Thanks to my friend Fannie for the inspiration for this Monday’s Guilty Pleasures – Jeff Gordon.
Now Jeff is a familiar face from a number of television commercials as are several of the other NASCAR drivers, but did you know this about Jeff — he is a four-time NASCAR Winston Cup (now Sprint Cup) Series champion and a three-time Daytona 500 winner! (I bet Fannie knew that though 😉 )
What else? Jeff began racing at the age of five with quarter midgets, a type of car that is 1/4 the size of a midget race car and can go from 30 to 70 mph. And to imagine that I didn’t want to let my teenager behind the wheel of a full size car!
On the track, Jeff races for Hendrick Motorsports team driving a Chevrolet (Go Chevy!). For more on Jeff, you can visit his bio at the NASCAR page: http://www.nascar.com/drivers/dps/jgordon00/cup
Do you like NASCAR? Have a favorite driver? Let me know who!