Contract Status: Sponsors: unknown; Driver: Owner.
Conway & Robby switch rides: Looks like Robby Gordon will drive the pink #7 Extenze Toyota at Charlotte Motor Speedway with Kevin Conway in the blue #07 Extenze Toyota. With the #7 team only 25 points ahead of the #38 Front Row Motorsports team in owners poionts and in 35th in owners points, Gordon hopes to run well to get more owners points and stay in the top 35. See images on my #7 Team Schemes page and #07 Team Schemes page.(10-14-2010)
Robby Gordon to run off-road race this weekend: Robby Gordon is scheduled to run in the Traxxas TORC Series race at Crandon Off Road International Raceway, running in the PRO 2WD class. Gordon raced in the World Championship race last year. After starting on the pole, he led several laps and was poised for the win, but a late-race incident took him out of contention. He finished with style, however, after getting hit near the AMSOIL Finish Line, crossing the stripe in reverse. “I am looking forward to competing this weekend for the second year in a row at Crandon,” said Gordon, who nearly won the NASCAR Nationwide Series race this past weekend in Montreal. “In 2009, we qualified on the pole and finished sixth bouncing back and forth between Atlanta and Crandon. In 2010, I am excited to bring the Speed Factory and Polaris PRO 2 to compete for the entire race weekend activities. Crandon is place that I love to come to race as the track is wide and fast and provides plenty of opportunity for exciting racing.” This weekend, champions in all the PRO and Sportsman divisions will be crowned and race fans can see it live via online streaming and information about the series/schedule at TORCSeries.com.(TORC)(9-2-2010)
Conway and ExtenZe Racing sign with RGM for rest of 2010: Kevin Conway, the leading 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Raybestos Rookie of the Year driver, and ExtenZe Racing announced that they will be teaming with Robby Gordon Motorsports (RGM) for the balance of the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season beginning this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. For Sunday’s running of the Emory Healthcare 500, fans will find Conway behind the wheel of the #7 ExtenZe Racing Toyota. Conway heads into the Atlanta race weekend leading Terry Cook in the Sprint Cup Series Raybestos Rookie Standings by 154 points (192-38) and looks to better his 31st-place finish at Atlanta earlier this year. Prior to making this announcement, Conway had one start for RGM at Bristol Motor Speedway earlier this month and 21 starts this year for Front Row Motorsports (FRM), capturing 21 straight Raybestos Rookie of the Race awards and giving FRM its best finish since its inception in 2005 with a 14th-place finish at Daytona International Speedway on July 3rd. “I am thrilled to finally be able to announce our signing with Robby Gordon Motorsports,” says Conway. “The Bristol race a couple weekends ago came together very late and gave everyone just a quick peek at what was possibly to come. Now that everything is in place I can’t wait to take to the track this weekend in Atlanta in the #7 ExtenZe Racing Toyota. I am very thankful for this opportunity Robby has given me and ExtenZe. I’m looking forward to helping keep the #7 in the top-35, gaining more seat time and finishing races while reaching my ultimate goal of claiming the 2010 Raybestos Rookie of the Year title with RGM,” added Conway.
“We are excited to have ExtenZe Racing and Kevin Conway join Robby Gordon Motorsports. This is an excellent opportunity for everyone involved, and I am excited to have Kevin behind the wheel of the #7,” added Robby Gordon. “I hope that we will be able help Kevin bring home the Rookie of the Year Award while expanding our team and his on-track experience.”(RGM/ExtenZe Racing)(8-31-2010)
Conway looks to be with RGM for rest of season: Robby Gordon hopes to have a deal done soon to have Kevin Conway drive a Robby Gordon Motorsports car the rest of the season and possibly next year. Gordon put Conway in the #7 car at Bristol Motor Speedway last week and Gordon qualified the #07 for the Saturday night race. Conway, a rookie, started the year at Front Row Motorsports, but Conway and sponsor Extenze broke away from the team prior to the Aug. 15 race at Michigan. Conway still has the backing of sponsor Extenze and plans to move the sponsorship to RGM. Gordon says he plans to run the #7 car the rest of the year to remain in the top 35 and have one of those 35 guaranteed spots for the first five races next year. “I’ve got some things coming in for next year that are really good for our organization,” Gordon said last weekend at Bristol. “I believe it will give us the funding to do some races with the 7 car, and if we could do a good job for Kevin Conway, maybe we’ll get fortunate enough that he’ll come back next year and do some races with us as well. The plan is we’d like to [have him run the rest of year], but every weekend it’s see how it goes. … He’s got to build his confidence. The biggest thing is we need to build his confidence.”
