Robby Gordon has proved his excellent driving ability in the various car races all around. He has earned enough fame by participating in the NASCAR, Indycar, Champ Car, IROC, Trans-Am, Darkar Rally and some more championships. He is one of the most accomplished drivers in the NASCAR. Along with this Robby has got into the minds of several followers of the racing car through his reality television show with his Robby Gorton Motorsports.
In 2013 he came up with off-road racing with his “Speed Energy Formula Off-Road Series.” The six-time off-road champion has got created enough reputation through his driving skill. The driving proficiency has not only enabled Robby to cross over several miles in different races but also earned a hefty income. The American racing driver had accumulated not less than $40 million dollars as his estimated net worth.
Robby was born as Robert W. Gordon on 2nd January 1969 in Cerritos, California, United States of America. “Baja Bob” Gordon who was an off-road champion at his time was his father and Robby got inspired by his father’s supreme driving. He began his career following the footsteps of his legendary father. He proved to be the most deserving son by winning off-road championship six times.
After a successful start in the off-road championship, Robby entered car racing with the sports cars and in 1991 succeeded in surpassing all in GTO races five times. The next year he also proved his supremacy over another driver in the Trans-Am race. Before these two wins, in 1991 Robby entered the racing field in the NASCAR Winston Cup for the first time driving for Junie Donlavey in the Daytona 500.
Gaining confidence in car driving had enabled Robby to be a part of some major championship during these days. With success in GTO and Trans-Am Robby moved to experience Indy car for the first time in 1993 when he drove for A.J. Foyt. As the car gathers more momentum with enhancing acceleration, the driver gets fused with the car while the needle of the speedometer bends right. Robby was going in the right direction, and by 1995 he had progressed a lot to be most competitive driver among the best in the run. He proved his dominance by winning CART poles four times and the races in Phoenix and Detroit.
In the NASCAR, Robby has been considered as one of the most prolific drivers. He competed in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as a driver-owner with some famous personalities as Joe Memechek, Tony Stewart, and Michael Waltrip. In the International championship he created significant status by clinching victory consecutively 5 times, his winning race began in 1986, and no other driver overtook Robby till 1990.
Then after a gap of 5 years he again became the winner in 1996 and again in 2009. In 1987 he won the Baja 1000, and after a gap of one year, he succeeded in winning the Baja 1000. Later he won the same championship in 2006. During this same period, he won the Baja 500 in 1989, 1990 and 2005.
Along with this, he had 9 Dakar Rally wins to his credit. In the form of New Hampshire ‘01, Watkins Glen ‘03 and Infineon ‘03, Robby had 3 wins in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. By clinching the Richmond ’04 once he gained pride in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Robby had one win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Gatorade 125.
He also has a win in the Central Europe Rally Special to his credit. In 1999 he almost won the Indianapolis 500, but while leading in the last lap, he ran out of fuel.
Like a good vehicle doesn’t emit smoke, Robby does not love to declare his personal details in public. Robby’s life was once got in relation with Athena Barber, but much is known to date.
Robby along with his racing made some appearances in television reality series.
Full Name: Robert W. Gordon
Date of Birth: 2nd January 1969
Birth Place: Cerritos, California, United States of America
Age: 49 Years
Profession: Racing Driver
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inches / 1.82 m
Weight: 77 Kg
Net worth: $40 Million