Jeff Gordon scores record win at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JULY 27: Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents The John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 27, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JULY 27:  Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents The John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 27, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – JULY 27: Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents The John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 27, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)

Jeff Gordon has never been one to want to share records with anyone. Sunday the four-time champion was able to break a tie with his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson by winning his fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In doing so Gordon becomes the all time NASCAR winner at the famed speedway.

Gordon took the lead with a determined drive on the last restart with 17 laps to go as he powered by Kasey Kahne entering turn one . From there Gordon, who won the first Brickyard 400 20 years ago was able to stretch out his lead and cruise to victory.  It was his second win of the season and the 90th of his long Sprint Cup career.

Kyle Busch was second nearly two seconds behind, Denny Hamlin was third, Matt Kenseth fourth and Joey Logano fifth.

“I don’t think there is a greater feeling for a race car driver and a race team,” an emotional Gordon said. MORE>>>

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