By Chad Simon
Jeff Gordon: His Dream, Drive & Destiny will go on sale October 18, and will also be available for purchase at both the PRI and SEMA Shows.
Jeff Gordon, four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and current FOX NASCAR broadcast analyst, will headline the PRI Grand Opening Breakfast, Thursday, December 8, 2016, in Indianapolis, where his first-ever authorized biography will be available for sale. Scheduled for release October 18, the book will also be sold at SEMA Gear locations throughout the 2016 SEMA Show.
“I purposely waited until I retired from driving so the book would encompass my entire career,” Gordon said. “People are going to be able to read about me like they’ve never read about me before.”
Gordon’s biography, entitled Jeff Gordon: His Dream, Drive & Destiny is written by Joe Garner, the five-time The New York Times bestselling author of And The Crowd Goes Wild and 100 Yards of Glory. The foreward is written by Tom Cruise, American actor, filmmaker and NASCAR fan.
For more than a year, Garner interviewed and observed Gordon at races, special events and at home. The book is based on extensive interviews with Gordon, as well as in-depth interviews with dozens of family members, friends, competitors and colleagues, some of whom have never gone on the record before. Gordon speaks candidly about his childhood, his much-publicized divorce, those he competed against, his family and life after racing. This fully illustrated hardcover biography will allow privileged access to a wealth of exclusive unseen and rare material from Gordon’s personal photo and memorabilia collection.
“What truly impressed me in the making of this book is the time Jeff invested,” Garner said. “There are so many books with very little time invested by the drivers, but Jeff gave me unparalleled access at the race track, at special events and at his home over the past 15 months.”
The 192-page hardcover biography retails for $39.95, and is now available for pre-order, or it can be purchased at SEMA Gear locations throughout the 2016 SEMA Show.
Three excerpts from the book can be read online: