Kristensen wants Daytona outing
Sportscar legend Tom Kristensen could be tempted out of retirement should a chance arise for him to contest the Daytona 24 Hours in the future.
The nine-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner was the grand marshal at last weekend’s American endurance showpiece, and said during the event that he’d love to make a return to the driving seat for the event, which he has never contested.
“My dad always said ‘never say never’ and if I was tempted back, Daytona would be the venue,” said Kristensen. “I am determined about the decision I made to retire and I am firm about that. It would just be for fun.”
Kristensen’s comments followed a pledge from team boss Chip Ganassi during an official sponsor event, during which he signed a piece of paper reading: “I Chip Ganassi will run a car for Tom and Allan [Mcnish] at the Daytona 24 Hours when they are 55.”