Viral prank video turns out to be fake

10:02 PM, Mar 14, 2013   |    comments
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CONCORD, N.C. - It turns out the car salesman in the new Pepsi prank ad with Nascar driver Jeff Gordon is an actor.

The viral video in which a disguised Gordon takes the salesman for a "wild test drive" is a fake, according to Snopes.

How do they know? First of all, the car in the video is a 2009 Chevy Camaro. Chevy didn't make Camaros in 2009. Also, you never once see Gordon driving. Sources say it was all done by a stunt driver. The company that produced the video is a division of Will Ferrell's Funny or Die company.

And lastly, liability issues would made this prank impossible. A dealership employee would be required to sign a release in case of injury during filming.

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