Jeff Gordon hints at possible return to NASCAR

Thursday, Mar 01 5104

 

The Four-time Monster Energy Cup Series champion said last weekend that he's open to possibly running a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway.

Gordon was taking part in a question and answer segment with Fox Sports when the question came up on the possible return.

“I always thought about maybe looking at an opportunity to drive a truck at Martinsville or a track like that,” Gordon said. “I like the short tracks. But to do it on part-time basis at a like mile-and-a-half or a superspeedway – 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."

Since his retirement at the end of 2015, Gordon won the Rolex 24 hours of Daytona in 2016 and filled in for the injured Dale Earnhardt Jr. for eight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races later that season.

In 47 starts at Martinsville, Gordon has compiled nine wins, 29 top five finishes, and an average finish of 6.9.