After a lengthy and wildly successful career featuring 797 consecutive starts in NASCAR's top series, a guy deserves some rest, right?

Jeff Gordon, who is gearing up for his debut as a full-time on-air NASCAR analyst for FOX Sports beginning with Daytona Speedweeks, took some time over the Christmas and New Year's holiday to head to Australia with his lovely wife Ingrid and their children Ella and Leo.

Check out the following photos and video that Jeff and Ingrid shared from their recent vacation to the "Land Down Under."