NASCAR Star coming out of retirement....kind of!

JEFF GORDON COMING OUT OF RETIREMENT FOR HISTORIC RACE


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Ever since he announced his retirement, rumors have swirled that he will return, but now it seems like that could be in the pipe for the NASCAR legend. 

Already having notched three victories at the Daytona 500, currently-retired driver Jeff Gordon is set to make a special appearance on the track during the 2017 Daytona 500 this Sunday (Feb. 26th). 

The racing star originally retired following the 2015 Sprint Cup Series, but returned to the track just less than a year later when Dale Earnhardt Jr. was pulled from driving after having suffered two severe concussions. Gordon stepped in for Dale Jr. on a number of races. 

Now, just days before the 2017 Daytona 500, it has been announced that Gordon will be joining the other drivers on the track this year - but just not racing them. 

"Chevrolet and I have a great history at the Daytona 500 and it's an honor to drive the 650-horsepower Camaro ZL1 pace car for the largest, most historic race of the season," Gordon said according to ESPN.

The American car manufacturer will also be issuing the pace vehicle for the Nextera Energy Resources 250 during NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series and they'll provide a 'Krypton Green' 2017 Camaro SS for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Powershares QQQ 300 on Saturday Feb. 25th. 

Gordon will be decked out in one of Chevrolet's Camaro ZL1 models which you can see below.

Credit: Team Chevy

Let us know what you think of Gordon getting back on the track - and if you think he's getting set up to come out of retirement!

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