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Jeff Gordon To Run Rolex 24 At Daytona With Wayne Taylor Racing


Jeff Gordon is heading back to Daytona International Speedway, as a endurance sports car racer.

Four-time NASCAR CUP Series champion Jeff Gordon will make his return to the Rolex 24 At Daytona this January, something he hasn’t done in 10 years. He will reunite with IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship team Wayne Taylor Racing as they debut the new  No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V. He will team up with full-season co-drivers Jordan and Ricky Taylor and endurance driver Max Angelelli for the event.

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“When I announced I would no longer be competing full-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, my hope was that I would get an opportunity like this to compete again in such a prestigious event (with Konica Minolta and Wayne Taylor Racing) with the hopes of winning it this time,” Gordon said. “I know that Ricky and Jordan are super-fast, and I believe it will be a very strong combination.”

Jeff has participated in private test sessions with the team in recent weeks and is expected to join the team for the upcoming IMSA-sanctioned test at Daytona International Speedway in two weeks, as well as the three-day Roar Before The Rolex 24 At Daytona test on Jan. 6-8, 2017 prior to the race.

Jeff Gordon’s previous start was in 2007, with the same Wayne Taylor Racing team, placing a overall 3rd place finish in the race with Angelelli, Wayne Taylor and Jan Magnussen sharing the driving duties.