Jeff Gordon Announces 2015 As Final Full Time Season
Wow. When I saw this news this morning I was very surprised. I knew the day was coming when Jeff Gordon decided to retire or slow down, but I thought with as well as his season was last year, that he might still have a few years left in him.
He announced to his team that 2015 will be his final full time season where he runs for the championship. He didn't want to say R word, very few racers do, but has no immediate plans beyond the 2015 season to race. He said he will still be heavily involved with Hendrick Motorsports as he is part owner.
While I wasn't a big fan of Gordon when I started watching, I admit he has grown on me the last few years. He's not as smug and arrogant as he was in his early days, he really has matured and if my drivers are out of the race, I find myself pulling for him.
I hope he has a great farewell season and I might find myself pulling for him from time to time, but I do want to thank him for all he has contributed to the sport. Truth be known, this may shock my husband too, but I'll probably miss seeing him around after 2015.
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