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Gil de Ferran steps away ... again

Updated: August 7, 2009, 6:28 PM ET
By John Oreovicz

It was another typical Friday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for Gil de Ferran. He drove his Acura prototype to pole position for the American Le Mans Series race, then casually announced he will retire from driving at the end of the 2009 ALMS campaign to concentrate on expanding his de Ferran Motorsports operation into the IndyCar Series.

De Ferran, 41, is one of the most successful drivers in American racing over the last 15 years. He scored the rare achievement of winning a CART-sanctioned ...

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