By Ashley Dunkak
CBS DETROIT – NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon made a fantastic Pepsi commercial a while back when he took an ostensibly unsuspecting salesman on a wild test drive. Later, a writer exposed the ad as a fake, saying Gordon was not actually driving, all parties were actors, etc.
Well, Gordon decided to get back at that writer.
Lured by the prospect of test driving the new Corvette Z06 – understandable enough – the writer flew out to Charlotte, North Carolina, for the assignment. When he got in the cab, however, his trip took an interesting turn.
Gordon, made up to be grungy and suspicious-looking, complete with a noticeable neck tattoo, begins chit-chatting in a drawl with his passenger and mentions casually that he did some time. As the drive continues, a police car comes into the rear view mirror, and Gordon starts talking about how it makes him nervous when cops are behind him.
The cab gets pulled over, and as officers bark instructions, Gordon bangs on the steering wheel and swears, refusing to unlock the doors or roll down the windows as requested. The writer starts to look nervous.
Then Gordon pretends to snap and grabs the shifter to put the car back in drive.
“I can’t go back, man,” Gordon says. “I can’t go f—— back!”
Now the writer is totally freaked out. He started banging on the glass, hollering, “No! No!” and kicking the barrier between the back seat and front seat. He is trying to use his phone but seems to be failing miserably.
Then, of course, the car chase ensues. Enjoy.
If the previous prank was fake, Gordon more than made up for it.