Jeff Gordon talked about the possibility of retirement if he were to win the Sprint Cup Championship this season during last months Sprint Cup Media Tour. Gordon said he was ‘jokingly serious,” about walking away, if he could nab that last trophy.
Gordon was again asked on Thursday during NASCAR Media Day just how serious he was about leaving the sport for good if he was able to secure that last bit of history.
“Probably more serious. ” said the 42-year old. “I mean, if I win the championship this year, I’ve put in, you know, 20 plus great years. I do this now because I love it, because I like being competitive, and because I want another championship. ”
Gordon acknowledges that he has four Championship trophies in his room at home, but says they are not the same as getting the Sprint Cup trophy.
“I go home, you know, and I look at my trophy room. I see four trophies, championship trophies.”
Gordon is talking about his four Winston Cup titles from 1995, 1997, 1998 and 2001.
“But they say Winston Cup on them.” Gordon said. “You can name me a four-time Sprint Cup champion for technical reasons all you want, but to me I’m still not. I want that before my career’s over.”
Gordon, a four-time Champ with 88 wins in his Sprint Cup career, says that he wants a Sprint Cup trophy.
“If that happened, that would be all the reasons I need to say, This is it, I’m done. Go out on a high note, start playing baseball.”