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Jeff Gordon retiring from NASCAR as full-time racer
« on: January 22, 2015, 12:18:12 PM »
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Jeff Gordon retiring from NASCAR as full-time racer

NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon announced Thursday plans to retire as a full-time racer.

Hendrick Motorsports released a statement online, which states Gordon's 2015 season will be his 23rd and his final full-time Sprint Cup Series season .

Gordon announced his decision to his Hendrick Motorsports team and to his followers on Twitter Thursday morning.

“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,” Gordon said, per the statement. “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 said he will continue to be involved in racing and with Hendrick Motorsports.
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Re: Jeff Gordon retiring from NASCAR as full-time racer
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2015, 12:19:33 PM »
Missed it by that much!

http://twitchy.com/2015/01/22/go-out-with-a-bang-nascar-great-jeff-gordon-announces-retirement-on-twitter/

Note how he says 'full-time racing.'  He does not say racing altogether.
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Re: Jeff Gordon retiring from NASCAR as full-time racer
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2015, 12:21:13 PM »
Wow, that is kinda surprising.
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Re: Jeff Gordon retiring from NASCAR as full-time racer
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2015, 12:23:31 PM »
Last season was kind of a train wreck... it didn't end well for Gordon.
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Re: Jeff Gordon retiring from NASCAR as full-time racer
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2015, 01:03:13 PM »
I'm not a fan at all; but I cannot deny the impact he's had on the sport.
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Re: Jeff Gordon retiring from NASCAR as full-time racer
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2015, 12:50:22 AM »
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Re: Jeff Gordon retiring from NASCAR as full-time racer
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2015, 03:08:13 AM »
Last season was kind of a train wreck... it didn't end well for Gordon.
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Re: Jeff Gordon retiring from NASCAR as full-time racer
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2015, 07:45:54 PM »
Well, it seems he's still good enough to sit pole for the 500, in two days.
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