Jeff Gordon Wiki, Cars, Divorce and Net Worth


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Jeff Gordon Wiki, Cars, Divorce and Net Worth

Jeffery Michael aka "Jeff" Gordon (born August 4, 1971) is a retired American professional car racing driver and now an announcer for Fox NASCAR. He drove the No. 24 Chevrolet SS for in 23 full-time NASCAR Cup Series seasons. Gordon started his racing career in the Busch Series, followed by Bill Davis Racing, winning three races, and began racing full-time for Hendrick Motorsports in 1993. He won the won the Sprint Cup champion title in 1995, 1997, 1998, and 2001. He also won the Daytona 500 in 1997, 1999, and 2005. He is third on the all-time Cup wins list, the most in NASCAR's modern era. Gordon won at least one pole in 23 seasons, a NASCAR record. He was also the active leader for the cars races participated in with 797 in the 2015 season.In 1998, NASCAR put Gordon to its 50 Greatest Drivers list. In 2008, ESPN ranked Jordon as 10th in the 25 Greatest Drivers of All-Time. He was also named as the fifth-best NASCAR driver of all time. Gordon and Rick Hendrick, co-own the Jimmie Johnson driven  No. 48 Chevrolet, who won six championships from 2006 – 2010 and  2013. Gordon also owned a Busch Series team in the year 2000.

Gordon was born to parents William Grinnell Gordon  and Carol Ann Bickford (née Houston)  of Vacaville, California. Gordon's parents divorced when he was just six months old. John Bickford, his stepfather, married his mother in the 1970s. He also has a sister named Kim. His younger cousin, James Bickford, currently competes in the K&N Pro Series West. Gordon attended Tri-West Hendricks High School in Indiana and was also on the school's cross country team; he graduated in 1989. He began competitive auto racing at the young age of five. He achieved four Series Cup championships after joining NASCAR's top circuit in 1992, his popularity, fame and extraordinary driving experience helping to expand the sport's appeal to a mainstream audience.

NASCAR's top circuit in 1992, his popularity, fame and extraordinary driving experience helping to expand the sport's appeal to a mainstream audience. Among NASCAR's all-time leaders in victories, Gordon announced that his season would be last as a full-time driver in early 2015.

Gordon met Brooke Sealey in victory lane at Daytona International Speedway. The couple were married on November 26, 1994. Alleging Gordon of marital misconduct, Sealey sued for divorce in March 2002 and Gordon also eventually counter-sued. Sealey got $15.3 million after the divorce. The divorce was finalized on June 13, 2003.

Gordon met Ingrid Vandebosch during a dinner party by a mutual friend in 2002, but they only began dating since 2004. Gordon announced engagement with his girlfriend on June 24, 2006, at Meadowood Resort in St. Helena, California. they had kept the engagement secret for 30 days. Gordon and Vandebosch were married in Mexico on November 7, 2006. On June 20, 2007, the couple had their  first child, Ella Sofia Gordon. On February 4, 2010, Gordon revealed they were having their second child in August, and on March 16, he revealed that the baby was a boy. Vandebosch,his wife delivered their son Leo Benjamin Gordon on August 9. The family resides with their two kids in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Gordon made an announcement in January 2015 that he would be stepping down as a full-time NASCAR driver. At that time, his four championships ranked fourth. There is also a website on Jeff Gordon and Jeff Gordon official store where you can find the latest Jeff Gordon merchandise, diecast and shirt. Jeff Gordon is said to have a net worth of approximately $150 million. For more information regarding his biography you can visit different wiki sites in internet.