• Aug 30th 2011 at 4:54PM
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While we'd say most NASCAR drivers are famous for their overly aggressive, on-track fuel-conservation tactics, we wouldn't expect racing legends Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon to be all that concerned with fuel economy beyond the confines of the track. Turns out, we're wrong.

While Johnson and Gordon drive Chevy Impalas on the track, they are both proud owners of a Chevrolet Volt, as is Juan Pablo Montoya. As you can see in the "Faces of GM – NASCAR Stars on their Volts" clip after the jump, you'll hear Johnson say of the Volt, "...it's an efficient car and it works" and Gordon describe the plug-in's acceleration like this, "It takes off and puts you in the back seat." Admittedly, Johnson and Gordon talk of the Volt in a far-too-PR-ish sort of way, but the video is worthy of at least a glance. Wouldn't it be fun to see these guys say these sorts of things to Neil Cavuto?

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      • 8 Months Ago
      The life of a motorsports driver; salary of millions per year, free cars and so on. As a downside they have to donate a lot of free time to public relations to earn all the sponsorships.
      • 8 Months Ago
      Come on, they are sponsored by Chevy. Don't you have any automotive news?
      • 8 Months Ago
      I would have pegged them as more likely Tesla Roadster drivers myself. These guys like to eat, breath, sleep advertising(much like abg/aol) so perhaps they got a discount on a promotional vehicle?
      • 8 Months Ago
      I am more than sure Chevy gave them to them. Heck I would drive a Leaf if someone gave me one but that would be the only way I would have one.
      • 8 Months Ago
      Yea right GM took the bailout Obama give them .FORD did want it Bailouts
      • 8 Months Ago
      It may have something to do with the fact they race Chevys, and own Chevy dealerships.
      Sasparilla Fizz
      • 8 Months Ago
      This is great PR - anything to balance that news avenue on that same network that shows alot of Nascar races. That whole over the top hostility to the Leaf and the Volt (in particular) by News Corp outlets (and their oil company advertisers), makes me want one very bad just for spite of having our news media obviously manipulated for corporate interests.
      • 8 Months Ago
      You didn't quote Jeff Gordon properly, he said IT PUTS YOU BACK IN THE SEAT.
      • 8 Months Ago
      It is not an analogy and I make clear I do not mean to make any comparisons, but those green flags are not the best thing to be waving around these days... have they watched the news lately?
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