Video purports to show Jeff Gordon in high speed chase with California police

Jeff Gordon's FOX debut has attracted a lot of attention. Speeding to FOX Studios, this police chase ends with a surprising twist.
Jeff Gordon's FOX debut has attracted a lot of attention. Speeding to FOX Studios, this police chase ends with a surprising twist.
Jeff Gordon’s FOX debut has attracted a lot of attention. Speeding to FOX Studios, this police chase ends with a surprising twist.

A video released Tuesday reportedly shows recently retired NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon in a high speed chase on the freeways of Los Angeles while members of the California Highway Patrol follow. NASCAR fans can relax however as the video is not only staged, by has a happy ending.

Tuesday’s video prank isn’t the first involving Gordon. Back in 2013 a video surfaced that showed Gordon allegedly pranking a car salesperson. A year later another video debuted that showed Gordon slipping into the role of a fugitive cab driver. That prank sought playful revenge of an automotive writer who had accused Gordon of being part of a deliberate staged video with the car salesperson. There is little doubt that the video released isn’t staged.

This latest video was produced by Gordon’s new employer Fox Sports. Gordon, a California native, raced for Hendrick Motorsports from November 1992 until the end of last season, winning four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships (1995, 1997, 1998 and 2001), 92 races and 80 pole positions. Gordon, named one of “NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers” in 1998, sits third behind only NASCAR Hall of Fame drivers Richard Petty (200) and David Pearson (105) in all-time victories, is a three-time Daytona 500 champion and record five-time Brickyard 400 winner.

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