Brickyard 400: Jeff Gordon wins at Indianapolis

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Jeff Gordon was a confident man on Friday. The confidence was rewarded on Sunday. A man who admits he isn't the best on restarts had one hell of a restart with 17 laps to go in the Brickyard 400 and powered past teammate Kasey Kahne for the lead and the eventual win in the first turn. - Nick Bromberg, From the Marbles

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JULY 27: Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout 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 Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JULY 27: Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout 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 Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
Jeff Gordon celebrates in front of his crew after winning the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Dave Parker)
Jeff Gordon celebrates in front of his crew after winning the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 27, 2014
Jeff Gordon celebrates in front of his crew after winning the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Dave Parker)
Jeff Gordon celebrates after winning the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
Jeff Gordon celebrates after winning the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 27, 2014
Jeff Gordon celebrates after winning the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
Jeff Gordon holds up the trophy after winning the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Jeff Gordon holds up the trophy after winning the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 27, 2014
Jeff Gordon holds up the trophy after winning the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Jeff Gordon celebrates by kissing the bricks after winning the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Robert Baker)
Jeff Gordon celebrates by kissing the bricks after winning the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 27, 2014
Jeff Gordon celebrates by kissing the bricks after winning the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Robert Baker)
Jeff Gordon drives through Turn 1 during the Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Tom Strattman)
Jeff Gordon drives through Turn 1 during the Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Tom Strattman)
Jeff Gordon drives through Turn 1 during the Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Tom Strattman)
Cars on different pit strategies enter pit lane while others stay on the track in a caution period during the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at Indy for record 5th time
Cars on different pit strategies enter pit lane while others stay on the track in a caution period during the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
Jeff Gordon pits during the Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Robert Baker)
Jeff Gordon pits during the Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Robert Baker)
Jeff Gordon pits during the Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Robert Baker)
Jeff Gordon drives off pit road during the Brickyard 400 auto race Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
Jeff Gordon drives off pit road during the Brickyard 400 auto race Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 27, 2014
Jeff Gordon drives off pit road during the Brickyard 400 auto race Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
Jeff Gordon drives into Turn 1 during the Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
Jeff Gordon drives into Turn 1 during the Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
Jeff Gordon drives into Turn 1 during the Brickyard 400 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

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