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November 2, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Robby Gordon was penalized by NASCAR on Wednesday for intentionally causing a caution period Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway that affected the race outcome for championship contender Jeff Burton. Gordon, an owner-driver, was docked 50 driver points and 50 car owner points, and fined $15,000 for throwing a piece of roll-bar padding onto the track, prompting NASCAR to call a caution, which helped Gordon to his 10th-place finish but hurt Burton's final result.
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March 9, 2009 | Associated Press
Kurt Busch, a former NASCAR Cup champion who has been overshadowed lately by his sibling Kyle, drove to a dominating victory Sunday in the Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga. The 30-year-old Busch led 234 of 330 laps, surviving a couple of scrapes with the wall and a late caution to pull away for a 0.332-second victory over Jeff Gordon.
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September 23, 1997 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robby Gordon, whose season-long foray into NASCAR Winston Cup racing has not produced hoped-for success, will return to CART this weekend to drive Carl Hogan's Reynard-Mercedes in the Marlboro 500 at the California Speedway. Gordon will replace Hogan's regular driver, Dario Franchitti of Scotland, who is leaving to drive for Barry Green's Team Kool next season. Gordon has said he plans to drive with CART next season. It will be Gordon's second attempt to race at California Speedway.
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June 22, 2008 | Lonnie White, Times Staff Writer
Dale Earnhardt Jr., who ended a 76-race winless streak last week at Michigan International Speedway, will seek his second consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory today at the Toyota/Save Mart 350. But oddsmakers do not give Earnhardt much of a chance on the road course at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. At betEd.com, Earnhardt is listed with 120-1 odds, numbers that put him deep in the pack of 43-car field. Four-time Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon, who has won five times on the difficult course at Infineon, is listed as the favorite at 3.75-1.
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November 24, 2001 | From Wire Reports
It's rare to see Jeff Gordon lose his cool on the track. It's even rarer to see Robby Gordon win a race. Both happened Friday in NASCAR's season finale at New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon, a race rescheduled after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The two Gordons, who are not related, exchanged bumps in the waning laps of the New Hampshire 300.
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October 11, 1992 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robby Gordon owns this place. For the third consecutive year, the 23-year-old from Orange made his annual trip to the Vons Grand Prix of San Diego and brought home the groceries. Gordon won his third straight Del Mar Grand Touring Sedans race Sunday, averaging 76.392 m.p.h. over 48 laps on the 10-turn, 1.62-mile layout at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. There was one 12-minute caution flag. Gordon bagged this race in style, pulling an all-nighter for the second time in three years.
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August 5, 2007 | Larry Stewart, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Kevin Harvick held off Patrick Carpentier to win the inaugural NASCAR Busch Series race in Montreal on Saturday, but Robby Gordon defiantly tried to claim the victory in a controversial finish that infuriated NASCAR. Marcos Ambrose was headed toward what would have been his first NASCAR victory when Gordon passed him after a restart with four laps to go as several cars crashed behind them.
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September 10, 1999 | MARTIN HENDERSON
Robby Gordon has fallen in love with the Eagle chassis. Gordon bought an Eagle chassis from Dan Gurney's All American Racers team to use in the season's last two oval races, at Chicago and Fontana, after using the Swift. But Gordon, the only driver/owner on the CART Championship circuit, decided to drive the Eagle last weekend at Vancouver, and also will use it this weekend at Laguna Seca and later in the streets of Houston.
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January 12, 1989 | Shav Glick
What's a teen-ager to do after he has already been named to auto racing's All-American team and has sat on the awards dais with the likes of Danny Sullivan, Bill Elliott, Al Unser Jr. and Geoff Brabham? "Someday I'd like to sit alongside Danny Sullivan and Little Al again," Robby Gordon said--and he didn't mean at an All-American team awards banquet. He meant in the front row at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Indy 500. Gordon, who turned 20 Jan.
