Robby Gordon has announced that his single-car team will switch to Toyota for the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.
Robby Gordon Motorsport will make the move from Dodge ahead of the Daytona 500, where Gordon's #7 car has a guaranteed entry, and the team boss said he was confident that Toyota was the right way to go for the new season.
“We are excited to be partnering with Toyota in NASCAR in 2009,” he said. “After watching their progress last season, we decided that a switch to Toyota was the right package for our team.
“We are confident that fielding a Toyota Camry will add to the success of our organization and the competitiveness of our performance on the race track.”
Lee White, president of TRD USA, was quick to welcome Gordon to the Toyota family.
“I've known Robby as a driver, team owner and fierce competitor since 1990,” he said. “We've raced together in Off-Road, IMSA, SCCA and Indy Car and have shared many memorable challenges and victories.
“It will be exciting to see how the association between Robby, his team, Toyota and TRD will develop in 2009. I promise you that it will not be boring to watch.”