The father and stepmother of former NASCAR driver Robby Gordon died yesterday in an apparent murder-suicide
Police responded to an Orange, California home owned by Gordon on the 1400 block of North Kennymead Street at approximately 5 p.m. Wednesday, after a family friend requested a welfare check. Inside, they discovered the bodies of 68-year old Robert Gordon and his wife Sharon, 57. A weapon was discovered inside the home and authorities say the deaths appear to be a murder-suicide.
Gordon is a three-time winner in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, most recently winning a pair of road course events at Sonoma and Watkins Glen in 2003, while driving for Richard Childress Racing. In recent seasons, he has raced on the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Series, which he also owns.