Jeff Gordon became the first NASCAR driver to capture five checkered flags at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway after winning the Brickyard 400 on Sunday afternoon.
After a restart with 17 laps remaining, Gordon was able to take the lead from Kasey Kahne and hold on to win the race.
“I’m not very good on restarts and wasn’t very good today,” Gordon said. “I finally made the restart of my life when it counted most. Once we got down into (turns) 1 and 2, I could hear (Kahne) getting loose. I’ve got to thank him for racing me clean. He’s such a good guy.”
Kahne realized it was inevitable that Gordon was going to pass him after the restart.
“Either way, he was going to pass me in 1 and 2. Looking back, I probably should have picked the top (line) on the restart. I would have loved to win the Brickyard.”
Gordon’s win today gave Chevrolet its 12th consecutive victory at the Brickyard.
Here’s how the top 10 looked at the end.
- Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet
- Kyle Busch, Toyota
- Denny Hamlin, Toyota
- Matt Kenseth, Toyota
- Joey Logano, Ford
- Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet
- Kyle Larson, Chevrolet
- Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet
- Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet
- Austin Dillon, Chevrolet
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