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Jeff Gordon Announces He’ll Retire From Nascar After 2015 Season

Thu, January 22, 2015 11:10am EDT by 2 Comments
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Such a sad day for NASCAR fans. Three time Daytona 500 winner and beloved driver, Jeff Gordon has announced that he will be retiring after the 2015 season.

Jeff Gordon, 43, who has famously driven the number 24 Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports since 1992 will be retiring after the 2015 season. The celebrated stock car champion announced the news on Twitter, assuring fans that although he will not be racing he, “will be involved with Team Hendrick for many years to come.”

Jeff Gordon Retirement: Racer Retiring From NASCAR After 2015 Season

After a career of 92 wins, Hendrick Motorsports announced the news on their site with a heartfelt statement from Jeff that said, “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,” Jeff said.

He continued, “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.”

He took the time to thank his team and NASCAR and even divulged his plans for the 2015 season. “I’ll explore opportunities for the next phase of my career, but my primary focus now and throughout 2015 will be my performance in the No. 24 Chevrolet,” he wrote. “I’m going to pour everything I have into this season and look forward to the challenge of competing for one last championship.”

Jeff also announced his future plans of retirement to his fans in a series of tweets:

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— Caitlin Beck