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Baja 500: Robby Gordon returns to Ensenada - Race Preview.

Leader of the 2009 SCORE Desert Series points standings and four-time Baja 500 champion, Robby Gordon returns to Ensenada, Mexico hoping to continue his dominance of the dirt in the 2009 season. Following his season-opening win in the Laughlin Desert Challenge and his second place finish in the San Felipe 250, Gordon has a 125-point lead heading into Saturday's 41st Tecate SCORE Baja 500 and is optimistic about his team's chances especially after a successful pre-run last week.

On Saturday morning, Gordon and co-driver Andy Grider will climb into the No. 77 Monster Energy / Toyo Tires Chevy CK1500 for 432.51-miles of heart-pounding, ground-shaking racing action. The green flag will drop for the car and truck classes at approximately 10:00 a.m. local time. The duo of Gordon and Grider roll off sixth and will race their way towards the coveted Baja 500 title in front more than 100,000 spectators.

"After two impressive showings with the No. 77 Monster Energy / Toyo Tires trophy truck, it is our mission to win this year's Baja 500 and continue increasing our points lead. It has been a great year so far for our team, and we can only hope that this momentum continues throughout the rest of the season," commented Gordon.

Upon completion of the race, Robby Gordon will head east to Pocono, where he will race another 500 miles in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event. When it is all said and done, Gordon will have raced more than 950 miles.

2009/06/05 | 12:22 CET | Editor: MR/HS/Alison McCabe

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