At the end of the 2015 season, Jeff Gordon has said that he will step away from full-time Sprint Cup competition. However, he hasn’t exactly said he plans to retire, typically keeping the r-word out of his vocabulary all together.
Now we know why he left the door open for more races in the future. On Tuesday during the Chase Media Day event, Gordon said he wouldn’t leave a return to NASCAR off the table at an event like the Mudsummer Classic.
— Miss Sprint Cup (@MissSprintCup) October 6, 2015
First of all, thanks Dale Earnhardt Jr. You asked the hard-hitting questions that us media members shied away from.
Secondly, this would be absolutely fantastic. Watching a legend like Gordon try to command a dirt track at Eldora Speedway with dirt ringers like Christopher Bell and Bobby Pierce—who are a combined eight years younger than Gordon. Yeah, that would be fun.
Gordon isn’t the first retiring driver to mention he’d love to race at Eldora. Tony Stewart, who happens to own the Ohio track, said last week during his retirement speech that he’d love to race the Mudsummer Classic.
So is there a chance we might actually see Stewart and Gordon back on the same track again in the near future? In trucks? On dirt? This needs to happen for both devoted fan bases when Smoke and the Rainbow Warrior ultimately hang up their helmets.