Here we see a disguised NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon. Looking to save some cash, he walks into a used car dealership and gravitates towards a black Camaro out front. A helpful salesman comes out to greet him, and offers him a test drive. Little does he know what he’s in for.
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Jeff Gordon was fined $100,000 and 25 points for his deliberate retaliation toward Clint Bowyer during Sunday’s AdvoCare 500 at the Phoenix International Raceway.
Winter is coming – is your car ready? If you need a new set of windshield wipers to keep the snow from obscuring your view, now’s the time to pick some up, as Teflon has just announced a contest that could win you a trip to see a NASCAR race.
The contest, which is on now until November 30, gives you the chance to win an all-expenses-paid NASCAR 2012 weekend. It also includes VIP pit passes and the chance to meet Jeff Gordon.
In addition to the sweepstakes, Teflon is also running a special promotion on its windshield wipers. You can purchase Teflon SHIELD wiper blades at Advance Auto Parts stores for a special discounted price (buy one, get 50 percent off the second one), and a portion of the sale will be donated to the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation. You save money and you get to help a good cause – it’s a win-win situation.
To enter the contest, just fill out the form found on the Teflon NASCAR sweepstakes page.
NASCAR big boys, Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon attended a Chevrolet Volt Homecoming Parade in metro Detroit on August 18 as a part of the festivities surrounding the annual Woodward Dream Cruise.
Over 50 owners from 12 different states attended the even, with both Johnson and Gordon included in the pack as actual Volt owners. In pure racing fashion the duo waved flags to mark the start of the parade. Both NASCAR drivers spent plenty of time talking up the electric Chevy crowd at the parade.
“These cars are just another step in the right direction of going green. Hopefully the Volt will provoke more thought and change,”said Jimmie Johnson.
As for Jeff Gordon, he touched on how Chevrolet is always pushing the envelope in the right direction. “With Chevrolet celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, I can’t think of a better vehicle to show off the brand’s heritage and where it’s headed.”
Check out the video after the jump!
The Volt has found owners among luminaries like Jeff Gordon, Jay Leno, Stephen King and Alyssa Milano. ”I think it’s a great car,” said Leno in an interview with the LA Daily News. “I just like its environmental technology and it is American technology. I like the fact that it’s electric when you want it and gasoline (assisted) when you need it.”
GM previously enlisted other celebrities like Bill Nye, host of a popular children’s science program, to critique the car before it entered production. President Barack Obama also took the car for a famously short drive down the assembly line, but has yet to make the switch from his Cadillac limousine.
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NASCAR star Jeff Gordon will appear in the upcoming Pixar film Cars 2 as Jeff Gorvette, a Corvette C6.R, and his role will be more than just a cameo.
The Gorvette character (if it can be called that) will be positioned as a rival to protagonist Lightning McQueen. While the connection between NASCAR and Corvette Racing will be downplayed for the film, the ‘Vette will still wear Gordon’s signature #24.
Gordon won’t be the only NASCAR star in the movie either. Darrell Waltrip will be reprising his role as color commentator Darrell Cartrip, and will take the form of a 1980′s era NASCAR vehicle.
If people vote with their wallets then Jeff Gordon is more popular than Tony Stewart – at least according to the dollar values that cars driven by the two NASCAR racers fetched at the Barrett-Jackson auction.
Coming in at $181,500 was the 2007 Home Depot Monte Carlo that Tony Stewart won three races in, including the Banquet 400 at Kansas Speedway on Oct 1, 2006, the Bass Pro Shop 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on October 29, 2006, and the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 5, 2006.
Trumping Stewart was none other than Jeff Gordon who’s #24 2006 Monte Carlo fetched an astounding $550,000 – despite winning just two races. Gordon topped the podium at the USG Sheetrock 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on July 19, 2006 and the Bank of America 500 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway on October 13, 2007.
To be fair, the car also ran 14 times during that season with four top-five finishes and five top ten finishes.
Part of the Jeff Gordon allure may be that the car came with a “certified” Jeff Gordon winning SB2 358cid V8 race engine, along with extensive documentation, certificates of authenticity and even race day photos and videos.
All proceeds from both cars were donated to charities with Stewart’s car helping the Darrell Gwynn Foundation and Gordon’s car helping the Hendrick Marrow Program.