Kris­tensen wants Day­tona out­ing

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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.”


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