Fantasy NASCAR team preview: Robby Gordon Motorsports

by Bryce McRae on February 3, 2009 @ 01:00:00 PDT


No. 7 Jim Beam Toyota

Owner: Robby Gordon
Driver: Robby Gordon
Crew chief: Kirk Almquist
Sprint Cup debut: 1991
Age: 40
Career Sprint Cup wins: 3
2008 Sprint Cup rank: 33

2009 fantasy outlook: A talented off-road driver, Gordon has again found sponsorship from Jim Beam for a full slate of races (13 as the primary sponsor). Jim Beam, apparently, wasn't scared off by Gordon's five-year winless streak or his failure to place in the top 25 in the points standings in any of the last four years. His four laps lead, four DNFs and zero top-fives last year didn't deter them, either. Gordon will also be adapting to a Toyota after spending last season driving a Dodge. View him as a No. 4 driver, though he has better value on the road courses.

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About Bryce McRae

Bryce McRae is a Managing Editor with KFFL and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1999. He joined KFFL as a volunteer writer in March 2005 before becoming a Hot off the Wire Analyst in March 2006. He began working in his current capacity in September 2008. His work has appeared on fantasy sports sites such as Yahoo! and CBS Sportsline as well as in print. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2008 with a B.A. in History and U.S. Studies.

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