“I’d like to thank God, Pepsi and Fritos.”

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Okay… there are some things that don’t translate universally from NASCAR to the rest of Planet Earth. Jeff Gordon’s legendary Victory Lane opener, for instance, which forms the title of this piece, has resonated for over a decade in the file marked: “What the actual $*#!!! were you thinking?”

Then again, dear old Jeff may be one of the most storied drivers in NASCAR history but he’s many, many miles behind the likes of Tony Stewart, either of the Dale Earnhardts or even the Busch brothers when it comes to sparkling wit and repartee. Cue a new section of this blog before too long: Quote of the Day.

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