Jeffery Michael Gordon is an American former professional stock car racing driver, currently an announcer for Fox National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing [NASCAR], and a top executive for Hendrick Motorsports.
Jeffery Michael Gordon, popularly called Jeff Gordon, was born on August 4, 1971, in Vallejo, California, Jeff Gordon began competitive auto racing at age five.
Jeff Gordon announced he was stepping down as a full-time driver in early 2015.
Jeff Gordon early life, height
Jeff Gordon is 1.73 meters tall, he attended Tri-West Hendricks High School in Lizton, Indiana and was on the school’s cross-country team and graduated in 1989.
When he was four years old, Gordon rode a BMX bike that his stepfather bought for him and began racing quarter midgets at the age of five. By the age of six Gordon had won 35 main events and set five track records.
Jeff Gordon successful Career and wins
In 1990, he participated in the first Busch Race on October 20, 1990 in a stock car. He finished 39th in the race.
In 1991 and 1992, he participated in the Busch Series and drove Ford Thunderbirds, with which he won the Rookie of the Year. The following year, he set a NASCAR record and made his Winston Cup debut.
From 2002 to 2009, Gordon witnessed a series of highs and lows in his racing career. The year 2002 kick-started with Gordon finishing ninth in the Daytona 500 event, but went on to win the Sharpie 500 night race at Bristol.
The following year, he won the Brickyard 400 and became the only NASCAR driver to have four Brickyard wins. He then went on to win the Daytona 500 in 2005 and won races at the Chicago Speedway and the 2007 Food City 500.
In 2008 and 2009, he won the Texas Motor Speedway Championship and later at the prestigious ‘Samsung 500’ he achieved his 82nd career victory.
Jeff Gordon Wife
Jeff Gordon met his wife, Brooke Sealey after a Busch race and they got married in 1994. However, in 2002, Sealey filed for divorce after alleging Gordon of marital misconduct.
Apart from his racing career, he established the Jeff Gordon’s Children Foundation to support children suffering from life-threatening diseases.
Gordon was introduced to Ingrid Vandebosch and the duo announced their engagement in 2006. They got married in 2006 and their first child, Ella, was born on June 20, 2007. They had their second child, a boy, on August 9, 2010.
Jeff Gordon Net Worth
Jeff Gordon has a net worth of $200 million and earns an estimated $20 – $30 million every year from salary and endorsements. Of that income, roughly $20 million comes from endorsements.