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Jeff Gordon to run Pro Invitational Series race at virtual Talladega

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 - Practice

HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 17: Former driver Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Rookie Throwback Chevrolet, talk in the garage area during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 17, 2018 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

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Four-time Cup champion Jeff Gordon said Wednesday that “I’m coming out of retirement” to compete in Sunday’s eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series iRacing event at a virtual Talladega Superspeedway.

The race will be at 1 p.m. ET Sunday on Fox, FS1 and the Fox Sports App. It will be Gordon’s first start in the series.

Gordon made the announcement Wednesday night during FS1’s iRacing program.

In the real world, the NASCAR Hall of Famer scored six of his 93 career Cup victories at Talladega Superspeedway. Gordon’s last victory there was in the 2007 fall race, completing the sweep of those two races that year.