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.”
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.
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