4-time NASCAR Cup Collection champion Jeff Gordon is popping out of retirement for one weekend to compete in a Porsche Carrera Cup North America race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, to be held over Labor Day Weekend.
Gordon, who retired from full-time NASCAR racing after the 2015 season, can be reunited with longtime crew chief Ray Evernham, marking the primary time the duo has raced collectively since 1999, Porsche mentioned in a press launch. In Cup Collection competitors, they received three championships and 47 races (out of Gordon’s career-total 93) collectively.
“I am trying ahead to getting again in a race automotive and competing towards a proficient subject of groups and drivers,” Gordon mentioned in a press release. “It will be a enjoyable method to spend the vacation weekend and make some new reminiscences.”
2021 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race automotive
The Carrera Cup is a spec sequence utilizing the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, working as a assist sequence to IMSA sports activities automotive racing in North America. An entry listing of greater than 30 automobiles is lined up for Indy, the place drivers will run the Speedway’s 2.4-mile, 14-turn street course. Gordon will reprise his signature quantity 24 for the race.
This is not the primary time Gordon has dabbled in sports activities automotive racing. He received the 2017 Rolex 24 at Daytona on his second try, driving a Cadillac DPi-V.R prototype. He’s solely the fourth driver to win each the Daytona 24-hour race and the Daytona 500, with three wins within the NASCAR season opener to his credit score.
A report five-time winner of the Brickyard 400 on the Indy oval, Gordon first sampled the street course in 2003 when he swapped automobiles with Components 1 star Juan Pablo Montoya, taking the Colombian’s Williams-BMW for a take a look at drive.