Jeff Gordon wins at Pocono

Monday 13th June, 2011 - 8:08am


Jeff Gordon in Pocono's victory lane

The Chevrolet driver beat home pole sitter Kurt Busch (Dodge) with Kyle Bush (Toyota) in third.

The key moment came on lap 156 of 200 when Gordon beat Kurt Busch out of the pits under caution. The four-time champion moved away from the re-start to take his 84th win of his career, tying him with Darrell Waltrip and Bobby Allison for third on the career victory list.

“You guys won that one in the pits — way to go,” said Gordon on the team radio as he took the chequered flag.

Jimmie Johnson finished fourth followed by Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Championship leader Carl Edwards suffered an engine failure 58 laps into the race to finish 37th.

Not a great day for Australia Marcos Ambrose who finished 36-laps behind Gordon in 34th place.

“I had a vibration in third gear for about 25 laps and we tried to save it but we lost third gear and then trying to leave the pits in fourth gear we lost the clutch too,” said Ambrose.

“It is just a bad day.”

Ambrose has slipped two places in the standings to be 21st.

RESULTS: 5-Hour Energy 500 – Pocono Raceway
1 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 200 Running
2 Kurt Busch Dodge Shell / Pennzoil 200 Running
3 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M’s 200 Running
4 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s 200 Running
5 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Okuma 200 Running
6 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet National Guard / Amp Energy 200 Running
7 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target 200 Running
8 Matt Kenseth Ford Affliction Clothing: Live Fast 200 Running
9 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Haas Automation 200 Running
10 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 200 Running
11 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot 200 Running
12 Kasey Kahne Toyota Red Bull 200 Running
13 David Reutimann Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 200 Running
14 Paul Menard Chevrolet Pittsburgh Paints / Menards 200 Running
15 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row Companies 200 Running
16 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Cheerios / Hamburger Helper 200 Running
17 David Ragan Ford UPS “We Love Logistics” 200 Running
18 Mark Martin Chevrolet Farmers Insurance / 200 Running
19 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Ground 200 Running
20 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar 200 Running
21 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Mobil 1 / Office Depot 200 Running
22 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 200 Running
23 Brad Keselowski Dodge Miller Lite 200 Running
24 Landon Cassill Chevrolet Thank A Teacher Today / Security Benefit 200 Running
25 A.J. Allmendinger Ford Medallion Financial 200 Running
26 Dave Blaney Chevrolet Golden Corral 200 Running
27 Greg Biffle Ford 3M 200 Running
28 Bobby Labonte Toyota Clorox / Kleenex 200 Running
29 David Gilliland Ford Taco Bell 200 Running
30 Casey Mears Toyota GEICO 198 Running
31 Mike Bliss Ford U.S. Chrome / Southern Pride Trucking 197 Running
32 Andy Lally Ford TRG Motorsports 194 Running
33 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet McDonald’s 189 Running
34 Marcos Ambrose Ford Stanley 154 Running
35 Sam Hornish Jr. Ford Long John Silver’s 140 Running
36 Tony Raines Ford Black Cat Fireworks 124 In Pit
37 Carl Edwards Ford Kellogg’s / Cheez-it 59 Running
38 Scott Wimmer Dodge Speed Energy / Harris Teeter 51 In Pit
39 T.J. Bell Toyota Green Smoke 33 Out of Race
40 Joe Nemechek Toyota / Pellet & Wood Stoves 29 In Pit
41 Michael McDowell Toyota HP Racing LLC 29 Out of Race
42 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet Red Line Oil 23 In Pit
43 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 17 In Pit
STANDINGS: After Race 14 of 36
1 Carl Edwards 492 Leader
2 Jimmie Johnson 486 -6
3 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 482 -10
4 Kevin Harvick 481 -11
5 Kyle Busch 467 -25
6 Kurt Busch 457 -35
7 Matt Kenseth 448 -44
8 Clint Bowyer 419 -73
9 Tony Stewart 417 -75
10 Ryan Newman 417 -75
21 Marcos Ambrose 348 -144 comment policy reserves the right to deny any post that is abusive or offtopic. Users are encouraged to flag/report comments which should be removed.

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