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Jeff Gordon retiring as full-time NASCAR driver after 2015

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

  2. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Well, dang. Not the biggest fan, but any time someone gets into the rare air of the all-time greats you've got to appreciate their skill. I was hoping he'd get to 100 wins, though it doesn't look likely now -- unless he has a Mark Martinesque "retirement" where he's still running 25-plus races a year.
  3. murphyc

    murphyc Well-Known Member

    Wasn't a fan, but can certainly appreciate his talent. I've always wondered where open wheel racing might be today if that version of racing had been able to hang on to guys like Jeff Gordon, Robby Gordon and Tony Stewart in the 1990s, especially Jeff Gordon.
    Gordon is an interesting case study to me in how athletes get treated in the press when they are accommodating vs. gruff. For example, Earnhardt was gruff like Stewart tends to be now, while Gordon was the opposite and seemed to get the benefit of the doubt more as a result.
    Also, anyone betting against Chase Elliott getting Gordon's seat in 2016?
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