Jeff Gordon returning to Brickyard 400

INDIANAPOLIS — It’s been 3 years given Jeff Gordon led a margin during a Brickyard 400. Gordon took a mottled dwindle that day for his fifth Brickyard 400 and 90th career win.

Gordon again will get a event to lead this year, though in a opposite way. NASCAR and Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced that Gordon will expostulate a gait automobile for this year’s Brickyard 400 (July 23, NBC, 3 p.m. ET). He’ll be behind a circle of a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro Zl1.

“It’s tough to trust this is a 24th using of a Brickyard 400,” Gordon pronounced around press release. “This has been a really special competition over a years — for me and NASCAR. Winning during a famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway was a dream of cave as a kid. I’m vehement to lead a margin to a immature during this year’s Brickyard 400, and we conclude (track president) Doug Boles and Chevrolet for giving me this opportunity.” 

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Although he was innate in California, Gordon grew adult in Pittsboro and raced around a state. He won a initial Brickyard 400 in 1994 and afterwards went on to take a mottled dwindle in 1998, 2001, 2004 and 2014. His resume during a Brickyard also includes 3 poles and he finished in a top-10 17 times out of a 23 races he started.

“Jeff Gordon is one of a biggest drivers to ever contest during a Indianapolis Motor Speedway and we’re respected to acquire him behind to gait a 24th annual Brickyard 400,” Boles pronounced around statement. “It’s usually wise that Jeff will be out front and leading, a place where a fans of this good competition are accustomed to saying him.”

Gordon late from full-time racing after a 2015 season, though returned final year to fill in for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who was out with a concussion. Gordon finished 13th.

Spears writes for a Indianapolis Star, partial of a USA TODAY Network.

Contributing; USA TODAY Sports

 

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