Four time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon has announced the 2015 season will be his last as a driver. Gordon made the announcement Monday morning. He has driven the #24 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports since 1992. He won championships in 1995, 1997, 1998, and 2001. CBS affiliate WTVR published a statement Monday morning.

“I thought long and hard about my future this past year and during the offseason, and I’ve decided 2015 will be the last time I compete for a championship." -Jeff Gordon

Gordon's charismatic, urbane persona has helped spur Nascar's growth in recent years, broadening its mainstream appeal.

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