27 Jan '17, 9pm

'Slam dunk' opportunity fuels Gordon at Rolex 24

'Slam dunk' opportunity fuels Gordon at Rolex 24

RELATED: Full Rolex 24 schedule DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- For a four-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup champion, Jeff Gordon sure seemed like a kid in a candy store Friday afternoon in the Daytona International Speedway garage area preparing for his second career start in Saturday's iconic Rolex 24 sports car race. Gordon will team with brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor and sports car veteran Max Angelelli in the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi owned by the Taylors' legendary racing father, Wayne Taylor. Competing in this renowned IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race with a team favored to win was an opportunity Gordon was not going to miss. Nor take lightly. "It was a slam dunk for me," Gordon said of the decision to participate. "What prevented me in other years (from racing in the Rolex) was the commitment. You really want to be in the car in December and in January...

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