Gordon claims record fifth victory in Brickyard 400
Jeff Gordon also won the Brickyard 400 in 1994, 1998, 2001 and 2004.
Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) -
Jeff Gordon is hoping to win his fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship this year, but right now, he's celebrating his record fifth victory in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
This past Friday, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard declared July 27, 2014 as "Jeff Gordon Day" in Indianapolis, commemorating the 20th anniversary of Gordon's win in the inaugural Brickyard 400.
It was truly Gordon's day at this historic 2.5-mile racetrack on Sunday. Gordon, who grew up in nearby Pittsboro, Indiana and will turn 43 years old on Aug. 4, passed Kasey Kahne, his Hendrick Motorsports teammate, for the lead following a restart with 17 laps to go. He then held off Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth in the closing laps to become a five-time Brickyard 400 winner.