Barbara Y., 86, of the Gables of Monrovia, in Monrovia, CA is an avid Nascar fan–to say the least. On any given race day, you can find Barbara glued to the television set watching her favorite Nascar stars. In particular, Barbara is a fan of racing superstar Jeff Gordon, which is why her Wish of a Lifetime was to meet Jeff Gordon in person.
Barbara first became passionate about Nascar when her husband introduced her to the sport over 15 years ago. Since that day, she has never missed one of Jeff Gordon’s races and loves to cheer him on. Unfortunately, her husband passed away 9 years ago, but she still maintains her love of racing in his honor and memory. Barbara loves Jeff Gordon so much that she collects his memorabilia–pictures, flags, autographs, and even a toothbrush! Barbara had never been able to secure a meet-and-greet with her racing hero due to many factors and even though she has been to Nascar races in the past, her dream of meeting Jeff Gordon still remained.
Wish of a Lifetime and Brookdale made Barbara’s wish of meeting Jeff Gordon come true! Barbara and her son Shawn attended the Speedway Day LA Press Conference at the LA Coliseum in Los Angeles on March 5, 2014 at 11:30 am. Thanks to the generosity of the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA, Barbara was introduced to Jeff Gordon, received a signed autograph, and more importantly, finally put her dream of meeting her racing hero to rest!