Gordon, Hendrick Talk About Replacing Junior
Team owner Rick Hendrick and driver Jeff Gordon are back together again this weekend in Indianapolis. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Christa L Thomas)
Driver Jeff Gordon and Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick met with the media Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to talk about the four-time Sprint Cup champion’s return to the cockpit.
Gordon, who retired from driving duties following the 2015 season, will fill in for HMS’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. who is recovering from “concussion-like symptons”.
Hendrick announced this week that Gordon will drive the 88 Chevrolet in this weekend’s Brickyard 400 and next week’s race at Pocono Raceway.
The following is a full transcript of Friday’s press conference”
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS OF GETTING BACK IN THE CAR?
JEFF GORDON: “I certainly woke up feeling good when I saw Dale Jr.s’ Tweet that he’s seen progress. I texted him right away as soon as I saw that. So, that is great news. Great way to start the day. I’m certainly a little overwhelmed over everything that has happened over the last week. But, most of all, I’m proud to be here and help his team out. This is his team. What we want Read the full story »