“It’s a great opportunity,” Conway said. “I’m very thankful for Robby Gordon and the whole team for giving us this opportunity here this weekend at Bristol and hopefully in the very near future we’ll have some exciting news to announce about what our longer-term plans are.” Although he has put two cars in the field in each of the last three races, Gordon said he won’t run two cars the rest of the year. “We’ll focus once we get toward the end of the season on one car,” Gordon said. “We’ll get ready for next year and get our inventory built up for Daytona and Vegas.”(SceneDaily)(8-24-2010)
Robby Gordon in the #07: UPDATES: Robby Gordon tweeted that he will be in the #07 this week and the driver for the #7 will be announced soon.(8-11-2010)
UPDATE: An updated entry list shows P.J. Jones as the driver of the #7 for Robby Gordon Motorsports.(8-12-2010)
UPDATE 2: Why the switch to the #07 for Robby? In two tweets made Thursday evening [here and here] Robby said, "Why am I in the #07 this wkend? Because the #7 is already in the show. I feel most comfortable trying to qualify it myself than someone else. Can't have anymore wrecked race cars especially during practices."(8-13-2010)
RGM and BAM split: Hearing that the deal with Robby Gordon Motorsports and Beth Ann Morganthau / BAM Racing is no longer in place, and that RGM is in the process of taking legal action against BAM and former sponsor Warner Bros for lack of payment and breach of contract.(8-9-2010)
Robby testing; PJ Jones in the #7 at Pocono: Robby Gordon is testing the #7 Toyota at Road Atlanta on Monday in preparation for the upcoming road course race at Watkins Glen. Also, PJ Jones has been entered in the #7 this weekend at Pocono.(7-26-2010)
SpeedFactory.tv on the #7: Robby Gordon enters the race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with two top-12 finishes in his last three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts, and is more determined than ever to bring home a strong finish at The Brickyard in the #7 SpeedFactory.tv Toyota Camry. Robby Gordon's Speed Factory is a reality show that features a behind-the-scenes look at a world-class race shop and its day-to-day operations. Robby Gordon Motorsports is a multi-faceted race shop that houses a variety of elite racing machines that include NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars, SCORE International Off-Road Trophy Trucks, three Dakar HUMMERs, a Short Course Off-Road Truck and the newest edition, the Monster Truck. SPEED FACTORY is scheduled to air two shows a week giving the fan a perspective of what it takes to be one of the most diversified drivers in the world, one of the few owner/driver combinations in the Sprint Cup Series, and most importantly, what it takes to make the SPEED FACTORY work. Visit www.speedfactory.tv to watch the latest episode.(RGM)(7-23-2010)
Bobby Labonte to Drive for Robby Gordon Motorsports at Loudon: Robby Gordon Motorsports will put 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Bobby Labonte behind the wheel of the #7 Toyota at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 this weekend in a current one-race deal. “When we found out that Bobby was available to drive for us, we jumped at it,” said team owner Robby Gordon. “To have a past champion driving your car is a good opportunity. I think we can learn from him this weekend and it will help our program moving forward.” Robby Gordon Motorsports finished second in last weekend’s race at the Infineon Raceway. “I can’t thank Robby and his folks enough for this opportunity,” said Labonte. “We’re going to New Hampshire with the goal of having another solid run for his team. They had a great finish at Sonoma and have some momentum right now. I’m just thankful for the opportunity and hope to get another solid finish for his team.” Labonte will be making his first start for Robby Gordon Motorsports and plans on running the full race this Sunday.(Robby Gordon Motorsports)(6-23-2010)
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