Jeff Gordon is Back! by Michael Accardi July 20, 2016July 20, 2016 Share Comments Albeit briefly. Jeff Gordon will drive the No.88 Nationwide Chevrolet at Indianapolis and Pocono in place of the currently concussed Dale Earnhardt Jr. “Jeff’s a team player,” Hendrick Motorsports team owner Rick Hendrick said in a statement. “I know he’ll be ready, and I know Dale has incredible trust in him. It’s going to be an emotional weekend with Dale not being there and seeing Jeff back behind the wheel. (No. 88 crew chief) Greg (Ives) and the team did a great job at New Hampshire, and they have the full support of our organization.” Gordon has been in the broadcast booth this season after his retirement at the end of the 2015 NASCAR season. The former No.24 man is one of the most successful stock car drivers at the Brickyard.