For the better part of 30 years, Brendan Baker has been involved in the automotive aftermarket and racing industry in some capacity, including the last 11 years at Engine Builder magazine. Brendan’s aftermarket career started in high school working for his father's auto parts store in Akron, Ohio. He has worked many areas of the industry from counterman to technician and earned his certification as a racing mechanic in 1989. He has worked for several racing schools and teams at various levels, including being an owner/driver of a semi-professional racing team. In his free time he enjoys riding his motorcycle and racing go-karts.
Revenge can be a sweet thing, especially if it involves a journalist who wrote a story that pretty much debunked a certain viral-style video you made last year with a rather large soft-drinks company.
That is basically what Jeff Gordon and the folks at Pepsi were thinking when they decided to release a new video called Test Drive 2. Last year, Gordon and Pepsi made a wildly popular viral video that depicted the 4-time NASCAR Champion as a regular Joe in disguise, taking an unsuspecting car salesman for a test ride that went a little haywire. The website Jalopnik posted a story about the video shortly after its release, claiming that it was totally fake. This story prompted the response from Gordon and Pepsi to scare the living daylights out of the Jalopnik journalist Travis Okulski. Check out the new video and let us know what you think in the comments.
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