Jeff Gordon’s daughter to drive a quarter midget

via @JeffGordonWeb

via @JeffGordonWeb

First there was Wonder Boy, now could there be Wonder Girl? The daughter of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon is starting to run quarter midgets.

On Monday, 6-year-old Ella Gordon got behind the wheel of a quarter midget for the first time and naturally mom and four-time Cup Series champion dad were there to share photos.


The plan is for Ella to race in quarter midget cars this year.

As for Jeff Gordon, he finds himself backing off of those comments which suggested he could retire at the end of the season should he win the Cup Series championship. Gordon recently suggested to Larry King that he could race another ten years.

“It’s funny how life serves these things up,” Gordon said. “You go through a time where you go through a frustrating year, or I had some back and health issues. And I said, ‘You know, I don’t know how much longer I’m going to be able to do this at this level or if I event want to.’

“Then you all of the sudden have this amazing year, and you go, ‘God, I love racing. Racing’s amazing. I can’t wait to do it for another 10 years.’ ”

Gordon currently leads the Cup Series point standings but does not have a win which would all but guarantee him a spot in the Chase, NASCAR’s version of a playoff.