Gordon to work for Fox

Reid Spencer - NASCAR Wire Service Thursday, May 21 1767
Jeff Gordon is retiring as a full-time driver after the 2015 season but won't be out of work next year.

Fox Sports announced Thursday that Gordon signed a multi-year contract to join the network as a full-time analyst in 2016. He will be teamed with Mike Joy and
Darrell Waltrip in a three-man booth.

"NASCAR has provided me so many incredible memories, experiences and opportunities throughout my 23 years as a driver, and I can't wait to start a new chapter in racing with this new relationship with Fox," Gordon said Thursday. "I feel so lucky to be a part of a sport that I'm very passionate about, and now I get the opportunity to share that passion to millions of race fans from a whole new perspective."

Gordon will begin working for Fox during Sprint Cup telecasts later this year when he offers in-race reports during some events. He already has worked as an analyst for Fox during Xfinity Series races this year.

Larry McReynolds will move from the booth to an in-race analyst job with Michael Waltrip and Chris Myers. Gordon's first race next year will be at the Daytona 500.

"The things that you see and are able to tell the fans and observe for the fans, when you are that close, and that relevant, from getting out of the car, is really unique," Fox Sports president Eric Shanks said. "It's great to be able to get somebody who will be able to tell you exactly what it's like to try to pass Kevin Harvick or hold off Kevin Harvick.