In a recent interview, the former NASCAR driver explained that he had contracted the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 last week and says he was “fortunate” that his family did not also get it.
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Both Jeff Gordon and his wife Ingrid are big proponents of both masks and vaccination and both have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Gordon says that he got his first shot seven days before he came up with a positive test. It is likely he had contracted it close to the time when he got his first shot, but there is no way to tell for sure.
“I can’t say my off-week was great, unfortunately, because I tested positive for COVID last week…I’ve been in quarantine, but the good news is it was smooth, and I had minimal symptoms and good to go for Martinsville this weekend.”
Now that Gordon has been in quarantine for sufficient time, he says that he is “good to go” for his broadcast at Martinsville this weekend.
“I’ve been very fortunate where my symptoms were very minimal. I took all the precautions. I was very fortunate that my family, my wife, my kids did not get it,” Gordon continued. “I’m a big proponent of masks and vaccination and protecting ourselves. It’s unfortunate that this happened but fortunate at the same time that I’ve been able to get through it as smoothly as I can and be ready to go this weekend.”
Thankfully the 49-year-old sports star had only minor symptoms and doesn’t appear to have any lingering side effects of the virus.
Listen to the full clip from SiriusXM below.