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If you guys haven't heard 4-Time NASCAR Cup Series Champion(4th all-time) Jeff Gordon is retiring after the 2015 season. Jeff said it is just time. He will not be retired full just no longer racing full time.

Jeff Gordon has racing in the Cup Series for 23 years now and has recorded 92 wins (3rd all-time). Gordon has won the Daytona 500 3 times and the Brickyard 400 a record setting 5 times.

Gordon paved the way for new NASCAR drivers to come that are not from the southeast of the country. Gordon, who was born and started racing in California before moving to Indianan at the age of 14 also changed the way you start out in racing.

Before Gordon driver would just start racing at any age and move up from there. Jeff Gordon started racing when he was 5 years old and no all the top stars you see if racing start that young. The saying in the racing world is that if you don't start before you are 16 then your already to old to start.

Jeff Gordon also helped the sport of NASCAR become more main stream bringing in more fans from across the country. Gordon is the only NASCAR driver to host Saturday Night Live and he has co-hosted the ABC morning talk show Live! multiple times with Kelly Rippa.

Hate or love Jeff Gordon you have to admit that he changed the sport and changed it for the better. You have to respect everything he has done for this sport and for what he will continue to do even after he is no longer in the race car every weekend.

Gordon has already said that his 7 year old daughter Ella could start racing this year and he also has a 5 year old son so it may not be to many years to we start watching the next generation of Gordons racing.

What are your thought on Gordon retiring after the 2015 season and what are your favorite Jeff Gordon moments so far?
 

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Don't start that. Jeff has been married twice and has 2 children. He is not gay. Thats like people that say Daniel Bryan is gay cause he's a vegan
 

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Jeff Gordon was never going to be accepted by the traditional Nascar community. Living in the South the word Gordon was usually preceded by the words "that" and "piece of ____", you fill in the blank.

Honestly I gave up on Nascar about ten years ago. About the time I understood that the "powers that be" of Nascar would ensure that the drivers they liked won and the drivers they did not, well, did not.

Of course this is odd coming from a wrestling fan....irony

I actually live in a city where a former Daytona 500 champ lives. He has been on record with several of my friends saying Nascar is controlled. He was ahead in the points standings one year very late in the season by a large margin and was told by a "higher up" that he would not be allowed to win the championship. Low and behold he had a mysterious engine failure, followed next week by a penalty, followed by a crash the next week (he was wrecked). Someone else won the title after 6 "mystery finishes" in a row.

All that to say, Jeff Gordon was unduly vilified by fans. However it probably helped his career. They made him their foil and picked up non traditional Nascar fans along the way. Nascar maybe "controlled" but it is still dangerous, nothing but respect for him.
 

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:( I was a NASCAR fan when I was younger and I'd always go back and forth between Jeff & Dale Jr. on whose was my favorite.

Then Jimmie Johnson came outta fuckin nowhere......at least he's more tolerable then Kess....Kez....whatever the fuck that new kid's name is.
 

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Jeff Gordon was never going to be accepted by the traditional Nascar community. Living in the South the word Gordon was usually preceded by the words "that" and "piece of ____", you fill in the blank.

Honestly I gave up on Nascar about ten years ago. About the time I understood that the "powers that be" of Nascar would ensure that the drivers they liked won and the drivers they did not, well, did not.

Of course this is odd coming from a wrestling fan....irony

I actually live in a city where a former Daytona 500 champ lives. He has been on record with several of my friends saying Nascar is controlled. He was ahead in the points standings one year very late in the season by a large margin and was told by a "higher up" that he would not be allowed to win the championship. Low and behold he had a mysterious engine failure, followed next week by a penalty, followed by a crash the next week (he was wrecked). Someone else won the title after 6 "mystery finishes" in a row.

All that to say, Jeff Gordon was unduly vilified by fans. However it probably helped his career. They made him their foil and picked up non traditional Nascar fans along the way. Nascar maybe "controlled" but it is still dangerous, nothing but respect for him.
Who is this former Daytona 500 champ you know?
 

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He wasn't my favorite but props to him for knowing its time and not hanging on forever.
 
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