NASCAR, ESPN, and Foxsports.com have all named this man one of greatest drivers of all time. No. 24. Jeff Gordon is an American professional stock car racing driver. He has over 90 Cup wins and has earned the iron man title for close to 800 consecutive races he has participated in.
Jeff Gordon has an equity stake in his No. 24 team. He, also, co-owns No. 48 and has had ownership of others teams at times. Racing started for him at age 4 with BMX. He started racing quarter midgets a year later. He scored many wins, but had moved on to sprint cars by the time he was 15. By the time he was 16 he had been awarded a USAC license. By 18 he was awarded USAC Midget Car Racing Rookie of the Year. He made his stock car racing debut in 1990. Many wins and much success followed.
Jeff Gordon, in 2015, decided to semi-retire from professional racing and made a deal with Fox Sports to work at an analyst and join the broadcast booth. He made his broadcasting debut on April 10, 2015 on Fox Sports 1. In 2016 Fox Sports will have him as a full-time race analyst.
Jeff Gordon is married and the father of a girl and a boy. The Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation supports children with life-threatening and chronic illnesses. He and other athletes also founded Athletes for Hope which is involved with numerous charities and supports volunteerism. He has been involved with AARP’s Drive to End Hunger program and Clinton Global Initiative which works to find solutions to the world’s pressing issues and problems.
Jeff Gordon has been an athlete since he was 4 and has used his life to show his love of racing, but also to be a humanitarian and to help children and others. Feel good, work for and with what you love!