A six-time off-road champion, Cerritos, Calif. native Robby Gordon moved to sports cars in 1990, winning five GTO races in 1991 and a Trans-Am race in 1992. He got his first taste of Indy cars in 1993, driving for A.J. Foyt. Gordon then went on to win four CART poles and races at Detroit and Phoenix in 1995. He also had success in the International Race of Champions, finishing second in the series in 1996 and 1997.