NASCAR Updates: Reporter ‘Slaps’ John Cena, Chase Elliott Wins XFINITY Series, Jeff Gordon Racing Again?
Chase Elliott Wins XFINITY Series Race At Daytona
Rookie Chase Elliott may have crashed out of Sunday’s Daytona 500 race, but he managed to score a victory during the Powershares QQQ 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at the Daytona International Speedway over the weekend.
The race had been so intense that Elliott had reportedly ran out of gas during the cool-down lap. Meanwhile, runner-up Joey Logano was frustrated following the race that he just kept slamming his hands on his steering wheel. Towards the end, there was contact between Elliott’s No. 88 Chevrolet and Logano’s No. 22 Ford. It caused a deep dent on the right rear panel of Elliott’s Chevrolet. Meanwhile, Logano says the incident “killed my momentum.”
Will Jeff Gordon Be Racing Again?
Four-time champion Jeff Gordon decided to retire from NASCAR at the end of the 2015 season. Although it seems Gordon is looking to get behind another race car soon enough.
During a recent interview with Reuters, Gordon said he is open to the possibility of competing for the Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar race. And since one of the reasons he walked away from NASCAR was his health, particularly, his back, Gordon said the likelihood of him getting behind a race car again depends on his health condition.
“If I feel healthy enough with my back. Physically fit enough to handle the (high gravity forces) … make the lap times. It would be definitely be the goal,” he explained.
John Cena Gets Pony Tail Slapped By Fox Sports Reporter
WWE’s John Cena was having a great time last Sunday at the Daytona 500. He was even asked to drive the pace car during the race’s opening moments. And then came the slap.
Fox Sports reporter Jamie Little had been so busy covering the Daytona 500 she didn’t realize her pony tail had already slapped Cena in the face. It seems Cena emerged alright, though. He later tweeted, “For those who question my powers of complete stealth, ask @JamieLittleTV.”
Meanwhile, Little might consider working on a clip-on weaponized ponytail. If that happens, she promises to make Cena her “quality control consultant.”