NASCAR: Babes, Bordeaux & Billy Bobs

How I Learned to Love NASCAR and not to Hate Superstar Jeff Gordon

Forget the race, creed and color thing. There is no sharper distinction among the citizens of the world than this: those who care passionately about cars and those who barely know a Buick from a bagel. Just so you know up front, they picked the wrong guy to write this story. Did not take auto shop in high school, never bought a can of STP, never watched a car race. And here I am on my way to Tennessee for the first of three NASCAR races in four weeks. The mission is to meet Jeff Gordon, the 27-year-old stock-car-racing superstar who...

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