F1 teams courted Jeff Gordon

There are 7 comments on the F1-live.com story from Sep 11, 2008, titled F1 teams courted Jeff Gordon. In it, F1-live.com reports that:

Multiple NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon has revealed he was courted by teams about switching over to Formula One some years ago.

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Sam

Grand Island, NE

#1 Sep 11, 2008
When he traded places with Juan Pablo I got so excited I don't recall if it was at testing or not. If it was a test he must not have passed it because he stayed in Nascar.
Junior Nation

United States

#2 Sep 11, 2008
Sam wrote:
When he traded places with Juan Pablo I got so excited I don't recall if it was at testing or not. If it was a test he must not have passed it because he stayed in Nascar.
Of course he would stay with NASCAR. Dang, NASCAR is where the money is. Why do you think so many open wheelers want to switch to NASCAR? For the big money.

Since: Mar 08

Sterling, IL

#3 Sep 11, 2008
Sam wrote:
When he traded places with Juan Pablo I got so excited I don't recall if it was at testing or not. If it was a test he must not have passed it because he stayed in Nascar.
It wasn't a test JPM and JG switched cars and both ran around the track. I think for media and fun.
http://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/news...

Actually Jeff would have been one rich puppy in F-1 but if he couldn't get on the best teams no sense in going there. At least that's what the ex f-1 drivers say.

Since: Mar 08

Sterling, IL

#4 Sep 11, 2008
Junior Nation wrote:
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Of course he would stay with NASCAR. Dang, NASCAR is where the money is. Why do you think so many open wheelers want to switch to NASCAR? For the big money.
Hey there how are ya today?
Nascartoon

Novi, MI

#5 Sep 11, 2008
Sam wrote:
When he traded places with Juan Pablo I got so excited I don't recall if it was at testing or not. If it was a test he must not have passed it because he stayed in Nascar.
Actually, Juan Pablo and others who were there, were quite impressed with how quickly Jeff was picking up on the car. Just because he took advantage of a great opportunity, doesn't mean he was considering switching series. JPM also did a pretty impressive job in JG's 24 car, which may seem like not much of a big deal now, but at the time he had little to no experience in stock cars.
Junior Nation

United States

#6 Sep 11, 2008
LGR wrote:
<quoted text>Hey there how are ya today?
Marvelous.. Just about ready to end my day and head off to my Son's football practice.
pete

AOL

#8 Sep 12, 2008
jeff knows that nascar has seen better days !and he was asked to drive f-1 5 years ago!

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