Cast your vote: Should Jeff Gordon’s No. 24 be retired?


NASCAR does not retire car numbers, even of its greatest drivers.

That’s why Richard Petty’s No. 43, Dale Earnhardt’s No. 3 and so many other numbers associated with the sport’s greatest drivers continue to remain in racing action today.

But with time, attitudes oftentimes change. Is it time for NASCAR to perhaps consider retiring numbers of illustrious drivers — and start with Jeff Gordon’s No. 24?

Let’s hear your thoughts. Cast your yeah or nay in the poll below.

NBCSN will present ‘Race and Sports in America: Conversations’ Monday

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With motor racing reckoning with its own issues of diversity and equality, “Race and Sports in America: Conversations” will tackle the topics of social justice with several athletes. The show will air at 8 p.m. ET Monday, July 13 on NBCSN, Golf Channel, Olympic channel and on regional sports networks.

The roundtable discussions will be hosted by Damon Hack and feature Charles Barkley, Steph Curry, Jimmy Rollins and Ozzie Smith in one segment. The other segment will include Kyle Rudolph, Anthony Lynn, Troy Mullins and James Blake.

Race has been a major topic in motorsports this year.

NASCAR banned the Confederate flag at its race after lobbying by Bubba Wallace, the only Black driver in the premier Cup Series. In Formula One, six-time series champion Lewis Hamilton has joined Black Lives Matter marches in London and also formed a panel on diversity. The lone Black driver in F1 also led 14 of 20 drivers taking a knee before the season opener in Austria.