Video: Jeff Gordon gives emotional speech at NASCAR Awards Banquet

Jeff Gordon speaks during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto racing awards Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Racing legend and Indiana native Jeff Gordon was honored Friday at the NASCAR Awards Banquet.

Gordon appeared stunned as he was introduced by Hollywood star Tom Cruise.

“When you are treated to excellence every day for 23 years, that doesn’t go away easily,” Cruise said.

Gordon took the stage and gave an emotional speech, recalling many of the memorable moments from his illustrious career.

Check out the video here:

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