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August 17th, 2012
09:47 AM ET

Jeff Gordon celebrates Corvette's 60th birthday – Zoraida Sambolin finds out what's so special about the car that inspired a racing great

NASCAR, hot dogs, apple pie...and Chevrolet.

Racing great Jeff Gordon is one of the six drivers battling for two wild-card spots this weekend in Michigan. But he's also there to mark the 60th anniversary of a legendary car: One that started his love affair with racing.

The Corvette is a true American classic, and "Early Start" anchor Zoraida Sambolin had the chance to go for a ride with him and put the 'wedges' to the pedal herself. Take a look at her interview with Jeff Gordon in the video clip above.

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