Jeff Gordon enjoys his final Daytona 500 despite crash

Jeff Gordon finished 33rd Sunday at Daytona.
Jeff Gordon finished 33rd Sunday at Daytona.
Jeff Gordon finished 33rd Sunday at Daytona.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—Jeff Gordon was the toast of the NASCAR town during the 2015 Speedweeks at Daytona. After announcing that 2015 will be his final year as a full time driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series, Gordon began his round of final races with the biggest one in NASCAR, Sunday’s Daytona 500.

During the media day prior to Speedweeks, Gordon reiterated that this Daytona 500 would be his last. So when he went out and won the pole last Sunday it was big news. The four-time champion would lead the field to the green in his final Daytona 500.

Sunday it looked as though everything was falling into place for a storybook ending for Gordon. MORE>>>

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