NCTC Pts
1996 Team SABCO 42 Chevy HOM PHO POR EVG TUS CNS HPT BRI NZH MLW LVL I70 IRP FLM GLN NSV RCH NHA MAR NWS
13
SON MMR PHO 68th 274
Roehrig Racing 18 Chevy LVS
6
1997 Dodge WDW TUS HOM PHO POR EVG I70 NHA TEX BRI NZH MLW LVL CNS HPT IRP FLM NSV GLN RCH MAR SON MMR CAL
30
PHO LVS 123rd 73
2004 Morgan-Dollar Motorsports 47 Chevy DAY ATL MAR MFD CLT DOV TEX MEM MLW KAN KEN GTW MCH IRP NSH BRI
4
RCH NHA LVS CAL TEX MAR PHO DAR HOM 71st 160

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ARCA Permatex SuperCar Series[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Permatex SuperCar Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 ARSC Pts
1990 Donlavey Racing 90 Ford DAY ATL KIL TAL FRS POC KIL TOL HAG POC TAL MCH ISF TOL DSF WIN DEL ATL
21
97th -

International Race of Champions[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position. * – Most laps led.)

International Race of Champions results
Year Make 1 2 3 4 Pos. Points
1996 Pontiac DAY
2
TAL
2*
CLT
12
MCH
4
2nd 54
1997 DAY
8
CLT
2
CAL MCH
2
2nd 63

Speed Energy Formula Off-Road[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position. * – Most laps led.)

Speed Energy Formula Off-Road results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 SSTC Pts Ref
2013 PHO
3
LBH
2
LAN
1
SDG
3
SDG
1
STL
2
TOR
6
TOR
2
CRA
2
CRA
3
OCF
1
OCF
2
OCF
4
CPL
2
1st 403 [50]
2014 STP
1
STP
2
LBH
1
IMS
1
IMS
5
DET
2
DET
5
DET
3
AUS
3
TOR
2
TOR
2
OCF
1
OCF
2
CSS
1
MGM
1
MGM
2
1st 492 [51]
2015 ADE
2
ADE
2
ADE
2
STP
3
STP
3
LBH
3
DET
1
DET
6
DET
7
AUS
2
TOR
3
TOR
3
OCF
2
OCF
3
OCF
2
SRF
4
SRF
2
SRF
3
SRF
8
SYD
8
MGM
10
MGM
2
2nd 584 [52]
2016 ADE
4
ADE
3
ADE
2
STP
5
STP
9
LBH
11
LBH
2*
DET DET DET
6
TOW
11
TOW
1*
TOW
10
TOR
4
TOR
3
CLT
3
CLT
10
OCF
1
OCF
5
SRF
5
SRF
1*
SRF
4
3rd 444 [53]

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