While Kurt Busch has already said he will not pursue the famed “double” this year of running the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 back-to-back in May, Jeff Gordon is &mdash’ sort of.
While Gordon will in fact run the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the last time, he’s not actually racing in the Indianapolis 500 but rather driving the pace car — a Chevrolet Corvette.
The five-time Brickyard 400 champion will be back in Charlotte in plenty of time for the start of the Coca-Cola 600, unlike the last-minute arrival of Kurt Busch last season.
“It’s going to be a great day,” Gordon said.
“I’m looking forward to flying in the night before, be here early in the morning, pace the field, watch a few laps with my family and then head to Charlotte for the 600.