Auto Racing

Hats Off for R. Gordon -- and Charity

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Robby Gordon is auctioning off the helmet he threw at Michael Waltrip , with all proceeds going to a relief fund for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Gordon started a one-week auction for the helmet yesterday on eBay, and by last night the bidding had reached $140,000. The winning bid will go to the Harrah's Employee Relief Fund.

"People started asking me almost immediately after the race if they could have my helmet, and rather than just giving it away, we'll use it to raise more money," Gordon said.

Gordon was fined a total of $35,000 and docked 50 driver points by NASCAR for retaliating against Waltrip during Sunday's race in New Hampshire.

After Waltrip wrecked him, Gordon first tried to hit Waltrip's car with his own. He then climbed from his car, walked through race traffic and tossed his helmet at Waltrip.

-- From News Services

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