Jeff Gordon might want to cool it on the highway.

The NASCAR legend, like all NASCAR fans, is pumped for the upcoming Daytona 500. But Gordon probably should pump the brakes, as his excitement apparently caused him to treat a public road like a back straightaway Friday afternoon.

Gordon tweeted an apology to a “kind man” who flipped him off for making an aggressive pass. But was old No. 24’s apology sincere?

You be the judge:

FOX Sports, which Gordon does NASCAR broadcasting work for, easily had the best response to the story.


By the way: What is it with former Hendrick Motorsports drivers getting flipped off on the highway?

Hard to fault Gordon for being excited for Daytona, as the NASCAR season opener — which takes place Feb. 18 — will kick off what should be a fascinating season for many of the sport’s drivers.

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