Jeff Gordon To Join Fellow NASCAR Legend Darrell Waltrip in the Fox Broadcast Booth
Jeff Gordon will be hanging up his racing helmet and picking up the microphone when he joins the Fox broadcast team in 2016.
The four-time NASCAR champion previously announced this would be his final season as a full-time driver, but just recently announced his move to Fox. Gordon will be replacing Larry McReynolds, who is moving to a part-time role as an in-race reporter.
Gordon has picked up 92 career wins during his 23 years in the Sprint Cup Series. He has spent his entire career driving the No. 24 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports and is also co-owner of six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 Chevrolet.
“The time is right for me to do something different from driving,” Gordon said on Fox Sports’ Nascar Race Hub, “but I still want to be part of this sport.”
Gordon already has a relationship with Fox by working as a commentator for three of their Xfinity Series races this season. Gordon will also be giving in-race reports later this year for Fox, while he completes his final season as a driver.
He will join Mike Joy and fellow NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip in the booth, beginning at the 2016 Daytona 500, a race Gordon has won three times.
Gordon has qualified 18th for this Sunday’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This is the longest race on NASCAR’s schedule at 600 miles. In addition, this is the track where he won his first Sprint Cup Series race in 1994.
After this weekend’s race, the driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet SS will have only 24 more chances to add to his career win total.
Source: USA Today