It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at Indy for record 5th time (The Associated Press)
With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again. Gordon won a NASCAR-record fifth Brickyard 400 on Sunday, eight days before his 43rd birthday and on the weekend Indianapolis Motor Speedway celebrated the 20th anniversary of his first Brickyard victory. Gordon's first win came before the celebratory kissing of the Yard of Bricks was en vogue, before he became a household name, while Sprint Cup Series rookies Kyle Larson and Austin Dillon were still in diapers. Now a family man with an aching back, Gordon used Sunday to show he's still at the top of his game.
Kahne doomed by poor restart, fuel woes at Indy (The Associated Press)
Kasey Kahne held the inside line, a lead and a shot at winning the Brickyard 400. Jeff Gordon powered his way past his Hendrick Motorsports teammate with 17 laps remaining Sunday for his NASCAR-best fifth victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Penske's Indy struggles continue in Cup series (The Associated Press)
Brad Keselowski and Juan Pablo Montoya came to Indianapolis trying to send Roger Penske back to Victory Lane. Montoya - making his second NASCAR start of the year - dropped nine spots in the first 10 laps, Keselowski's hopes were dashed by a string of bad luck and Joey Logano's fifth-place finish wasn't good enough to give their team owner the one major trophy missing from his mantle, the Brickyard 400. We just couldn't get it done.'' The Captain's two biggest race teams have been sunk by the strangest of slides at Indianapolis, the 2.5-mile oval that made him a household name in racing and business. He won a record 15 Indianapolis 500 titles between 1972 and 2009, and Keselowski gave Penske his biggest win in the Cup series with the 2012 points title.
Close, but no kiss for Kahne at Indianapolis (NASCAR.com)
A decision to take the inside line and a quicker-than-expected restart by Jeff Gordon ended Kasey Kahne's hopes for victory in Sunday's Crown Royal presents The John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It can be debated how much the two items mattered -- Kahne's No. 5 Chevrolet eventually fell to sixth, and then ran out of gas coming to the finish line.
Hamlin?s No. 11 car to R&D for further evaluation (NASCAR.com)
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