Jeff Gordon age is 46, he is famous world-class former professional stock car racing driver.
Jeff Gordon is renowned former professional stock car racing driver. Currently, he works as an announcer for Fox NASCAR.
Jeff Gordon was born in Vallejo, California, United States. Jeff Gordon age is 46 and he was born on August 4, 1971, as Jeffery Michael "Jeff" Gordon. Gordon is a son of mother Carol Ann Bickford and father William Grinnell Gordon. Jeff Gordon age was just six when his mother got separated from his biological father. He has four years older sister named Kim.
Early Life and Education
Jeff Gordon joined Tri-West Hendricks High School which was located in Lizton, Indiana. During his school, he was on the school's cross country team. In 1989 he completed his high school.
Jeff Gordon age was four when he rode a BMX bike gifted by his stepfather. Jeff Gordon age was five when he started racing quarter midgets. Gordon’s first track race he has completed was The Roy Hayer Memorial Race Track.
Jeff Gordon age six when he won about 35 main events and set five track records. Jeff Gordon age was 11 when he won all 25 of the karting races he entered. When Jeff Gordon age was 12, he started a career in waterskiing after being bored from cars, but later switched to driving after a year. He is the youngest driver to be awarded a USAC license, which he got when Jeff Gordon age was 12.
Career and Net Worth
As the minimum age for driving the sprint cars was 16, Gordon and his family faced an insurance hurdle. Gordon moved to Pittsboro, Indiana along with his family to pursue his racing career as there were more opportunities for younger racers. When Gordon was 18 years, he was awarded USAC Midget Car Racing Rookie of the Year in 1989 and won three short-track races.
In 1991, Jeff won the USAC Silver Crown and he became the youngest driver to win the season championship at the age of 20. The same season he was crowned with the 4 Crown Nationals midget car race.
Starting from 1991, he started racing in the Busch Series full time where he drove Ford Thunderbirds for Bill Davis Racing. Gordon won Rookie of the Year as a Busch driver in his first year. Later in 1992, he set a record in the history of NASCAR by capturing 11 poles in one season.
Gordon won the Busch Clash exhibition race at Daytona in 1994. Gordon won his first NASCAR Winston Cup Series in 1995 with his team Hendrick Motorsports. The same year he participated in International Race of Champions but held the fourth position. Gordon won NASCAR Winston Cup Series in 1997, he kept the tile himself winning the title in 1998 too. Other major titles he won are NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nextel Cup Series. Jeff Gordon stepped in the broadcasting career on April 10, 2015, during the network's coverage of the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 held at Texas Motor Speedway.
Jeff Gordon net worth is around 150 million dollars. Jeff Gordon net worth and his salary make him one of the richest sports person in the sports world.
Personal Life and Spouse
Jeff Gordon’s relational status is married. Jeff Gordon wife is Ingrid Vandebosch whom he married on 7th Nov 2006. Jeff Gordon wife is Belgium and model by her profession. The got married in Mexico in private marriage ceremony. Jeff has to children Ella Sofia Gordon and Leo Benjamin Gordon.
Gordon shared a relationship with Amanda Church starting from 2002. They dated for two years until 2004. In 2001, Gordon dated American actress Deanna Merryman for about a year. Jeff was married for the first time with Jennifer Sealy. The couple was married for 8 years. Before marriage, they dated for about nine months and got married in 26th Oct 1994. They had divorce on 13th Jun 2003. Gordon also had a romantic relation with American model Lauren Hill.
Awards, Achievements, and Recognition
Jeff Gordon has a very successful in his career, Gordon was named NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers in 1998. In 1997, he was named People's 50 Most Beautiful People. Gordon has been awarded Silver Buffalo Award, Bill France Award of Excellence, Denise McCluggage Award, 2017 Daytona 500 honorary pace car driver, 2017 Brickyard 400 honorary pace car driver and much more.
Being a world-class driver, he has been active in the social network, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Jeff Gordon Instagram account is Jeff Gordon (@jeffgordonweb). And Jeff Gordon Instagram account has around 280 thousand followers.
Jeff Gordon bio is updated in Wikipedia with his all personal, professional and early life details. Gordon has also been featured in many reputed sports magazines and has also been a brand ambassador for many commercials products.