Maybe, Gordon said. Then again, maybe not.
Like if he were to win a fifth Cup series championship this season in the season finale at Homestead, Fla.
"I will call it quits - I'll tell you that right now - right there on the spot," Gordon, 42, said Tuesday during the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour. "I think that would be a great way to go out.
"But I know if we did that, I'd be thinking, 'Maybe we could do it again next year.' So, don't hold me to that. I'm jokingly serious."
As Gordon has gotten older, he said it's not uncommon to take time each season to consider his future.
"I've done everything I've wanted to do in sport. I want to go out feeling good about who I am and what I'm doing and being competitive," he said. "Then you have a bad year and your back is hurting and you say things like (it might be my final year)."