Jeff Gordon fans were likely happy to see old four-time behind the microphone during Sunday’s Daytona 500 broadcast, but nothing compares to seeing him behind the wheel of the No. 24 Chevrolet. The chance to witness that spectacle has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean you’ll never see Gordon race professionally ever again.
Speaking to Reuters, Gordon said he has an interest in racing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans at Le Sarthe in France. The only deciding factors will be whether or not he’s healthy enough to take part in the grueling endurance race and if he can join the proper team and be competitive.
“I’ve always said that if the right opportunity came along I would like to,” Gordon said. “When it comes to competing and racing I don’t take it for granted of what it takes to be competitive.”
“I wouldn’t do any (type) racing if I couldn’t fully prepare for and I couldn’t bring something to that team to enhance the their chances of winning,” he added.”If I feel healthy enough with my back. Physically fit enough to handle the (high gravity forces) ..make the lap times. It would be definitely be the goal.”
This isn’t the first time Gordon’s expressed his desire to race outside of NASCAR. Early last year, the 44-year old shared his positive opinion of Corvette Racing, saying it’s exactly the type of program he’d like to get involved with.
“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,” he said.