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Racer Robby Gordon's Parents Found Dead

| by Michael Doherty
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The bodies of ex-NASCAR racer Robby Gordon's parents were found at their California home in what investigators suspect was a murder-suicide.

Police are reportedly not looking for a suspect in the case. Robby Gordon, a well-known race car driver, reportedly owned the Orange County home in which the bodies were found, according to Jalopnik.

The remains were discovered after a family friend called 911 for someone to check on the home. Once inside, police found the bodies of a 68-year-old man and a 57-year-old woman, notes The Orange County Register.

An unidentified weapon was also found in the home. The investigation is reportedly ongoing.

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The deaths of Bob Gordon and Sharon Gordon, Robby’s father and stepmother, have not yet “been ruled one way or another,” according to Orange County Supervising Deputy Coroner Kelly Keyes, who added that autopsies would be conducted on Sept. 15, USA Today reports.

Robby, 47, is a well-known off-road racer who is currently a driver and owner in the Stadium Super Trucks series. He is also a former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver and owner, who won three Sprint Cup races. He has started the Indy 500 10 times during his 19-season career.

Robby’s off-road racing team, Stadium Super Trucks, is scheduled to race in Costa Mesa on the weekend of Sept. 17.

Bob, who had referred to himself on Twitter as an “Off-Road Racer & Proud Papa,” was a former off-road racer who had been known as “Baja Bob,” according to Heavy.

Robby’s sister, Beccy Gordon, is also involved in the racing world and is married to driver Ryan Hunter-Reay. She gave birth to a baby boy in early September, according to The Washington Post.

Sources: USA Today, Jalopnik, The Washington Post, Orange County Register, Heavy / Photo credit: Chile_Satelital/Flickr

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