Statement from Las Vegas Motor Speedway president Chris Powell on Jeff Gordon's announcement today that the 2015 season will be his last as a full-time driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series:

"While I'm happy for Jeff on making this decision about his future, I also recognize that the sport of NASCAR racing will be losing one of the most talented and dynamic drivers in its rich history. Jeff Gordon has displayed championship qualities not only on the race track, but also in life. All of us at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where he once claimed a million-dollar bonus from Winston, salute Jeff and his stellar career. He's a champion in every sense of the word."