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NASCAR Driver Jeff Gordon Gets the Disney Treatment on “Mickey and the Roadster Racers”

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Jeff Gordon lends his voice to the latest Disney Channel series, along with fellow NASCAR racers Jimmie Johnson and Danica Patrick

Jeff Gordon and his Disney Counterpart Gordon GearPhoto: The Walt Disney Company

Jeff Gordon and his Disney Counterpart Gordon Gear
Photo: The Walt Disney Company

You might expect to see NASCAR stars like Jeff Gordon racing across your television screen on channels like FOX Sports or ESPN, while you might not expect to see them on the Disney Channel. Nevertheless, that is precisely where Gordon is heading to in a rather unexpected role.

Jeff Gordon is set to voice a character on Disney’s new series Mickey and the Roadster Racers.

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Mickey and the Roadster Racers, which premiered on the Disney Junior channel earlier this year, revolves around a series of wacky races across the globe that Mickey and his pals participate in. While racing across the finish line, the members of the Mickey Mouse Club also learn about the different countries in which the races take place. Seeing as the show is automotive-themed, Disney decided to reach out to celebrities with some experience on the racetrack. One of these celebrities was NASCAR star Jeff Gordon.

Gordon is set to guest star in several episodes of the program as racer Gordon Gear. Gordon describes his character as a “handsome” racecar driver with a sleek roadster.

Gordon obviously considers himself to be one "hot dog" Photo: The Walt Disney Company

Gordon obviously considers himself to be one “hot dog”
Photo: The Walt Disney Company

Gordon agreed to guest star on the show because of the positive messages that it teaches younger audiences.

“What I like to see is shows that are fun and exciting; interesting, but also have great messaging,” Gordon says. “And that’s what I think Mickey and his gang do so well.”

You can watch the entire interview with Gordon in the video below:

This isn’t Gordon’s first time at the Disney rodeo, either. In fact, Gordon voiced a rodeo clown in the Disney series Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero. Before that, Gordon made a small cameo in the Disney/Pixar film Cars 2 as the anthropomorphic Chevrolet vehicle Jeff Gorvette.

Now that's what I call commitment to your brand Photo: Disney/Pixar

Now that’s what I call commitment to your brand
Photo: Disney/Pixar

As far as star-studded appearances from NASCAR drivers on Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Gordon isn’t alone. Two of his fellow racers, Jimmie Johnson and Danica Patrick, are also set to appear as guest stars on the show. Johnson will voice racer “Jumping” Jiminy Johnson, while Patrick’s character is also a racer named Danni Sue.

Jimmie Johnson as racer "Jumping" Jiminy JohnsonPhoto: The Walt Disney Company

Jimmie Johnson as racer “Jumping” Jiminy Johnson
Photo: The Walt Disney Company

You can catch a glimpse of their Disneyfied personas in the video below:

Other celebrity guest stars outside of the world of NASCAR slated to appear on Mickey and the Roadster Racers include automotive enthusiast Jay Leno and another Gordon: Chef Gordon Ramsay.

Because who doesn’t want to see Ramsay yell at Goofy for messing up his Beef Wellington recipe?

"This duck is so undercooked that he's still yelling at me!" Photo: The Fox Broadcasting Co.

“This duck is so under-cooked that he’s still yelling at me incoherently!”
Photo: The Fox Broadcasting Co.

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News Sources: USA Today Sports, Beyond the Flag


Zachary Berry currently resides in the Dayton, Ohio area. However, he enjoys traveling from place to place, as he was born in Oklahoma City and has also lived in Albuquerque and Orlando (such is the life of a military brat). Zachary graduated from Ohio University with a major in Strategic Communication, which is fancy talk for advertising and public relations. Beginning his career at The News Wheel as a lowly intern, he was able to climb his way to the top, eventually claiming his place within the last cubicle on the left. Other jobs that Zachary has held include driving around a safari truck at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. When he’s not putting his nose to the grindstone, Zachary enjoys watching and critiquing movies and television. See more articles by Zachary.