Jeff Gordon is moving 40, far taken away from the cocky kid from Vallejo who shot to prominence and assisted place NASCAR on the mainstream map.
Gordon still at his age knows how to win. Gordon moved into a tie for third on Sprint Cup career victories list of NASCAR, winning for the 84th time when he got the checkered flag Sunday at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. His 84 wins tie him with Booby Allison and Darrell Waltrip in Cup history, and he tied Bill Elliott with five wins on Pocono’s 2 ½ mile triangle track.
Gordon said, “There’s no doubt, I’m blown away with what I’ve accomplished.”
Richard Petty leads with 200 career win and David Pearson is second with 105.
In February Gordon won at Phoenix International Raceway, has many victories in a season for the first time since 2007.
The second was the pole-sitter Kurt Busch and third Kyle Busch, even though his fun was short-lived. NASCAR proclaimed his No. 18 Toyota failed postrace inspection for the reason that the left-front end was too low. His car will be taken to research and development center of NASCAR.