Walk Off Title for Gordon?
By: Dustin Long - @dustinlong on February 13, 2014 | 4:00 P.M. EST
“If that happened, that would be all the reasons I would need to say this is it. I’m done. Go out on a high note.’" (Photo: Jeff Wackerlin)
The four-time champion recently was “jokingly serious’’ in saying he’d retire if he won the NASCAR Sprint Cup title. Asked Thursday at Daytona International Speedway which he was, Gordon stressed serious.
“If I win the championship this year, I’ve put in 20-plus great years and I do this now because I love it, because I like being competitive and because I want another championship,’’ said Gordon, who last won the crown in 2001. “I want a Sprint Cup championship.
“I go home, and I look in my trophy room and I see four trophies that are championship trophies, but they say Winston Cup on them. You can name me a four-time Sprint Cup (champion) for technical reasons all you want, but, to me, I’m not. I want that before my career is over.
“If that happened, that would be all the reasons I would need to say this is it. I’m done. Go out on a high note.’’
The 42-year-old Gordon is entering his 22nd full Cup season. He has 88 career Cup wins, ranking third on the all-time wins list.