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Retired NASCAR champion Gordon may race for Earnhardt

  • Alex Bowman, center, smiles as he talks with the crew of Dale Earnhardt Jr. before practice Friday July 15, 2016 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. Bowman will take Earnhardt's place for Sunday's New Hampshire 301 auto race after it was announced that Earnhardt will miss the race due to concussion-like symptoms. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

    Alex Bowman, center, smiles as he talks with the crew of Dale Earnhardt Jr. before practice Friday July 15, 2016 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. Bowman will take Earnhardt's place for Sunday's New Hampshire 301 auto race after it was announced that Earnhardt will miss the race due to concussion-like symptoms. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)  (The Associated Press)

  • Alex Bowman, center, smiles as he talks with the crew of Dale Earnhardt Jr. before practice Friday July 15, 2016 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. Bowman will take Earnhardt's place for Sunday's New Hampshire 301 auto race after it was announced that Earnhardt will miss the race due to concussion-like symptoms. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

    Alex Bowman, center, smiles as he talks with the crew of Dale Earnhardt Jr. before practice Friday July 15, 2016 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. Bowman will take Earnhardt's place for Sunday's New Hampshire 301 auto race after it was announced that Earnhardt will miss the race due to concussion-like symptoms. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)  (The Associated Press)

  • Alex Bowman, left talks with the crew of Dale Earnhardt Jr. before practice Friday July 15, 2016 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. Bowman will take Earnhardt's place for Sunday's New Hampshire 301 auto race after it was announced that Earnhardt will miss the race due to concussion-like symptoms.(AP Photo/Jim Cole)

    Alex Bowman, left talks with the crew of Dale Earnhardt Jr. before practice Friday July 15, 2016 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. Bowman will take Earnhardt's place for Sunday's New Hampshire 301 auto race after it was announced that Earnhardt will miss the race due to concussion-like symptoms.(AP Photo/Jim Cole)  (The Associated Press)

Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon could come out of retirement next weekend and drive the No. 88 Chevrolet if Dale Earnhardt Jr. is not cleared to race.

Earnhardt will sit out this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway because he shows symptoms of a concussion. Alex Bowman will drive in his place.

Hendrick Motorsports general manager Doug Duchardt says Gordon has agreed to return and drive next week if he is needed at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Gordon has not raced since last season's finale at Homestead, wrapping up a career that included 93 career Cup victories and series championships in 1995, 1997, 1998 and 2001.

He has called NASCAR races for Fox Sports television.