Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Jeff Gordon Reflects on His First Year in the NASCAR on FOX Sports Broadcast Booth (#NASCAR)

“I’m so proud to be a part of this NASCAR on FOX team. I had a great time this year, my first year with FOX. It was quite a steep learning curve…” Broadcaster Jeff Gordon

Gordon, who won four Cup series championships and 93 races in his career, spent the first half of this season working alongside NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip and Mike Joy calling the Cup races for Fox.

Before the start of last Sunday’s race at Sonoma, Calif., Gordon spent some time reflecting on his first season working in TV.

“It’s been a really great experience. I’ve enjoyed it. I haven’t really missed being in the car that much because of the challenge and the fun challenge that it’s been being in the booth, getting to know a whole new team of people to work with, trying to understand what all goes into a broadcast,” Gordon said.

“If I reflect and go back to Daytona, I was scared to death in Daytona, and I wish we were going there next weekend, really, because I love that race, the whole atmosphere of that event. But to kick off our season with that event and be fresh and new in this whole experience was pretty overwhelming. Now I feel a lot more confident and comfortable. I know my colleagues that I’m working with far better. I kind of know what to look for, what to ask for, and where I fit in better than I certainly did then. It’s been a lot of fun.”

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