Parents of Racer Robby Gordon Found Dead

Corrections & clarifications: An earlier version of this story misidentified the female found dead at the home of Robby Gordon’s father.)

The father of racecar driver Robby Gordon and his wife were found dead at their Southern California home Wednesday, according to the Orange County coroner.

What led to the deaths of Bob Gordon, 68, and Sharon Gordon, 57 ”had not been ruled one way or another,” Orange County Supervising Deputy Coroner Kelly Keyes told USA TODAY Sports. Keyes said autopsies were scheduled to be conducted Thursday.

Police in Orange, Calif, received a 911 call from a neighbor at  5 p.m. on Wednesday that reported there were two bodies inside the Gordons' residence, Orange police Lt. Fred Lopez siad in a statement. Officers located a rifle inside the home, Lopez said.

"There is no cause of death at this time," Lopez said.

Gordon, 47, is a former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver and owner. He won three Sprint Cup races in a career that spanned parts of 19 seasons.  Known as one of the most versatile drivers of his era, Gordon is an accomplished off-road racer and started the Indy 500 10 times.

He is currently a driver-owner in the Stadium Super Trucks series.

One of Bob Gordon's daughters, Beccy Hunter-Reay, is married to Verizon IndyCar Series driver Ryan Hunter-Reay.
 


JOIN THE CONVERSATION

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment