Robby Gordon On His Way To Dakar Rally

Robby Gordon left Saturday to attempt to do what no other American racer has accomplished – capture an overall victory in the adventurous Dakar Rally – a 16-day treacherous 5,000 mile event that runs from Lisbon, Portugal, to Dakar, Africa, and is widely considered the toughest test for man and machine in all of motorsports.

Gordon, fresh off the 40th running of the legendary SCORE International Tecate Baja 1,000 – an all-out burner from Ensenada down to Cabo San Lucas on Mexico's Baja California Peninsula – is primed and ready for the Jan. 5-20 Dakar Rally.

Teamed with fellow Californian Andy Grider, a two-time competitor in the Dakar Rally, Gordon is can't express is pleasure enough with the opportunity afforded him by Monster Energy and has set lofty aspirations for the event which begins next week.

Gordon, who finished 26th in the Nextel Cup NASCAR points chase this past season, placed 8th overall in last year's Dakar Rally. He's so focused on this international event that he's bailing on a crucial test weekend at Daytona International Speedway so he can pursue his dream of winning Dakar.

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