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.
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.”
— FOX Sports PR (@FOXSportsPR) June 23, 2021
Hendrick as an organization has won six straight events including the All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway.
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