Legendary four-time NASCAR premier series champion Jeff Gordon is returning to the racing scene, but not behind the wheel of the #24 Chevy NASCAR.
Gordon is coming back to race in the 55th Rolex 24 behind the wheel of one of the new Cadillac DPi-V.R Prototype race cars campaigned by Wayne Taylor Racing. This will be Cadillac’s return to prototype racing after a 14-year absence and Gordon’s return to racing after he “retired” last year, despite coming back to NASCAR to compete in a few races this season in place of Dale Earnhardt Jr.
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Gordon will race alongside full-season co-drivers Rickey and Jordan Taylor, and endurance driver Max Angelelli in the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R. The Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona goes on January 28-29 of next year.
“When I announced I would no longer be competing full-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, my hope was that I would get an opportunity like this to compete again in such a prestigious event — with Konica Minolta and Wayne Taylor Racing — with the hopes of winning it this time,” Gordon said. “I know that Ricky and Jordan are super-fast, and I believe it will be a very strong combination.”
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