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June 25, 2001 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lapped cars don't often determine the outcome of a race, but one certainly did Sunday at Sears Point Raceway. Rookie Kevin Harvick, one lap behind surprise leader Robby Gordon--racing's "Rent a Ride" driver from Orange--doggedly pressured Gordon's Ford for several laps before bumping him sideways 10 laps from the end of the 112-lap Dodge/Save Mart 350.
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August 5, 2007 | Larry Stewart, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Kevin Harvick held off Patrick Carpentier to win the inaugural NASCAR Busch Series race in Montreal on Saturday, but Robby Gordon defiantly tried to claim the victory in a controversial finish that infuriated NASCAR. Marcos Ambrose was headed toward what would have been his first NASCAR victory when Gordon passed him after a restart with four laps to go as several cars crashed behind them.
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November 2, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Robby Gordon was penalized by NASCAR on Wednesday for intentionally causing a caution period Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway that affected the race outcome for championship contender Jeff Burton. Gordon, an owner-driver, was docked 50 driver points and 50 car owner points, and fined $15,000 for throwing a piece of roll-bar padding onto the track, prompting NASCAR to call a caution, which helped Gordon to his 10th-place finish but hurt Burton's final result.
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August 13, 2006 | Ben Bolch;Gary Klein, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Kurt Busch held off Robby Gordon in a stirring last-lap duel Saturday to win the NASCAR Busch Series Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International in New York. It was Busch's second victory and fifth top-five finish in only his sixth career start in the series, all this year, and Gordon made it one he won't soon forget.
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February 17, 2006 | Jim Peltz, Times Staff Writer
Elliott Sadler and Jeff Gordon won the twin qualifying races Thursday that completed the field for Sunday's Daytona 500, while several other drivers -- and NASCAR itself -- also scored victories of sorts. They included Dale Earnhardt Jr., who finished third behind Sadler and runner-up Carl Edwards in the opening 150-mile race at Daytona International Speedway, even though he had to start in back because of a last-minute engine change.
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June 4, 2005
Just out of curiosity, who were the other 32 drivers racing in the Danica Patrick 500? Greg Garnet Canoga Park I don't care how many records Annika Sorenstam sets in golf, she'll never surpass what Danica Patrick accomplished in the Indy 500 last Sunday. Patrick's fourth-place finish was an absolutely phenomenal sports achievement. Sorenstam can go on to win 100 LPGA titles, but she doesn't have to do it while traveling more than 200 mph -- as Patrick did at the brickyard.
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May 29, 2005 | From Associated Press
Robby Gordon accused Danica Patrick of having an unfair advantage in the Indianapolis 500 and said Saturday he would not compete in the race again unless the field was equalized. Gordon, a former open-wheel driver now in NASCAR, contends that Patrick is at an advantage over the rest of the competitors because she only weighs 100 pounds. Because all the cars weigh the same, Patrick's is lighter on the track. "The lighter the car, the faster it goes," said Gordon from Concord, N.C.
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May 23, 1993 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Andretti spent most of the week helping other drivers get their cars set up to qualify for the Indianapolis 500. He finally got a car of his own to drive from A.J. Foyt on Saturday. Andretti, whose Uncle Mario will start on the front row and cousin Jeff on the sixth row, responded with four laps at a 221.746 m.p.h. average, the sixth-fastest time among the 33 qualifiers. As soon as Andretti pulled into the pits, Foyt sent Robby Gordon out and the rookie from Orange ran a steady 220.
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February 15, 2005
"Sometimes I make dumb decisions because I still have that preschooler mentality.... I've realized that's something I internally have to work on." Robby Gordon, NASCAR driver who is trying to field his own race team
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June 26, 2004 | Shav Glick, Times Staff Writer
Predictions of record speeds because of new pavement around the 1.99-mile Infineon Raceway road course proved accurate Friday, and the name at the top of the leader board for Sunday's Dodge/Save Mart 350 was equally predictable. Jeff Gordon won his fourth Nextel Cup pole at the former Sears Point track with a lap of 94.303 mph in his Chevrolet. The first four drivers -- Gordon, Rusty Wallace in a Dodge, Kurt Busch and Mark Martin in Fords -- bettered the mark of 93.
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