Jeff Gordon Executive @ HMS

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Surreal to see the 20something year old kid I rooted for when I was in 3rd grade...all through my grammar, high school, college and early adult hood be in a position to take over the company he had so much success at. This would be like Michael Jordan owning the Chicago Bulls for me.
 

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hmmmm There goes out the door any thought of him impartial in the booth....
 

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where is your proof? Does he spend 20 minutes yacking about HMS/Chevy like the gerbils do Yotas? Hell, I bet they spent 15 minutes talking and shooting KDB when he was running 20th last week.
You are right - I dont have any proof - Just concerned I guess.
 

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You are right - I dont have any proof - Just concerned I guess.
Rick Hendrick has been talking about that for years, Jeff taking a bigger role at Hendrick. And like ChexOr Rex said Gordon has probably been in that position for a year or two anyway. What I am going to miss and many others I bet is seeing him fade into the woodwork after this TV work. Hopefully he will be a guest on some of the Nascar shows. He is a great ambassador of the sport IMO
 

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Rick Hendrick has been talking about that for years, Jeff taking a bigger role at Hendrick. And like ChexOr Rex said Gordon has probably been in that position for a year or two anyway. What I am going to miss and many others I bet is seeing him fade into the woodwork after this TV work. Hopefully he will be a guest on some of the Nascar shows. He is a great ambassador of the sport IMO
I agree - He is very well spoken and knowledgeable
 

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Rick Hendrick has been talking about that for years, Jeff taking a bigger role at Hendrick. And like ChexOr Rex said Gordon has probably been in that position for a year or two anyway. What I am going to miss and many others I bet is seeing him fade into the woodwork after this TV work. Hopefully he will be a guest on some of the Nascar shows. He is a great ambassador of the sport IMO
I did like seeing him every week. There’s nothing like seeing your favorite driver win and get that VL interview. In a weird way, it was awesome to see him on TV every week in this endeavor, it was almost like getting that TV time after he won
 

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The position at HMS is obviously a great opportunity and he should be qualified. But I wonder if there is less travel and more family time to sweeten the deal.
 

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It could have been one of his trophy rooms and everyone would understand.

I have never seen this. How’d you find it? I never actually saw what he did with his Winston Cups! I see the 3 Daytona 500’s, 2 of the 5 Brickyards and maybe a Southern 500 trophy. Actually my favorite feat of Jeff’s was the 4 Southern 500’s in a row (95-98), such a a bad ass achievement.
 

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I have never seen this. How’d you find it? I never actually saw what he did with his Winston Cups! I see the 3 Daytona 500’s, 2 of the 5 Brickyards and maybe a Southern 500 trophy. Actually my favorite feat of Jeff’s was the 4 Southern 500’s in a row (95-98), such a a bad ass achievement.
I like the teepee.

 

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It was said the moment this broke he wouldn’t be? Why did you think he would.

I guess since he was basically doing this role for some time I thought it would continue
 

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A smart guy and an awesome race car driver.

The other day, after some laps getting acclimatized, he slid a top level midget through the turns at The Dirt Track at IMS and looked smooth and relaxed doing it. I watched the track time on the video 4 or 5 times. He won a lot of races in those things as a child.

His time will be better spent going forward. JMO, of course.

In case you haven’t seen it ...

 

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This is the most natural step in "what's next?" chapter of someone's life I have ever seem. Not a shocker.

I listened to him for over an hour on the F1 Beyond the Grid Podcast he did a few weeks ago and if you go back to it now, he drops some hints on there regarding his NASCAR outlook.
 

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As a lifelong fan of both Gordon and HMS, I have been looking forward to this news since the day Jeff retired from racing. :biggrin:
 
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