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NASCAR Stars Whose Time to Retire Is Fast Approaching

Pop quiz: What do Jeff Gordon and the soldiers at London’s Buckingham Palace have in common? They both signify a changing of the guard. When Gordon, 43, announced last week that he was stepping aside as a full-time driver in the Sprint Cup Series after the 2015 season, it was more than just about retirement. Rather, Gordon was the first salvo that was fired in what will likely be a barrage of driver retirements in the next five to 10 years. Some may walk away from NASCAR earlier, some later. But the fact is pretty clear: They’re going to walk away sooner or later. And when they do, we’ll begin to welcome in tomorrow’s stars of NASCAR, the young kids like Chase Elliott, Erik Jones, Ryan Blaney and others who will...

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