NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon (4 times) has a different way and plans to retirement. The 45-year-old stock-car Jeff publicized he was hanging up his helmet at the extremity of the 2015 Sprint Cup season after 805 races dating back to 1992 and promptly returned to the compartment fill in for the hurt Dale Earnhardt, Jr., at eight races in 2016 with Hendrick Motorsports.
The three time Daytona 500 winner just put his name on a contract with the Wayne Taylor Racing group to challenge at the Rolex 24 at Daytona Endurance compete in January. He’ll be met with Taylor and Max Angelelli after a 10-year interruption form the event. Gordon acted part in the 2007 Rolex 24 with the WTR team and completed third in what was his beginning. His 2017 bid will come steering alongside Taylor’s sons Ricky and Jordan, as well as Angelelli, in the No. 10 Konica Minolta-sponsored Cadillac DPi-V.R for IMSA’s agelong WeatherTech SportsCar Championship event of the year.
I really enjoyed racing in the 24 hrs of Daytona in 2007 with Max, Wayne, and Jan Magnussen, Gordon expressed. When I publicized I would no longer be challenging full time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, my anticipation was that I would get a possibility like this to challenge again in such a reputable event with Konica Minolta and Wayne Taylor Racing with the hopes of prevailing it this moment. I know that Ricky and Jordan are super-fast and I believe it will be a very strong collection.
For Taylor, who retired after the 2014 Rolex 24, meeting with Gordon should be an entertaining experience on a personal stage. Dropping Gordon into the IMSA paddock for the season commence will also assurance the group and Cadillac will have the prominence thought directly on its app from commence to complete.
We are aroused to have Jeff back in the roll with us for the 2017 Rolex 24, Taylor expressed. He was with us when we began this race team back in 2007 and he assisted us complete on the platform. We have kept in close touch ever since and have always been looking for another possibility to have him join our motorist roll. That possibility is finally here after his status from full time tournament in NASCAR, and we are very much looking forward to working with him again. Gordon will take part in at least one pre-race try-out at Daytona prior to the commence of the 55th Rolex 24 at Daytona on January 28.