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CONCORD, N.C. -- On the very same day Jeff Gordon returned to the country from a vacation in France, he made his way to the Hendrick Motorsports campus. was there to capture the driver's preparations to fill in for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88 Axalta Chevrolet SS at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Go behind the scenes inside the No. 88 team race shop as the car is specifically fitted for Gordon, and hear from the driver on the task ahead of him in the video above.

He talks Earnhardt, No. 88 team crew chief Greg Ives, the prospect of returning to Indianapolis Motor Speedway and much more.

Check it out above.