So we’ve survived another long NASCAR season. From the green flag at Daytona International Speedway to the checkered flag at Homestead-Miami there were stories both good and bad, and some that were downright ugly. From a driver who overcame seemingly insurmountable odds, to drivers who hung up their helmets and tangled on the track, the 2015 season filled with tales that will be told for years to come.
There were stories, good, bad and ugly even before a racecar had turned a lap.
On January 22, only days before the annual preseason media tour, legendary driver Jeff Gordon made the stunning announcement that the 2015 season would be his last. The surprise announcement made an impact on NASCAR as well as the mainstream media and ensured that the attention on the four-time champion and the entire sport would be bigger than ever. The following week during the media tour in Charlotte Hendrick Motorsports announced that young driver Chase Elliott, son of former champion and one of NASCAR’s most popular drivers Bill Elliott would take over the storied No. 24 Chevy in 2016.
Gordon would score a dramatic win at Martinsville in the fall that also saw drama between Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth. MORE>>>