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Guilty Pleasures Monday – Jeff Gordon

I’m back from the RT BookReviews Convention in lovely Columbus, Ohio. I had such a nice time there and it was wonderful to meet those of you who attended or were in the area for the book fair! I’ll have some photos from the event as well as more author interviews over the next few weeks.

But today it’s back to our Guilty Pleasures!

I know lots of you are NASCAR fans and so here is a familar face for you – Jeff Gordon!

This shot is from one of those first Pepsi spots featuring Jeff. Jeff is currently sitting in 10th place in the SPRINT Cup Series, but just 5 points behind the leader Jimmie Johnson (another cutie from what I can tell!).

I can’t wait to see how it turns out, but look for more NASCAR cuties in the future.

Also, take a moment to stop by and visit with my friend Barbara Vey and see some photos from the Street Party that my friends and I hosted at the convention on Saturday morning. It was packed and it was awesome to meet so many people! I’m the one in the white t-shirt all the way to the bottom right in the photo. You can click here or follow this link also:
http://www.publishersweekly.com/blog/Beyond_Her_Book/32349-RT_Regency_Bingo_and_Romantic_Cocktails.php

Guilty Pleasures Monday Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon Copyright Nascar Used under Fair Use ProvisionsThanks 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

And in case you want to check out the other NASCAR hotties, you can click here or cut and paste this link into your browser:
http://www.nascar.com/drivers/list/cup/dps/

Do you like NASCAR? Have a favorite driver? Let me know who!