Thursday, October 2, 2008

Jeff Gordon Shows Off New Colors

Posted by Jarvis Holliday On 10/02/2008 No comments
This morning on the Today Show, Jeff Gordon unveiled the new paint scheme for his No. 24 Dupont Chevrolet. He'll be driving it for the 2009 season and it's only the third time in 16 years he's changed his paint scheme. It's a pretty major change--he added black and ditched the blue and now the car looks a little more badass. He'll need a new nickname now, though, because Rainbow Warrior doesn't quite fit anymore. Plus, the sound of Rainbow Warrior was never very intimidating. Speaking of, I bet some fans of the late Dale Earnhardt are going to say that Gordon's trying to be more like The Intimidator (black Chevy No. 3).

Gordon, like many NASCAR drivers, lives in Charlotte. When I attended Hendrick Motorsports' Media Day at the start of the season, one of the reporters asked him about the new house he's building here. He already has a mansion on Lake Norman. Plus, a hot wife. All NASCAR drivers have hot wives. It's like it's a rule or something. (Man Law?) I guess they really love trophies.

His teammate, Jimmie Johnson, can currently be seen on Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel on HBO for about two more weeks (each episode runs for a month). The segment on Johnson was taped in Charlotte at his home and at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

Gordon and Johnson are a lot alike. Both aren't like your typical drivers. They're more metropolitan than mechanic. But Johnson has been the better driver over the last three years. With his win last weekend, he moved to the top spot in the Chase, trying to make it three consecutive championships. Gordon is currently sixth; but his wife is hotter.


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