He gets to host before Minnie Driver?!?!

Gordon Becomes First Driver to Host ‘SNL’
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Live from New York … it’s Jeff Gordon!
The four-time Winston Cup champion will become the first NASCAR driver to host NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” when he headlines the Jan. 11 show.
“It will probably be a lot like The Winston รณ 90 minutes of controlled chaos,” he said recently, referring to NASCAR’s all-star race.
Gordon, one of auto racing’s most popular drivers, has appeared in numerous commercials and is an occasional fill-in host on “Live With Regis and Kelly.”
Fran Tarkenton, O.J. Simpson, Wayne Gretzky, Chris Evert, Michael Jordan and Derek Jeter are among the athletes who have hosted “SNL.”