Robby Gordon Finishes Third in Dakar Rally

Robby Gordon may be one of the more exasperating drivers in Cup and the guy everyone loves to blame any time there’s any sort of wreck within 3.2 miles of a NASCAR race, but, evidence seems to indicate that the man can drive.

Okay, so he can get a little squirrelly sometimes when there are other cars in the immediate vicinity … but still — you don’t win three Cup races and finish third in a gruelling stage race against some of best off-road racers in the world unless you bring something other than luck to the table.