December 2003 Random News

Bright Lights, Big City
NEW YORK, N.Y. (December 4)- - Jeff Gordon's week in New York City leading up to the awards banquet included a book signing as well as multiple TV appearances. Gordon began December 2 with an appearance on "The Today Show" on NBC. Later that day he signed copies of "Racing Back To The Front- My Memoir" at Borders near Wall St. On Wednesday, he appeared on "Live with Regis and Kelly" as part of a five-day special featuring NASCAR drivers in the kitchen. Between banter with Regis Philbin, he attempted to cook up "fast lane lasagna." A different driver will be featured each day on "Live with Regis and Kelly" during the week of the awards banquet. Monday's guest was 2003 Winston Cup champion Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson stopped by on Tuesday, Gordon was the kitchen guest on Wednesday, Tony Stewart will appear on Thursday, and Kevin Harvick stops by on Friday to share his culinary expertise. Later on Wednesday, Gordon taped an episode of "Centerstage" with Michael Kay for a future airing on the Yes Network. At Friday night's awards banquet, Gordon accepted honors for his fourth place points finish along with a sizable check for over $1 million.

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