The site recently sat down with Jeff Gordon’s manager, Zak Brown, who works for motorsports marketing agency Just Marketing Inc. The only active driver the agency represents is Gordon, and Brown says the four-time NASCAR champion doesn’t want to hang up the helmet just yet.
“If you look at champions like Michael Schumacher and Mika Hakkinen, who left Formula One, took a breather, then came back to racing, I think that Jeff will take 12 or 24 months, and then when the right opportunity comes along, he’ll be back,” Brown said.
Endurance races in sports cars are what Jeff has his eye on, and he has also “shown a lot interest in Le Mans,” Brown said, adding thath he’d “be surprised if we never see him behind the wheel of a car again.”
Gordon and Brown have been working together since before his retirement to organize post-retirement events for him to compete in, with Gordon choosing JMI due to their international connections.
“When he brought us on, it was for post-racing,” Brown said. “That was his goal, and the reason we started so early was to get projects started.”
“It’s never been about finding room on the sleeve of his uniform for more logos. He wants to take his Rolodex and all his relationships and win championships off the track. He’s very interested in international opportunities, and that’s what he likes about JMI’s Rolodex,” Brown said.
In February, Gordon said he loved “seeing those Corvettes in the 24-hour race in Daytona.”
“I think that’s very cool and I’d love to be a part of that,” Gordon added, “Chevrolet has been a huge part of my Cup career.”