Kasey Kahne powers to victory at Pocono

LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 04: Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 4, 2013 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 04:  Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 4, 2013 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
LONG POND, PA – AUGUST 04: Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 4, 2013 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Kasey Kahne was able to seize the opportunity provided by two of his Hendrick Motorsports teammates Sunday to power his way to victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Gobowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway Sunday.  Kahne won after taking the lead from Jeff Gordon on the final restart with three laps to go.

Kahne led the closing laps after taking the lead thanks in large part to an earlier problem by his teammate Jimmie Johnson. But Gordon took the lead with seven laps to go and it looked for a time that he would steal the win on his birthday.  MORE>>

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