2015 to be Jeff Gordon’s last full season of Nascar Sprint Cup racing

Since he won’t use the r-word (Retire) then I won’t either. I mean it’s only right.

Well I’m surprised but at the same time I’m not surprised. I mean I knew this day would one day come, though I didn’t expect it to come this season. That’s probably the problem when someone has a lifetime contract, people just assume that the person will be around for many more years.

Now I’m not really a Jeff Gordon fan, though that doesn’t mean I didn’t have respect for him. I mean it is hard to not have respect for a guy who is a four-time champion, although he hasn’t won under the current title sponsor. As Gordon’s fellow driver Kenny Wallace said on twitter earlier this month, it’s still the Cup series no matter who the title sponsor is Gordon is still a Nascar Sprint Cup Champion. Which of course I agree with.

Gordon, like most Athletes who decide to leave their sport, wants to go out while they are still competitive. Which is very understandable. Had he not have said how he had decided and told his team owner Rick Hendrick that he planed on this season being his last full season in the middle of the 2014 season, I would have wondered how much the change Nascar made to the Chase for the Sprint Cup had factored into his decision.

Jeff has said though that he isn’t going to be leaving the sport however, which is one reason why he said he won’t use the word retirement. Which is good because Nascar without Jeff Gordon in any capacity just wouldn’t be Nascar. Or at least to me.

So far Jeff Gordon said that he doesn’t have anything set up for racing in any other series, but he said that he hasn’t ruled it out. For now he seems content with probably working behind the scenes at Hendrick Motorsports, where he has an equity stake in his number 24 Chevrolet SS and is listed owner of Jimmie Johnson’s number 48 Lowe’s/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet SS.

But Gordon said he hasn’t ruled out racing in the Nascar Xfinity Series (formerly Nascar Nationwide Series), Nascar Camping World Truck Series, United Sports Car Racing, or any other forum of series.

It will be weird however to watch Gordon competing in one of Nascar’s lower series if and when he chooses to. Of course it will probably be part-time, but it would still be weird.

No word has been said as to who would replace Gordon in Hendrick Motorsports fourth car, but speculation is that it would be Hendrick Development driver and current JR Motorsports driver as well as 2013 Nascar Xfinity Series champion Chase Elliott. Elliott, the son of Nascar Hall of Famer and 1988 Nascar Sprint Cup Champion Bill Elliott, is scheduled to drive in a couple of Nascar Sprint Cup races this season in a fifth R&D car for Hendrick Motorsports, which is why most people think he will replace Gordon next year.

 

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What Makes a Tradition?

Alright, just for reference this topic should have been posted last month, but like I said I had been so busy that I had forgotten all about it until today.

Anyway so last month my sister was talking about having a train running under our Christmas tree and said it was our tradition, the only thing is that we haven’t had a train under our Christmas tree for nearly ten years, so it got me wondering what makes something a tradition.

Is a tradition something you have to do every year or is it something that you can do every other year or even every decade.

In my family we don’t have many traditions or such, or at least not anything that has survived over many years. The only thing I think comes close is a few years ago when we ordered pizza on Halloween night. Or when me and my sisters were younger and almost every Friday night was pizza night.

But now a days, we don’t seem to do things like that. So I guess it feels like my family has no traditions.

Which is again why I’m wondering what makes a tradition.

 

First Post of the New Year

All right, this is going to be the first post of 2015.

So I know I’ve been really MIA for all of the end of 2014 and for the most part of the New Year, but that’s because I really didn’t have the time. I’ve been really busy, especially the two weeks preceding Christmas as well as the last two weeks. Besides I think I went a little big with posting almost every day before my hopefully brief hiatius.

That though was one of my concerns when I made my blog as well as one reason why I really wanted to start it. Usually when I start doing something I follow through with it for a while, if varies depending on what it is, and then take a break and then never seem to really complete whatever it was that I was doing. I was hoping that wouldn’t have been the case with my blog but as you can see, even though I did have a ligitimate excuse as to why I have been away, I still followed my pattern.

Hopefully going foward I will be able to find the time to update a little more regularly.

Anyway, it’s a New Year. I really can’t believe it, the years seem to be going by quicker and quicker with each passing one. So far everything has been alright, or at least I have had nothing to really complain about. Well, nothing that would cause me to take to my blog to complain, though I’m sure there will be something at somepoint. I mean nothing can stay the same for long right?

I’m sure thing will suprise alot of people, but my family just took down our Christmas tree. That’s right we had our christmas tree up nearly a month after Christmas. Most people probably took their tree down the day after New Years Day. That just goes to show you just how busy we’ve been.

Well I guess that’s all for now. I hope all your families had a happy holiday’s.