Retired racing driver Jeff Gordon says he won’t be pulled out of retirement next year for the 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona – the first race on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship calendar. Instead, Gordon is electing to end his part-time IMSA career on a high note, having won the endurance race this past January with brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor, and Max Angelelli, in the Cadillac DPi-V.R.
“I mean, who doesn’t want to go out on top!” he told website RACER. “I plan on watching the event – not competing in it. I’ll be pulling for Jordan Taylor and Wayne Taylor Racing, and I’m excited to see how Ricky does with Penske’s new team.”
At the end of this year’s IMSA season, Ricky Taylor made the decision to leave his father’s team, Wayne Taylor Racing, to pursue the opportunity of driving for Team Penske in the DPi-spec Acura ARX-05.
Like Gordon, Max Angelelli has also reportedly made the decision not to return to the 24-hour IMSA race at Daytona, leaving Wayne Taylor Racing with several seats to fill in the No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R.