Gor­don to lead Brick­yard 400 field as pace-car driver

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IN­DI­ANAPO­LIS — Five-time Brick­yard 400 win­ner Jeff Gor­don will lead the field into the race one more time next month — as the pace-car driver.

Gor­don com­peted in each of the first 23 races on the historic 2.5-mile oval at In­di­anapo­lis Mo­tor Speed­way that is not far from his child­hood home.

Two years ago, af­ter Gor­don had an­nounced he would re­tire, race of­fi­cials billed the race as his “last ride.” The plan was to have Gor­don in the pace car last year. In­stead, Gor­don came out of re­tire­ment to re­place the in­jured Dale Earn­hardt Jr.

This time, Gor­don, who won three poles at Indy, will drive a su­per­charged 2017 Ca­maro ZL1. The race is sched­uled for July 24.

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