Seven-time Martinsville Speedway winner Jeff Gordon took time out on Thursday to spend time with third and fourth graders at Patrick Henry Elementary School in Martinsville.
“It’s been a while since I’ve visited a school I don’t think I have since I’ve been a parent and I see it in a whole different perspective now.” Gordon said.
Gordon took time to go through several class rooms where the students were able to demonstrate what they are learning and the classrooms had prepared several special activities for Gordon to participate in.
Gordon was found playing Jeopardy with some students. For some reason all of Gordon’s math answers ended up amounting to 24. “Are all the answers 24? I think I’m going to like this game.” Gordon said while laughing.
The tour ended with Gordon in the library with several students. The students read to Gordon why they did or did not like the four-time champion. All but one student thought he was number one. After announcing that Gordon was not his number one driver, actually number two, Gordon was able to laugh about it. Kyle Busch was the number one driver for this student.
After leaving the school, Gordon headed to Chatmoss Country Club for a Champion’s Luncheon. Gordon took time after the great lunch to address members of the Martinsville and Henry County Chamber of Commerce and answer any questions they had.
One member asked what track was his favorite. After hesitation, everyone knew he wanted to say Martinsville, but he said Michigan was his.
Another member addressed his new child on the way. With his second child being a boy, Gordon was asked is he would like to see him become a racer also. Gordon summed it up by saying that he would support his children with anything they would like to do. Boy or girl.
Be sure to get your tickets for the Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 on March 28 at Martinsville Speedway.