Over his legendary NASCAR Sprint Cup career, Jeff Gordon has occasionally run afoul of the NASCAR officials. One thing Gordon - and every other driver - has learned, though, is the officials win every argument by default. If Mike Helton says the sky is green, well guess what? It's green.
Gordon will get his chance to officiate a race and make the rules on August 23rd, right here in the great state of Georgia. No, he won't be at one of our legendary race tracks like Atlanta Motor Speedway, Gresham Motorsports Park, or Dixie Speedway, but rather at the Georgia Aquarium. And it won't be an automobile race he will be overseeing, but rather a dolphin race.
Yes, a dolphin race.
To help promote the September 2 Advocare 500 at AMS - a race Gordon won in 2011 - the four-time Sprint Cup champ will be at the Aquarium to meet with media and fans, as well as seeing which dolphin is fastest. NASCAR's media corps will have their crack at Gordon beginning at 11:45 a.m, with the Dolphin Race taking place at 1. The Dolphin Race isn't open to the general public, but Gordon will have a 30-minute Q&A session with fans at 2:15.
It should be an enjoyable day for all, though the dolphins could find themselves subject to some pent-up resentment from Gordon. "So this is what all this power is like? (Insert an evil sorcerer's laugh here.)" Don't be surprised if the dolphins are subject to a pre-and-post-race inspection that dwarfs that of Gordon's No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy Impala at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on Labor Day Weekend.