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Jeff Gordon Stepping Away From FOX, Becoming Vice Chairman of Hendrick Motorsports

Jeff Gordon will be vice chairman at Hendrick Motorsports and leave FOX Sports at the end of 2021, the team announced Wednesday, June 23.

The four-time Cup Series champion has been an equity owner of the organization since 1999 and enters his new strategic executive management role on Jan. 1, 2022. Gordon will focus on the team’s competition and marketing groups.

“I cannot put into words what Hendrick Motorsports means to me,” Gordon said in a team release. “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.”

Gordon, who is Hendrick’s lone partner of the team, has been an announcer on FOX Sports’ NASCAR broadcasts for six years.

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He’s won 93 Cup races with the organization since 1993 until retiring from full-time racing in 2015. He was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2019.

“I cannot thank the entire FOX Sports family enough for the incredible opportunity I’ve had over the past six seasons,” Gordon said. “I’ve come to truly appreciate the responsibility of bringing the sport to our fans and the tremendous work that goes into our broadcasts each and every week. I’m certainly going to miss it, but I will forever be grateful to FOX for the experience and for the trust they’ve placed in me. It’s been a privilege to work with such a talented group of people.”

Hendrick as an organization has won six straight events including the All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway.

About the author

Joy joined Frontstretch in 2019 as a NASCAR DraftKings writer, expanding to news and iRacing coverage in 2020. She's currently an assistant editor and involved with photos, social media and news editing. A California native, Joy was raised as a motorsports fan and started watching NASCAR extensively in 2001. She earned her B.A. degree in Liberal Studies at California State University Bakersfield in 2010.

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LMAO! Now we won’t have to hear his high-pitched girly voice.

Last edited 2 years ago by jobe
Johnny Cuda

I wish Jeffy the best of luck in the future. My first Cup race was at New Hampshire when Jeffy won “Tiregate” in August of 1998.

Bill B

Worst kept secret.
At least we won’t have to hear about his conflict of interest anymore. There will someone new with a different conflict of interest. He had his fun, now he can move on.


Now maybe Fox can hire another pit reporter back with the cost savings.


Yep, DW can be bought cheap ?


Anyone but DW. Please. And while we are at it, can someone please stick a sock in Steve Letarte’s mouth.

David Edwards

Another small reminder, in a series of small reminders, that there is money being made in NASCAR. At the mega team level anyway.


It was probably part of the original deal when Mr. H stole him from Ford and put him in the 24.


I never liked Jeff in the booth. Mr. H is getting old. I imagine Jeff will run HMS in time.


Maybe Rick is having a leukemia relapse. Oh, wait, that was about staying out of prison

Sally Baker

Wow. Lots of vitriol here and not much else.


If you don’t like the online world and its tone of commentary, perhaps you should just stay in your knitting circle.


if wishes came true- poof


Bye-bye, grandma!


It’s just par for the course Sally. The usual suspect doesn’t say anything kind about anything or anybody.
She exhibits symptoms of mental illness. Pity Jo.


Are we supposed to all love the HMS organization and fawn all over its employees? Hendrick is a crook and not worthy of respect. Maybe the mental illness is the gullibility of certain fans.


Nah, but I’m praying for 8 broken fingers.


For yourself?


Time to take your dog Kybu for a long walk and relax. He’s getting anxious watching you.

Bill B

Or she could name it Kylar and teach it to walk backward.


Matt-ilda (aka Echo) keeps proving how elderly she really is. Only people over 75 are unaware that using the thumbs is the most common way to type on a cell phone.

Plus the fact that she spends all day googling Kyle Larson’s name. Pathetic!

Last edited 2 years ago by jobe

I’m just gonna sit back and wait for November 7 when the Larson-lovers commit mass suicide when a blown tire costs Yung Racist the championship.

Bill B

Man, you are really laying it on think now.

I can assure you no one will be committing suicide as a result of a NASCAR race. Although I am beginning to wonder about what you might do if Larson wins the championship.

BTW, what’s the difference between the hate a racist spreads versus the hate you spread toward Larson and his fans? I’d think that you’d see that as a significant conflict since anyone that spreads hate of any kind is pretty much the same. They just use a different excuse. So you are no better than a racist.


If you don’t know the difference, you are even more ignorant than I had assumed.

Bill B

And you’re an idiot. Cuckoo… cuckoo.
Go take your Prozac.

Bill B

There… F with jobe. That was the last thing on my list for the day… night sweetheart

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