Jeff Gordon could make return to racing, replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. for Brickyard 400
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Racing fans in Indianapolis could see Jeff Gordon back behind the wheel.
Hendrick Motorsports said Friday that Gordon could replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. at next week’s Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway if Earnhardt’s concussion symptoms continue to linger, forcing him to sit out the race.
The same symptoms will keep Earnhardt out of this weekend’s New Hampshire 301. If those symptoms persist, Gordon, the four-time Cup champion who retired last year, would drive the No. 88 car.
Earnhardt experienced concussion-like symptoms following crashes at Michigan and Daytona. He raced at Kentucky, but the symptoms persisted after the race.
Gordon has won five times in Indianapolis, where no other driver has won as many races.