Jeff Gordon Going to Brazil with Schumacher, Massa, Kannan, Meira

al asifyouknowSenior Analyst INovember 26, 2008

This is what I call a racing "Royalty Only" club.   There are no bums hanging out with that group. 

NASCAR star Jeff Gordon and his counterparts in racing royalty from F1 will be participating in a kart race put together by Felipe Massa to help flood victims in southern Brazil.

Could there be another side to this story? Probably not, but I'm going to let my hyperactive imagination take this article over.

Seven-time F1 champion Michael Schumacher is an adviser and test driver for Ferrari.  He also is a goodwill representative for Formula 1. 

This could be an opportunity for F1 to have a conversation with Mr. Gordon about the possibility of him driving a Formula car without causing much media scrutiny.

Formula One is missing one of the wealthiest markets in the world, the USA.  There is no F1 race here, nor do any American drivers or American teams participate.  Jeff Gordon in one of those cars would certainly set up a much needed Formula 1 race in the USA.

I can just hear NASCAR fans saying, “this writer lost his mind".  Well maybe so, but Jeff Gordon could probably drive anything you put him in, he is that talented, agreed?

Maybe Mr. Gordon is ready for a new challenge.  After all, as four-time champion, what else does he need to prove in NASCAR? 

All great champions have one thing in common, once they get to the top they look for another hill to climb.

Well there you go, that is what I think is behind his trip to Brazil.  Of course the reality is that Jeff Gordon is just a great humanitarian, just an all-around good guy who is going to South America to help his friends with their charity.