Jeff Gordon will no longer drive NASCAR Sprint Cup cars full-time after this year’s season, but that doesn’t mean he’s quitting racing. Gordon said he would “explore opportunities for the next phase of his career,” when he announced his retirement from NASCAR, and it looks like that next “phase” could include a yellow Corvette.
During Thursday’s NASCAR Media Day in Charlotte, N.C., Gordon said that he’s open to racing at the Rolex 24 at Daytona with Corvette Racing once his Sprint Cup career has come to an end. He also mentioned Spa-Francorchamps, a legendary Belgian race circuit, as a place he would like to compete at going forward.
“I love seeing those Corvettes in the 24-hour race in Daytona,” Gordon said. “I think that’s very cool and I’d love to be a part of that. Chevrolet has been a huge part of my Cup career.”
It wouldn’t be Gordon’s first outing to the road course at Daytona. In 2007, he raced a Wayne Taylor Racing-campaigned Riley-Pontiac Daytona Prototype to a third place overall finish along side Wayne Taylor, Max Angelelli and current Corvette Racing driver Jan Magnussen.
“It’s really going to be more about figuring out if it’s possible,” Gordon said. “But anything I do, I want to be competitive. I don’t want to just ride around out there… the team, the amount of preparation, and the laps that I need in the car.”
Make it happen, Chevrolet, and we have a feeling Corvette Racing will gain a whole bunch more fans.