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SCORE Baja 1000: Robby Gordon gears up for the 41st Baja 1000.

Proving once again that he never tires of racing, Robby Gordon left this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finale in Homestead, Florida and headed straight for Ensenada, Mexico to compete in the 41st annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, one of the most grueling off-road races in the world. Gordon, a three-time overall winner, hopes to pilot his No. 77 Monster Energy / Toyo Tires Chevy CK 1500 to his fourth victory when the race commences on Friday, November 21st.

The Baja 1000 is the world's longest non-stop and most famous desert race. This year's race will be a challenging 631.35-mile journey around the northern Baja California peninsula, beginning and ending in Ensenada. It will be trying even to the most skilled racers as they weave their way over rocky desert landscape and mountain terrain. For a map of this year's loop course, please visit [ ].

When asked about this year's event, Gordon commented, "This year's course is very technical, very rough and very fast, which plays right into our team's strengths. The team has done a good job building up the reliability in our Monster Energy / Toyo Tires / 4Wheel Parts trophy truck. We've been in Mexico pre-running the course over the past few weeks. Having covered the course twice, I feel very confident of our chances. With the assistance of both our Off-road and NASCAR team personnel, we have a really good support staff in place. Everyone is well informed on our race strategy and goals for this week. If all goes according to plan, we should bring home our fourth overall Baja 1000 victory."

Pre-race activities will start on Wednesday, November 19th. As a prelude to the 41st annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, Gordon will participate in a media conference on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. along with other notable drivers and celebrities. Later that evening, he and his No. 77 Monster Energy / Toyo Tires trophy truck will appear that the AM PM store across from the navy base in downtown Ensenada from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The pre-race driver/rider briefing will be held Thursday at 7 p.m.

The green flag will drop for the car and truck classes at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Friday. All starters will have a 31-hour time limit to finish the legendary race. Over 300,000 spectators are expected to line this year's course to watch over 375 entries from around the world compete in the historic race.

2008/11/20 | 23:41 CET | Editor: MR/HS/Alison Poling

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