Gordon Doing His Version of the Double

Jeff Gordon 2015 3M Paint SchemeWhile 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.

24 Jeff GordonThe 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.

Source: Gordon to drive Indy 500 pace car before racing in Charlotte 600: ‘My version of the double’ | Hendrick Motorsports

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