USA-born Jeff Gordon is considered one of the most successful professional drivers in the history of stock car racing. As early as 1998 he was on the NASCAR list of the 50 best drivers. He can boast a record number of 93 career victories, the highest in the modern era of the sport.
During his career as a full-time race car driver, Jeff Gordon was the driver of Chevrolet #24 for Hendrick Motorsports, a role he successfully played for 23 full-time seasons. In the 2016 season, he was the replacement driver for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in about 8 races. He has not participated in any NASCAR races since 2016, but there has been no official announcement of his retirement.
In April 2015 Jeff Gordon made the leap into radio where he worked as a race analyst for FOX Sports. As co-owner of Chevrolet No. 48, among others, he is also interested in the business aspect of the game.
Jeff Gordon Bio, Age
Jeffery Michael “Jeff” Gordon was born on August 4, 1971, in Vallejo, California, the son of Carol Ann Bickford (née Houston) and William Grinnell Gordon. The marriage of his parents broke up when he was just 6 months old. He was raised by his mother and stepfather John Bickford in Pittsboro, Indiana. Jeff graduated from Tri-West Hendricks High School in Lizton, Indiana in 1989.
As a race car driver, Jeff Gordon dominated the sport between the 1990s and 2000s. His charisma, both on and off the track, is based not only on his natural talent but also on several decades of hard work.
At the age of 4, this Gordon received a BMX bike from his father and started riding it, and at 5 he started riding Quarter Midget cars. By the age of 6, young Jeff Gordon had been crowned champion in 35 major events and had set a number of records. At the age of 11, Gordon competed in 25 kart races against boys twice his age and won them all.
In 1987, 16-year-old Jeff Gordon became the youngest driver to be licensed by the United States Auto Club (USAC). He was named “USAC Midget Car Racing Rookie of the Year” in 1989. His career as a midget car racer lasted from 1989 to 1992.
Jeff Gordon debuted as a full-time Bush driver in 1991. In 1992 he was signed to Rick Hendrick, which marked the beginning of a glittering career in the Hendrick Motorsport family. In 1993 Gordon took part in the Cup Series and was again named Rookie of the Year.
In 1994 Jeff Gordon won the first edition of the Brickyard 400 and the following year won his first NASCAR Winston Cup championship. In 1997, Gordon, then 26 years old, became the youngest driver to win the Daytona 500 championship. Jeff Gordon is a four-time champion of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (1995, 1997, 1998, and 2001) and a three-time winner of the Daytona 500 series (1997, 1999, and 2005).
The great athlete is currently in his forties, and after retiring from full-time driving, he has unlimited career opportunities. Jeff Gordon was not brought up in any form of religion, but he is currently known as a born-again Christian. According to him, he began to get to know God in the early 1990s after accompanying some of his colleagues to church.
Is Jeff Gordon Gay Or Does He Have A Wife?
By all indications, Jeff Gordon is of course definitely not gay. He has never made any remarks that might indicate that he is heterosexual, and from the choice of his relationship partners, we can safely conclude that he is heterosexual. Jeff Gordon is currently married, to a woman. Before his present marriage, he was married to another woman.
Jeff Gordon is married to the Belgian model and actress Ingrid Vandebosch. The gorgeous lady began modeling in her native Belgium in 1986. She eventually moved to Paris to further her career. The move paid off, as she appeared in international fashion magazines such as ELLE, Vogue, and Glamour. Eventually, she moved to New York, where she continued her career and discovered her acting talent.
Her films include Going Greek (2001) and Taxi (2004). She also appeared in the syndicated news program The Insider (2004).
The duo first met in 2002 at a dinner party hosted by a mutual friend. Their relationship, however, did not begin until 2004, when they became engaged in 2006, and on November 6 of that year, the couple exchanged vows in a private ceremony in Mexico.
They have two children together, a son and a daughter. On 20 June 2007, the couple welcomed their daughter Ella Sofia Gordon. On 9 August 2010, they welcomed their son Leo Benjamin Gordon.
Before his current marriage, Jeff Gordon was married to Jennifer Brooke Sealey. The two met during the qualifying round for the 1993 Daytona 500 event, where Sealey worked as a model. They were married in 1994, but their marriage broke up in the early 2000s. Their divorce was finalized on June 13, 2003.
Height And Weight
Height: 5′ 8″ or 173
Weight: 68 kg or 150 lbs
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Blue