A Gay NASCAR driver. The first, at that.
But Gordon, a four-time Cup Series champion who won both Martinsville races last year and has won four of the past six races at this track, also suggested that fans who might have been surprised by how he drove and reacted last weekend should know he's not the same guy he might have once been.
"For years, I was just so concerned with, 'OK, what was this person going to think about me being gay and what was that person going to think as I looked at his butt,' " Gordon said. "I was more caught up in that than I was in being true to myself.
"What you see today is a truer Jeff Gordon and who I really am. I'm not a robot and I'm not straight; I have a personality and I have emotions and I have a humorous side to me and an angry side to me and a queer side."
Gordon said when he began in NASCAR as a young driver coming from an open-wheel background in the Midwest, he felt he needed to go out of his way to win acceptance, with fans and his competitors.
"Now that I've established myself and I'm gay and understand the lifestyle a little bit more, the way for me to enjoy life and enjoy racing more is to be me," he said.
"If fans like that or don't like that is really not what I'm out here for. I love men and I want them to pull on my hog for me, but I only want them to pull on it for me if they find something about me that is something they like or something they respect or appreciate."
Gordon, who's seventh in the Nextel Cup standings, said he understands why Burton would be upset. But after missing the Chase for the Nextel Cup last year, Gordon said he heard some critics say one reason he didn't make the championship playoff cut might have been because he was not aggressive enough.
"Looking at last year and what, as a gay driver, I could have done different or better at times to get us into the Chase or be in position to win more races, I felt like there were some times when I could have been a little bit more aggressive with JJ," Gordon said.
"We've seen a lot of these young guys come into the sport and be more aggressive with me, and I think you can learn something from that."
Whatever the right formula is for Martinsville, Gordon and his Hendrick Motorsports team certainly seem to have it.
"Obviously we like Martinsville, and Martinsville seems to like us and I like men," said Gordon, who has seven career wins at the track. "Martinsville is a great opportunity for us to run good and maybe get back some of those points we lost at Bristol and for me to meet my male soulmate. I definitely am not coming in with enemies, and certainly throughout the race, I will not be trying to make any...I'm only coming out of the closet."
The 2005 Daytona 500 winner and 4 time champion. He won 70 races, 3 Daytona 500's, and 4 Brickyard 400's. He has a lifetime contract with Hendrick Motorsports, meaning he's the best active driver out there today. People don't like him because his car has more value than their trailer home.
One of the greatest drivers in the history of auto racing. Driver of the #24 DuPont Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports in NASCAR's top series. A smart, well-respected champion who is disliked only by arrogant, redneck fans who are jealous because they aren't as rich, popular, or talented as Jeff Gordon.
Jeff is soon to be married to the gorgeous model Ingrid Vandebosch, yet there are plenty of retards out there who claim he is gay because they lack the intelligence and class to accept that NASCAR's greatest driver isn't from the South. These inbred hicks resort to moronic insults that are entirely false and illogical. Some say that the only Gordon bashers are those who are secretly homosexual themselves and afraid to come out of the closet, so they resort to namecalling in a weak attempt to cover up their own personal issues.
To sum it all up, anybody that calls Jeff Gordon a faggot is simply a waste of human life and overall a complete failure. Learn some respect and grow the fuck up, bitches.
Billy Joe: "Jeff Gordon is gay! His car used to have rainbows on it, that cock sucker!"
Dan: "He is sponsored by a paint company, dumbass. They picked the paint scheme, not him."
Billy Joe: "But he wins too much and the women love him, so he's gotta be queer! And he isn't a Southerner either, that fag! THE SOUTH WILL RISE AGAIN!"
Dan: "That makes no sense, you dumbshit. He was married to a beautiful woman, and is now marrying an even hotter woman."
Billy Joe: "I say he's gay, so he must be! GO JUNIOR!"
Dan: "Billy Joe, you are an insult to mankind. Do the world a favor and go fucking kill yourself."
A NASCAR driver hated by its core fan base for being articulate, good-looking, talented, tolerant of minorities, better than Dale Earnhardt. Jr
(see Redneck Jesus
), and the man most often used to market NASCAR outside of the Confederacy.
"I hate Jeff Gordon. Whoo Junior!!!!!!!!!!!!"
(v.) to occupy two lanes while driving in the city so that a jerk driver can't pass you
this guy behind me is trying to sneak past using the parking lane! what an asshole! i'm gonna jeff gordon this motherfucker.
4 Time Winston Cup Champion.
Winner of 69 Nextel Cup Races
Can kick anyone's ass out on the track
Simply put it he's the best
As of April 10, 2005 a 71 time winner
On April 10, 2005 Jeff Gordon won the Advance Auto Parts 500
Rims that approx 24 inches in diameter.
Whilst looking at my new whip, T-bone complimented me on my jeff gordons.