End of the road: Jeff Gordon to retire at end of upcoming NASCAR season

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(Jan. 22, 2015) – It’s the end of the road for Jeff Gordon.

The four-time Cup champion announced Thursday that he would retire at the end of the 2015 season. It will mark his 23rd and final season.

He informed his Hendrick Motorsports team of his decision. He’s driven for the team since 1992.

Gordon, who will turn 44 in August, was born in California but grew up in Pittsboro, Ind., and graduated from Tri-West High School.

He’s won the Brickyard 400 five times, including 1994’s inaugural race and the 2014 edition.

Gordon said he will stay active in racing and hoped to be “involved with Hendrick Motorsports for many years to come,” <a href=”https://www.facebook.com/jeffgordon”>according to a Facebook post</a>.

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