The NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon is set to take a more significant role at Hendrick Motorsports from 2022.
After weeks of rumors and speculations, a new path in the career of the 4-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Gordon is announced. It has been revealed that he will become Hendrick Motorsports’ newest vice chairman. It means that he will leave the FOX booth after 2021.
Gordon commented on the announcement: “I cannot put into words what Hendrick Motorsports means to me. In many ways, it’s my home and the people here are my family. I’ve never lost my passion for the organization, for our sport, and for the sheer challenge of racing and winning at the highest level. Being part of the competition is where I’m happiest and feel I can make the biggest contribution to the continued, long-term success of the team. Rick and I have a shared vision, which is based on the values he’s instilled, the culture he’s built and our desire to be the very best in all categories, on and off the track.”
Rick Hendrick also added: “Jeff and I have talked about this for many years, and I feel it’s a natural evolution for him and our company. I’ve always been impressed with his business instincts. On some level, he’s been involved in every major decision we’ve made over the last two decades, and his influence has continued to grow since he stopped driving. He understands our culture, our values, and the importance we place on our people and our partnerships.”
“I love racing and competing, and Jeff is the only person I know who hates to lose as much as I do. I feel great physically and have no plans to go anywhere anytime soon, which is exactly why it’s the right time. In the years to come, I couldn’t be more energized about working arm-in-arm with him and cementing the future of Hendrick Motorsports together.”
Gordon’s career is closely intertwined with Hendrick Motorsports and the no.24 car. In 805 races, he has had 93 wins, 325 top 5s, and 477 top 10s.