Jeff Gordon via statement: “As a race car driver, much of what I’ve done throughout my life has been based on following my instincts and trying to make good decisions. I thought long and hard about my future this past year and during the offseason, and I’ve decided 2015 will be the last time I compete for a championship. I won’t use the ‘R-word’ because I plan to stay extremely busy in the years ahead, and there’s always the possibility I’ll compete in selected events, although I currently have no plans to do that.”
– Gordon is part of the Hendrick Motorsports team and driver of the #24 car.
– Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion.
– Lives in Charlotte and is married to an actress/model with two children. She’s taller than him. Like me, Jeff Gordon is only 5’7″ – I like it when short guys score babes. Moving on.
10 Charlotte Twitter Reactions:
— Mike Persinger (@mikepersinger) January 22, 2015
— Andrew Kiel (@AndrewKiel) January 22, 2015
Hoping that sometime this season, Gordon and Hendrick can bust out a full throwback Rainbow Warrior paint scheme.
— Jay Pfeifer (@JayPfeifer_NI) January 22, 2015
Among the professional athletes I’ve covered over the many years, few if any have been more professional than @JeffGordonWeb. Best wishes.
— David Newton (@DNewtonespn) January 22, 2015
Jeff Gordon going out while still at/near the top. That takes some guts.
— Matt Crossman (@MattCrossman_) January 22, 2015
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