On September 10th, 4-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion and Canadian Motor Speedway track designer, Jeff Gordon toured Toronto, Ontario, Canada as part of NASCAR’s ‘Chase Across North America’ Media Tour. First at the top level of the CN Tower where he held a press conference and answered questions about the Chase, a fifth championship and also designing the Canadian Motor Speedway. After he walked on the famous glass floor – looking down 1200 ft to the ground!
Next was an appearance at Yonge-Dundas Square with NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champion Scott Steckly and autograph session with the fans. The Hockey Hall of Fame visit was a perfect way to bring together many Canadians’ favourite sports – hockey and motorsports! Pictures on Twitter of Jeff taking a few shots on net and selfies with the Stanley Cup captured some of the highlights of Jeff’s time in Toronto. Last stop was an autograph session at a Canadian Tire store. All of this by 3pm, then off to an ESPN appearance and a dinner in Chicago with the 16 Chase Challengers and team owners.
The 16 NASCAR Challengers for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship were spread out across the United States, Mexico and Jeff was in Toronto. We may be bias about Jeff and Canada, but think that Jeff probably had the coolest day of them all. Here are a few links to some of the media coverage from today’s events in Toronto with mentions of Canadian Motor Speedway:
GLOBAL NEWS ran a segment on Jeff Gordon, his run for a 5th championship and CMS. This video also features Erik Tomas from Raceline Radio and CMS Media Consultant:
THE TORONTO SUN:
SportsNet The FAN 590 Radio, featuring Raceline Radio’s Erik Tomas will have complete coverage in his weekly show, but here are a few audio clips of Jeff Gordon from the press conference:
Photos by: Erik Tomas, @NASCARonTSN, @JeffGordonWeb.