Don’t you do it, Jeff Gordon. Don’t you tease us with rumblings of a return to the NASCAR track!
Well, technically he did already return once, in 2016, to fill in for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88 while Junior was sidelined with a concussion.
But this … this is a different thing altogether. We’re talking returning in a more regular role, which would be much more of a comeback since his retirement in 2015.
USA Today’s “For The Win” reports that during an online Q&A with fans on Feb. 24, Jeff hinted that he might be interested in coming back to the sport.
A fan asked Jeff, who now works as a broadcaster for FOX Sports, if he would ever consider racing part-time in one of the lower tier NASCAR series—the Camping World Truck Series or the XFINITY Series.
Jeff’s reply was neither a definitive yes nor a no, but it was intriguing enough to get tongues wagging.
“I always thought about maybe looking at an opportunity to drive a truck at Martinsville or a track like that. I like the short tracks,” he said. “But to do it on part-time basis at a, like, mile-and-a-half or a superspeedway (like Daytona or Talladega) – no. I’m happy to be up in the booth and out of the car right now. I’m enjoying myself, and time with my family. I’ll let you know if that opportunity comes up at Martinsville, though.”
OK, so it’s pretty cryptic, but we think if he weren’t seriously thinking about he just would have shut down the question … don’t y’all agree?
Wouldn’t you love to see Jeff on the track again? We sure would.
This is definitely a story to watch. See the video below to hear it straight from the source!
Apparently, the Martinsville Superspeedway was over the moon to hear this news …
Glad we’re not the only ones who think so.