NASCAR: Jeff Gordon set to make a big announcement

Jeff Gordon, Hendrick Motorsports, NASCAR (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
Jeff Gordon, Hendrick Motorsports, NASCAR (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) /

Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon posted a message on social media hinting at a big announcement coming up this week.

Before the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season gets underway, four-time champion, 93-time race winner and NASCAR Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon has an announcement to make.

The 49-year-old Vallejo, California native retired from full-time Cup Series competition after the 2015 season, which saw him earn his 93rd and final victory at Martinsville Speedway.

Gordon became an announcer for Fox the following year, but he wasn’t completely done driving just yet.

He filled in for the injured Dale Earnhardt Jr. behind the wheel of the #88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet for seven races, splitting time with soon-to-be full-time driver Alex Bowman.

He secured two top 10 finishes, including a top finish of sixth place at Martinsville Speedway in what turned out to be the 805th and final Cup Series start over his illustrious 25-year career.

Is it possible that he still isn’t done driving?

He posted the following message on Twitter, indicating that some sort of big news would be announced this Wednesday, February 3.

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Does this have anything to do with racing? Until Wednesday, we can only speculate what this may mean, and many fans have already begun to do just that.

Several individuals have guessed that the orange line toward the bottom of the picture means that this announcement may have something to do with Superstar Racing Experience (SRX Racing), the upcoming stock car racing series founded by Sandy Montag, George Pyne, three-time Cup Series champion Tony Stewart, and Ray Evernham, Gordon’s three-time champion crew chief.

UPDATE: Gordon has confirmed the launch of the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation’s “Camaro for a Cure”, with more details coming Wednesday.

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Gordon is set to be in the Fox broadcast booth for the network’s slate of races on the 2021 Cup Series schedule, beginning with Daytona Speedweeks presented by AdventHealth next week. Clint Bowyer is set to join the booth this year as a color commentator alongside Gordon and lead announcer Mike Joy.