Jeff Gordon wants to race Corvettes

And not in some subpar sequel designed entirely to sell toys.

OK, maybe the TUSC is a subpar sequel to ALMS, but Jeff Gordon told reporters at Thursday's NASCAR Media Day that he's interested in picking up an occasional endurance seat once he's done with his full-time oval career. He's especially interested in joining the Corvette Racing team.


"I love seeing those Corvettes in the 24-hour race in Daytona," Gordon said. "I think that's very cool and I'd love to be a part of that. Chevrolet has been a huge part of my Cup career."

Corvette Racing isn't above bringing on big NASCAR stars for at least the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Dale Earnhardt and Dale Jr. joined Andy Pilgrim and Kelly Collins to drive the No. 3 Corvette C5-R in the 2001 Rolex 24.

The elder Earnhardt seemed to really enjoy his time in the car. He even mulled over the possibility of DEI taking a car to Le Mans. Unfortunately Earnhardt died two weeks later in a crash at the Daytona 500.


Gordon isn't a total stranger to sports car racing and has a one-time teammate logging time in the C7Rs. Gordon drove for Wayne Taylor Racing in the 2007 Rolex 24, joining future Corvette Racing driver Jan Magnnussen, Taylor,and Max Angelelli in a Riley-Pontiac Daytona Prototype.

I'd like to see him in a Corvette, so long as team boss Doug Fehan has faith in him. He's one of the top drivers in NASCAR and would bring a little celebrity (not McDreamy levels... but at least it'd be in a Vette) to our little niche of motorsports.



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