LONG POND, Pa. Jeff Gordon has ruled out surgery on his aching back and hopes the daily treatments he receives at the track will ease the pain he's felt for more than a year.
The four-time Sprint Cup series champion said he may opt instead for a repeat of a procedure he had last month, which typically calls for an injection of lidocaine or anti-inflammatory medication. He said that may take place in four to six weeks.
"Surgery really hasn't been an option," Gordon said after a steady downpour Friday washed out qualifying for this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.
He added surgery was "too invasive, and I don't think it's necessary."