Cup Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, stands in the garage following an incident on track during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 3, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Published on January 22nd, 2015 | by Michael J Smith

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2015 Will Be Gordon’s Last Full Time Cup Season

Hendrick Motorsports announced that 2015 will be Jeff Gordon’s last full time season driving in the Sprint Cup Series.

Gordon, a four-time Sprint Cup Series champion, made his cup series debut in 1992, and piloted the No. 24 HMS Chevy full time in 1993.

In his career, he’s earned 92 wins, including four last season, 320 top 5s, and 454 top 10s.

Gordon has suffered back problems in recent years, but there has been no indication as of yet that those played a part in his decision.

No word on his plans beyond 2015.

Update: Jeff Gordon said:

I thought long and hard about my future this past year and during the offseason, and I’ve decided 2015 will be the last time I compete for a championship. I won’t use the ‘R-word’ because I plan to stay extremely busy in the years ahead, and there’s always the possibility I’ll compete in selected events, although I currently have no plans to do that. … I’ll explore opportunities for the next phase of my career, but my primary focus now and throughout 2015 will be my performance in the No. 24 Chevrolet. I’m going to pour everything I have into this season and look forward to the challenge of competing for one last championship.

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