Jeff Gordon tested positive for COVID-19

NASCAR Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon exposed Thursday that he evaluated favorable for COVID-19 over NASCAR’s Easter break. 

Gordon, who presently works as an expert for Fox, stated on SiriusXM that he had “minimal symptoms” and would have the ability to transmit Saturday’s Cup Series race at Martinsville. 

“I took all the precautions, I was very fortunate that my family — my wife and my kids — did not get it,” Gordon stated. 

He likewise stated that he got his very first vaccine dosage around 7 days prior to he evaluated favorable. Research studies have actually revealed that the very first dosages of both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines can be highly efficient versus COVID-19, though that effectiveness is not instant. 

Gordon was on website for the Bristol dirt race on Monday, March 29. The Fox broadcast cubicle has actually been taking a trip to races in 2021, with Gordon, Mike Pleasure and Clint Bowyer in the exact same cubicle with each other throughout races. 

Matt DiBenedetto’s team chief out on Saturday

While Gordon will be calling Saturday’s race at Martinsville like regular, Matt DiBenedetto will not have his normal team chief. Greg Erwin will miss out on the race since of COVID-19 procedures. Engineer Jonathan Hassler will call the race for DiBenedetto. 

No Cup Series chauffeurs have actually missed out on races in 2021 since of favorable COVID-19 tests. A season back, both Jimmie Johnson and Austin Dillon missed out on a race after they evaluated favorable for coronavirus. 

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