Team Gordon Offers Ultimate Motorsports
Experience to Fans
Take one driver, two cars, two cities and 1,100
miles of racing in one day, and you’ve created the ultimate
motorsports challenge. When the driver brings fans along for the
ride, you have the ultimate motorsports experience.
Robby Gordon, driver of the No. 31 Cingular Wireless
Chevrolet in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, will continue his quest
to claim victory at both the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola
600 on May 25 of Memorial Day Weekend. Gordon will run both events,
marking the fourth time in his career he has attempted to complete
the 1,100-mile endurance journey. In 2002, he successfully completed
the “Memorial Day Double" with an eighth-place finish
at Indy and a 16th-place finish at Lowe’s Motor
Speedway. This year he hopes to better his results and wants racing
fans from all around to experience the journey with him.
Robby has put together what he calls “The
Double Duty Tour.” It is day-long trip that will provide motorsports
fans the opportunity to witness two distinctively different forms
of racing in one day; a 500-mile event utilizing open-wheel machines
on a 2.5-mile low-slung four-corner oval, followed up by 600 miles
of stock car thunder, muscling around on the 24-degree banking of
the 1.5-mile tri-oval of Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
The Double Duty Tour was created for those who
love racing, regardless whether the vehicle has fenders or not.
For those who participate, the Tour will be an experience of a lifetime.
Originating in Charlotte, N.C., planes, buses and most importantly,
police escorts, will help navigate Tour Fans through the logistical
challenge of attending two races in two different places on the
same day. Each fan gets transportation to and from the races, tickets
for both events, a souvenir gift pack, a race scanner and some “up
close and personal” time with Robby before the Indy 500. Robby
wanted to make sure the package would put fans “in the middle”
of the journey with him.
“Competing in both races is an opportunity
that very few drivers will ever get,” said Gordon, who is no
stranger to extreme racing. “This is an exciting experience
for me, so I am sure that the fans who sign up will have a great
time watching both events unfold in person. Not many race fans
would ever get this opportunity, so I am happy that we are able
to make this trip possible.”
“It was unbelievable,” said Brain Sperber,
who attended last year’s inaugural event. “When we landed
in Charlotte after the Indy 500, we sat down in our seats as the
green flag was dropping for the Coca-Cola 600. It was just an awesome