BREAKING NEWS: Four time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon has officially announced that he will in fact run this years Indy 500 in May. Gordon who is in his first year of retirement stated earlier this week that: "Over the last years my focus has been on the 600 [Coca Cola 600], so now with a little more free time I will be able to attempt a life long dream, and run the Indianapolis 500." While Gordon's day will still consist of broadcast duties along side Darrell Waltrip & Mike Joy, Gordon still believes there is no better time then now to compete in the famed 500-mile race. "I'm still relatively young and have speed, so why not now? Why wait another 3 or 5 years, when the opportunity is in front of me now," Gordon said.
Gordon was unable to give many details considering a press conference is scheduled for next week. Speculation is that Roger Penske will field an extra car for Gordon as he attempts to make the race. This deal would make sense considering Penske's strong NASCAR connection. While Penske seems to be the favorite to host Gordon, there have also been rumors that Ganassi may also try and court the future Hall of Famer. Again, this move could also be very probable consider Ganassi's detailed NASCAR history.
With many unknowns still on the table, we hope to learn more next week during the official press conference. Of course there is one thing we already know, and that is it's...
As much as we would love this to happen, Gordon has NOT in announced anything regarding the Indy 500 and what his future racing career may hold! We hope this could brighten your day a bit, and hope you have a great April Fools day and even better weekend! Let us know if you fell for it! Thanks for playing along! Also, follow our Twitter account at @nascar_opinion & Instagram at NASCAR OPINION!
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