Jeff Gordon ready to take on new role outside of a racecar

Jeff Gordon during the 2016 NASCAR Media Tour Tuesday (Greg Engle)

Jeff Gordon during the 2016 NASCAR Media Tour Tuesday (Greg Engle)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Four time NASCAR Champion Jeff Gordon spent all of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup racing with a finality. After announcing his retirement in January the future Hall of Famer spent his final season as a full time competitor enjoying the accolades from race tracks, fellow drivers and fans. He made the Chase with a dramatic win at Martinsville and finished third in the final standings.  But Wednesday, after spending his first offseason as a non-driver, Gordon was introduced in his new role, as an analyst for Fox Sports.

The offseason for drivers is typically a busy one. And thanks to his new role, it was a busy one for Gordon as well.

“I’ve really enjoyed the time off,” Gordon said Wednesday during the preseason NASCAR Media Tour in Charlotte North Carolina. “I’ve really enjoyed the perpetration, getting ready to go into the booth and join this team. I’ve just embraced it more than anything else and I’m excited.”

Gordon said that instead of helping to prepare cars, or getting ready to compete in a grueling 36 race season, he was learning stats and how to relay his experiences in the racecar to viewers. He raced in NASCAR’s top division since 1993, started a record 796 consecutive races and finished fourth on the all time winners list with93 career wins. Getting ready for each of those seasons meant a great deal of work in the offseason. Now that he won’t be racing this season, you might think Gordon had a relaxing two months. However, Gordon said he was just as busy as ever. MORE>>>

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