Several of NASCAR's multi car teams may be struggling to find sponsors for the 2008 season but single car team owner/driver Robby Gordon has already confirmed that current backer Jim Beam will be returning to his #7 team in 2008.
Jim Beam will provide primary sponsorship for Gordon in 13 Sprint Cup and two Nationwide Series races in 2008. This year the company were slated to sponsor 12 races but eventually wound up on the hood of the #7 Ford on 14 occasions.
Heading into his fourth season as a Cup Series owner/driver Gordon will once again utilise a multi-sponsor arrangement on his #7 entry with Jim Beam's fellow 2007 backers Mapei/Menards, Camping World, Mac Tools, Monster Energy and Motorola also expected to feature.
2007 proved to be Gordon's most successful as a single car owner/driver despite the continual onslaught of the multi car outfits. Finishing 26th in the drivers championship despite being barred from one race Gordon was the best placed single car team driver while a 28th place finish in the owner standings put Gordon just behind the #96 Hall of Fame Racing outfit, who were the only other single car team to end the year inside the top 35 in the Cup Series owner standings.
Despite earning just two top ten finishes in 2007 the key to Gordon's success was reliability with only one engine failure and one accident related DNF during the course of the season. Even though his plans to field a second full time Cup team for Johnny Sauter appear to have floundered, there is no denying that Gordon and his crew are keeping up with what many see is an unequal struggle against NASCAR's big guns.