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Gordon announces 2015 will be final fulltime season
NASCAR Gordon Final S Heal
Jeff Gordon (24) crosses the finish line to win the Sprint Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway on May 10, 2014 in Kansas City, Kan.
Jeff Gordon, with a nagging back injury, a young family he wanted to spend more time with and a phenom waiting in the wings at Hendrick Motorsports, knew midway through last season that he had one more year in him. NASCAR's most charismatic driver, the man behind the wheel of the famed and sometimes feared No. 24, had decided it was time to call it quits on one of the most successful careers in motorsports history.