Sudden Announcement From This NASCAR Star Stuns Racing Fans Nationwide

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by Scott Aberdeen | Top Right Sports

After 23 years driving the #24 car, NASCAR star Jeff Gordon is retiring. He made the shocking announcement via Twitter today:

USA Today provides a few career stats for the popular driver:

A four-time series champion, Gordon is tied for third on the all-time wins list with 92 behind only Richard Petty (200) and David Pearson (105).

Teammates Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhart, Jr weighed in with an atta boy:

Driver Regan Smith had words of praise for Gordon:

Gordon’s team, Hendrick Motorsports, started a hashtag on behalf of Gordon: #JGFinalLap and provided a retrospective of #24’s career:

And some of his other behind the scenes teammates weighed in:

Fans were left stunned:

“An era ends,” indeed.

Now, of course, a talented driver with the affability and finesse of a Jeff Gordon isn’t going away. The 43-year-old Gordon says he’ll stay on with Hendrick Motorsports ‘for many years’ and will do some races, but his day-to-day driving is over after this season. His likely replacement on the Hendricks Motorsport team is expected to be Chase Elliott.

 


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