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When NASCAR Legend Jeff Gordon Failed Miserably at His Kanye West Impersonation

Published 11/09/2022, 10:55 AM EST

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If you thought someone like Jeff Gordon could do just about everything, you’d be right. But if you think the four-time NASCAR Cup champion can do everything, you’d be wrong.

Especially when it comes to his rapping talents.


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Back in 2016, a freshly retired Gordon sat down for an interview with FOX Sports, the former Hendrick Motorsports driver tried his hand at reciting some of the lyrics to a Kanye West number.

And it’s safe to say that Gordon failed. Quite miserably.

It’s also worth mentioning that Kanye West once released a song with Jay Z in which he compared himself to Jeff Gordon.

The lyrics went like this, I’m about to hit that Jeff Gordon (Ayy!), Michael Jordan, the only one more important (Ayy!)

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Jeff Gordon claims Chase Elliott is frustrated by the lack of respect from his peers

Inarguably, the turning point for Chase Elliott in the championship race in Phoenix was when he got spun around after contact with another championship hopeful, Ross Chastain.

Speaking about this incident, Jeff Gordon described how Elliott was feeling about what happened, a question that the #9 driver chose to ignore in a post-race interview.


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“I love the way Chase Elliott races, a lot of integrity, earns a lot of respect with his competitors,” Gordon said. “It’s just frustrating him because he doesn’t feel like he gets raced the same way in return.”

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The four-time Cup champion described he’s proud of his driver and the #9 HMS team for putting in “a heck of a year.” 


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“They were in a great position to give Joey Logano a run for his money for the championship,” Gordon added. “Those guys, Joey and Penske, congrats to them, they did a fantastic job, not only this year but certainly today, they earned it.”




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Shaharyar is a NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for a better part of the decade. While Kyle Busch is always his first pick, he also considers Kyle Larson a legend in the making.

Edited By: Nizamul Haque Bhuyan