Robby Gordon Motorsports


Robby Gordon Motorsports

NASCAR_Owner_Infobox
Company Name = Robby Gordon Motorsports

| Owner(s) Name = Robby Gordon
Racing Series = Sprint Cup
Championships = 0
Car Number(s) = #7
Driver(s) = Robby Gordon
Primary Sponsor(s) = Jim Beam, Menards
Shop Location = Mooresville, North Carolina
Homepage = [http://www.robbygordon.com/cms/publish/index.shtml Robby Gordon Motorsports]

Robby Gordon Motorsports is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team. It fields the #7 Jim Beam/Menards Dodge Charger for Robby Gordon. It is based in Huntersville, North Carolina, and is owned by Gordon and heavily supported by John Menard, Jr.

Gordon purchased the defunct Ultra Motorsports for the 2005 season with Menard as a business partner and former owner Jim Smith being listed as owner for provisional points. In 2005, Menard built engines for RGM with little success, as the engines were prone to failure. This led RGM to switch engine suppliers and lease from Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Jim Smith also left the team after pulling his own Ultra Motorsports out of NASCAR completely. In October 2006, Robby Gordon Motorsports signed with Ford Racing, running the Ford Fusion in 2007. The car was sponsored by Jim Beam, Mapei, Camping World, and Monster Energy Drink. RGM used Roush/Yates engines.

During the preseason testing prior to the 2008 Daytona 500, RGM switched to the Dodge Charger, using Evernham engines. However, due to the sudden switch, GEM could only give Gordon a Dodge Charger nose for testing. Gordon received the correct nose, a Dodge Avenger nose with Charger decals, before the Daytona 500, and finished 8th at Daytona. However, he received a 100 point penalty from NASCAR along with a $100,000 fine. Many fans and sponsor Jim Bean have started a "Stand up for Robby Gordon" campaign, protesting the penalty, although it was standard in most 2007 COT penalties. On March 5, the National Stock Car Racing Commission made a decision on the penalty. The championship driver and owner points were reinstated making the #7 Dodge 21st in the Sprint Cup Standings. The suspension of Frank Kerr was retracted however he will remain on probation, and the fine was increased to $150,000.

Sources

* [http://www.jayski.com/teams/7.htm Jayski page]
* [http://www.racing-reference.info/owner?id=gordoro01 Robby Gordon Owner Stats]


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