I think Jeff Gordon will be OK to race on Sunday.

Yesterday Gordon – who wrenched his already-injured back in a horrific crash at Watkins Glen on Monday – rode the Millennium Force roller coaster at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio. But Gordon’s rapidly-healing back is not the news here.

A fan recorded this video of Gordon during a question-and-answer session at the park.

Around the 7:30 mark Gordon is asked if he is happy that Kyle Busch has become the most hated man in NASCAR. Gordon said that he wouldn’t wish that upon anybody, but laughed and said, "He did bring it upon himself." The audience laughed, too. Gordon then added, "People love him because of him being a jerk." The second comment drew a few "Ohs" from the crowd. Gordon tried to explain the comment, but the audio is drowned out by the crowd’s reaction. Gordon’s point, I think, was that some fans love a jerk.


Jeff Gordon takes front seat at Cedar Point (Sandusky Register)