SPEEDWAY, Indiana (WISH) – It was Thursday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where five-time Brickyard 400 champion Jeff Gordon got back into a miniature car for the first time in nearly 30 years.
Gordon said: “I feel like I went back 25 years to my youth. You know, it’s been a while since I’ve been so excited to get behind the wheel of a race car. I can’t believe I waited so long to come back to earth.
Gordon has agreed to take the wheel again to promote the return of the Race Driven2SaveLives BC 39 August 18 and 19 at IMS. The third annual race will honor the life of fire Bryan clauson and promote organ donation among running fans. Gordon had the honor of building some excitement for the Brickyard event.
Tim Clauson, Bryan’s dad and co-owner of Clauson Marshall Racing, said: “It was almost spiritual putting Jeff Gordon back into a dwarf where, you know, if you’re from this world, all those years ago, c t really is what elevated short track racing. So, to be part of what Bryan helped create here, that means everything. “
Gordon added, “All of this, I mean for a great cause. You know, for Bryan Clauson and his memory, I’m delighted to be able to talk about BC39 and the one looming after the Brickyard. But I just think that instead of the brickyard being on the oval course, I think they should bring it here. I might even come back for that.