Jeff Gordon was available to the media today, and answered questions about his thoughts on the rule changes, and his goals for the new season. Just to backtrack a bit, 2 weeks ago at the Sprint Media Tour in Charlotte, Jeff Gordon mentioned that if he could win a Cup championship this year, he would retire, but said it with a laugh, so it seemed as though he was joking. After, he said that he was half-serious about his comments.
Not much was thought of it, until today, when Gordon confirmed his statement from two weeks ago, saying “If I win the championship this season, I will retire at the season finale. Winning another Cup title would allow me to go out on a high note.”
He mentioned that even though his career has spanned 20+ years, he’s still in love with racing, but with a family at home, another title would persuade him to call it a career.
Gordon, now 42 years old won championships in 1995, 1997, 1998 and 2001. He’s had 88 career Cup wins and has only gone winless in two seasons since 1993.