CONCORD, N.C. -- Jeff Gordon, cover athlete.
At Charlotte Motor Speedway Friday afternoon, Gordon made a special appearance at the media center for an undisclosed announcement.
As it turned out, Gordon and Miss Sprint Cup revealed that the driver will grace the cover of the new NASCAR '15 video game.
"I'm really honored," Gordon said.
The announcement was live-streamed and fans were able to ask the driver questions.
One item brought to Gordon's attention was that he was also featured on the cover of the very first NASCAR video game back in 1994.
"That's very cool, and it also makes me feel old," Gordon laughed. "The run that I've had in this series and this sport has been unbelievable. It's full of incredible memories and experiences that I will never forget. It all started a long time ago in 1993, my rookie year. Along the way, very memorable things both on and off the track have happened. Being on that first cover, you final feel like, 'I've made it.'"
This year's game will be released next Friday, May 22, and can be found exclusively at GameStop. There will be versions available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.