Jeff Gordon says a gay NASCAR driver would be accepted

Thu. April 10, 2014 7:34 AM by

Jeff Gordon says a gay NASCAR driver would be accepted.

The 42-year-old Gordon made his comments during an appearance on Larry King Now.

Gordon, who drives the No. 24 Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, was answering social media questions from fans when host Larry King decided to throw in an extra question.

"It's not on the list but I got to ask," King said. "Would a gay driver be accepted?"

"I think if they had talent and they earned the right to be here and could do everything, you know, that it takes to be a top driver, I don't see any reason why," Gordon responded. "I think anybody would be accepted in this sport, if they have talent and can do the job." 

Gordon, who is married to Ingrid Vandebosch, was the recent subject of a fake The Daily Currant story which claimed that he was in a relationship with fellow stock car racing driver Stephen Rhodes.

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