Cowabunga! Jeff Gordon break-dancing?

September, 20, 2012
CONCORD, N.C. -- Here we go again. Jeff Gordon with another promise.

The four-time Sprint Cup champion made good on his last promise to bring back that not-so-GQ-ish mustache he donned in the early 1990s if he made the Chase.

[+] EnlargeJeff Gordon
David Newton/ESPN.comLeonardo of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fame will be on the hood of the No. 24 Chevy at the Oct. 13 Charlotte race.
He shaved the 'stache on Monday, a day after his title hopes took a major setback when the throttle stuck and turned a potential top-5 finish into a 35th that left him 47 points in the hole.

On Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, while introducing the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" paint scheme he will use in conjunction with his "Drive To End Hunger" program in the October race, Gordon promised to break-dance with TMNT's Leonardo in Victory Lane if he wins.

He even volunteered that his 2-year-old son, Leo, would break-dance with him.

"If I win, I will,'' Gordon said. "I mean, it might be light. I've got to teach Leo to dance. I've already shown I'm a man of my word. I can pull off a couple of little moves, and that maybe won't hurt me too bad.''

In case you didn't know, Gordon has been break-dancing since middle school. He went so far as to sneak into the school bathroom to practice because it wasn't allowed in the hallways.

To read the rest, check it out here on Newton's blog.

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ESPN Carolina Panthers reporter



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