Jeff Gordon publishing first authorized biography

Jeff Gordon
Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon, four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and current FOX NASCAR broadcast analyst, is publishing his first-ever authorized biography in October.

"I purposely waited until I retired from driving so the book would encompass my entire career," says Gordon.

"People are going to be able to read about me like they've never read about me before." The authorized biography, "Jeff Gordon: His Dream, Drive & Destiny" is being written by Joe Garner, the five-time New York Times bestselling author of such popular hardcover collections as "And The Crowd Goes Wild" and "100 Yards of Glory."

Gordon and Garner first worked together in 2006 on the multimedia book titled "Speed, Guts, & Glory," about landmark moments in NASCAR history. Garner was given unprecedented access.

"What truly impressed me in the making of this book is the time Jeff invested. 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," says Garner.

The book is based on those 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.

"He put nothing off-limits and encouraged the people to speak honestly," says Garner.

"And Jeff speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about his childhood, his much publicized divorce, those he competed against, his family, and life after racing." "Jeff Gordon: His Dream, Drive & Destiny" is scheduled to be released on October 18th, 2016.

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