It’s only January 22, but today’s Jeff Gordon news is already a contender to be the top news story of the 2015 racing season.
Gordon announced this morning that 2015 will be his final full-time season in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition.
A press conference will be held at 3:30 p.m. ET, with Gordon and his longtime team owner Rick Hendrick, and will be streamed live on NBCSports.com.
Here is the URL needed to watch: http://livestream.nbcsports.com.
Gordon is also scheduled to appear on Thursday night’s live episode of NASCAR AMERICA, and is scheduled to be on in the 10-minute window from 4:20 to 4:30 p.m. ET.
Again, the Gordon press conference will be streamed live via NBCSports.com at 3:30 p.m. ET.
On Friday, Marvin Musquin announced on Instagram he will miss the entire 2020 Supercross season with a knee injury.
The injury was sustained earlier this week in a practice crash at the KTM test track when he overjumped an obstacle and landed hard.
It’s “not the kind of news I’m excited to share with you guys,” Musquin wrote. “I was really happy to be back on the bike riding after being injured at the end of the Motocross season and starting to train for Supercross. Unfortunately, I had an incident at the KTM test track and ultimately over-jumped a jump that had a very big impact on my legs when I landed, injuring my left knee.”
I had it evaluated by several doctors and it was determined that my knee required surgery. It’s devastating news to me as I was really looking forward to racing Supercross, but I will take the time needed to recover properly with my main focus being to return when I am strong enough to win races.”
Last year, Musquin sustained another knee injury in November that threatened his 2019 Supercross season. He was able to ride in the Anaheim 1 event and finished in the top 10. Musquin improved throughout the season, winning two races and finishing third in the points after making a determined charge.
Musquin missed the 2011 and 2014 Supercross seasons with ACL injuries.