Robby Gordon returns at Sonoma

NASCAR owner/driver Robby Gordon put his No. 7 Sprint Cup Series efforts on hold earlier this season, stating that a lack of funding kept him from being competitive enough to qualify for races on a regular bases and he was tired of showing up at the track and not being competitive.

Off of the Sprint Cup scene after competing in only two events early this season, Gordon plans to return to the circuit for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at the road course in Sonoma in his home state of California.

Gordon tested his No. 7 Dodge at a South Carolina road course last week in preparation for the his return at Sonoma. He reported via twitter that “the test was really good.”

Gordon won at Sonoma (then known as Infineon Raceway) while driving for Richard Childress Racing in 2003. He also visited victory lane that same year at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, the other road course on the Sprint Cup schedule.

In his only two starts so far this season — the season-opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway in February and Phoenix International Raceway in March — Gordon posted a best finish of 17th at Daytona.

No plans have been announced, as of yet, for Gordon to compete in other Sprint Cup Series races during the remainder of the 2012 season.

Look for the full entry list for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 to be posted on Stock Car Spin later in the week.

Look for the full Toyota/Save Mart 350 entry list to be posted on Stock Car Spin later in the week.

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