Gordon fans: Who will you root once Jeff retires?

Discussion in 'Polls' started by beantownkid10, Oct 10, 2013.

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Who will you become a fan of once Jeff Gordon hangs them up?

  1. Whoever replaces Jeff in the #24

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  2. Jimmie Johnson

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  3. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    20.0%
  4. Kasey Kahne

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  5. Other (please state below)

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  1. beantownkid10

    beantownkid10 Team Owner

    I for one am hoping Jeff decides to up and hang them up before he withers away and has zero skill left like some of the guys who cling to rides in this sport.

    So when Jeff retires who will you become a fan of?
     
  2. beantownkid10

    beantownkid10 Team Owner

    I for the longest time thought I was going to just be a fan of the #24 for good, but then I realized I'm more about the driver rather than the number.

    Trevor Bayne seems like a kid I could get behind...but him leaving Jeff at Daytona 2 years ago along with his inability to make the jump to NSCS has me questioning that choice.
     
  3. Reck

    Reck Team Owner

    Kyle Larson without a doubt.

    This kid will find his way into a Hendrick car sooner or later.
     
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  4. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    The wife likes Austin Dillon.
     
  5. PeopleAreStrange

    PeopleAreStrange 2016 Yahoo Fantasy R-F Champion

    I haven't really thought about this much until this was brought up a few months ago. I'm thinking maybe Stenhouse since I cheered for him in Nationwide last year.

    The driver I go with would probably be someone young who has most of their carrier ahead of them.
     
  6. mreed

    mreed nuthin fancy

    Probably just be a race fan with no real favorite. There will always be drivers I like and don't like for various reasons, but I doubt there will be one that I enjoy as much as I do Gordon and can really call a favorite.

    I will miss seeing him out there, but I will continue being a nascar fan and enjoy watching every race as before.
     
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  7. WhiningSmoke

    WhiningSmoke Team Owner

    It'll be immediately Kurt Busch, as he's my #2 driver, then Austin Dillon will take his current spot. Once Kurt retires Dillon becomes my guy.
     
  8. Reck

    Reck Team Owner

    You're a Gordon fan? lol
     
  9. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle.

    I'm torn between the car(though I think the car will go when he does) and Larson. He's impressed me. I've also wanted a driver who just loves to drive. He's like KyBu without the bitchfits.
     
  10. TooSweet

    TooSweet Legend

    I honestly don't know, and I try not to think about it. I've been a diehard Gordon fan since '94 and I feel extremely lucky that I picked a driver who not only turned out to be one of the greatest ever, but also a driver who stayed with the same team for his entire career. I still think he's one of the best in the sport, so hopefully he sticks around for at least another 3+ seasons and wins another title.

    The Labonte brothers were always my 2nd and 3rd favorites, but Terry is basically retired and Bobby will be soon. I like Kyle Larson a lot, but time will tell. Ideally I would hope that Larson joins Hendrick when Jeff retires. I'm a big Hendrick guy, so that would probably seal the deal for me.
     
  11. TooSweet

    TooSweet Legend

    Also, I think that Jeff's replacement at HMS will drive under another number (25 if I had to guess). I can't imagine anyone but Jeff with that yellow 24 on the door.
     
  12. beantownkid10

    beantownkid10 Team Owner

    Hard to imagine, but I hope the 24 doesn't go away.

    Unlike others around here, I think the biggest honor to a driver is continuing to run a number rather than never letting anyone else drive it ever again.
     
  13. Zerkfitting

    Zerkfitting Team Owner

    I'm a fan of more than one driver. Jeff, Matt, and Tony are my favorites (no matter how they do) and I like several others. And I'm still a fan of some former drivers.
     
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  14. KevinWI

    KevinWI Oldest Operating Motor Speedway In The World

    Same here. Harvick and Kenseth are my favorites, then I have a laundry list of guys I like.
     
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