Gordon Won't Have Second Procedure Done On Back

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NDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Jeff Gordon says he has decided not to have a second procedure to deal with an achy back and instead will try to deal with the pain.

The NASCAR star said Saturday during qualifying for Sunday's race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway that the first procedure didn't help much and he doesn't see the point in having another injection of anti-inflammatory medication.

The four-time series champion has been dealing with a sore back for several months but ruled out surgery because it was too invasive.

Instead he will continue to focus on a series of stretching exercises and physical training in hopes the condition will improve.

Gordon is second in the points race behind Tony Stewart and will be looking for his record fifth victory at the Brickyard.