Charlotte, NC (March 25, 2011) – As Robby Gordon and his No. 7 SPEED Energy team head to the Auto Club Speedway for this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race, they are hoping to overcome the struggles of recent weeks. After running out of fuel with only handful of laps to go at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and popping a tire on lap 128 of the Jeff Byrd 500 at Bristol last weekend, Robby Gordon is ready for a change in performance. “We’ve had two bad weeks in a row, the SPEED Energy team needs to have a good finish and put some points on the board,” says Gordon.
Gordon, who grew up in Orange, CA, a short distance from the speedway in Fontana, will be driving a fluorescent yellow Dodge Charger R/T, representing the Octane flavor of his new energy drink, SPEED Energy. Local grocery store chain, Food4Less, has just joined forces with SPEED Energy and will be riding along on the quarter panels of the No. 7 Dodge.
“It’s going to be a fun weekend in Fontana. Growing up only 30 miles from the Auto Club Speedway, I’ve got a lot of friends and family coming out and obviously a lot of supporters. We’re excited to have our new partner, Food4Less, on board with us this weekend and looking forward to growing our association with them,” Gordon comments.
2011 marks the twelfth year Robby Gordon has been racing in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events at Auto Club Speedway. In his 17 starts at the 2.0-mile oval, Gordon has led 11 laps and recorded a top finish of 9th in the fall 2004 event. Gordon’s best qualifying effort of 12th was recorded in 2009.
Appearances – Robby will be signing autographs at the Robby Gordon Motorsports / SPEED Energy merchandise trailer on Sunday, March 27th from 8:45am to 9:45am. Fans can also catch a Q & A session with Gordon at the Sprint Experience at 10:20am.
Race Coverage – NASCAR fans can watch the Auto Club 400 live on FOX on Sunday afternoon, March 27th, beginning at 12:00 p.m. PDT. On Friday, March 25th, SPEED Channel will broadcast qualifying from Auto Club Speedway beginning at 7:10 p.m. PDT. For news and updates, please visit SPEEDENERGY.COM, PLANETROBBY.COM or follow SPEED Energy on Facebook and Twitter.
About SPEED Energy – SPEED Energy is available in three flavors: Unleaded, Fuel, and Octane, which provide the human machine with the fuel it needs to keep up with the SPEED of life. Each drink contains a potent blend of B-vitamins, caffeine, taurine and ginseng. SPEED, packaged in 12 ounce sleek cans with a stylish black top and sexy body, is available in singles, 4 packs, and cases. SPEED Energy is available at major retailers, convenience stores, grocery stores, bars and nightclubs. For a retailer near you, please visit www.speedenergy.com.
Gordon owns three NASCAR Sprint Cup victories:
. Loudon on Nov. 23, 2001
. Infineon on June 22, 2003
. Watkins Glen on Aug. 10 2003
Gordon owns one NASCAR Nationwide Series victory:
. Richmond on Sept. 10 2004