Jeff Gordon wins Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway

Jeff Gordon; driver of the No.24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet won the rain shortened race at Pocono Raceway today. This is a huge win for Gordon, it moves him into the second wild card spot for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race for the Chase. Gordon celebrated his 41st birthday on Saturday.

On the restart prior to the rain coming down, Gordon’s teammate Jimmie Johnson got loose entering turn one and slid into Matt Kenseth. Kenseth’s car hit the wall and was later run into by Denny Hamlin as it slid back down the track.

Kasey Kahne who is listed as second place finisher would move to 57 points behind Clint Bowyer for 10th in the Sprint Cup standings. Kahne would need to finish inside the top ten in order to take advantage of the bonus points for his two wins.

2012 Unofficial Race Results : Pennsylvania 400

 

 1 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Drive to End Hunger
 2 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet Farmers Insurance
 3 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts
 4 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge Miller Lite
 5 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Office Depot “Back to School”
 6 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Haas Automation / Quicken Loans
 7 99 Carl Edwards Ford Fastenal
 8 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5-hour Energy
 9 78 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row / Farm American
 10 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford Stanley
 11 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet Menards / Serta
 12 55 Mark Martin Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine
 13 20 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot
 14 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s
 15 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M
 16 22 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Shell / Pennzoil
 17 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Budweiser
 18 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Allstate
 19 43 Aric Almirola Ford Automotive Lift Institute
 20 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target
 21 38 David Gilliland Ford ModSpace
 22 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Enersys / Odyssey Battery
 23 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Zest
 24 10 David Reutimann Chevrolet TMone.com
 25 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper
 26 83 Landon Cassill Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper
 27 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota Scott Products
 28 34 David Ragan Ford Taco Bell
 29 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Ground
 30 51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet Phoenix Construction Services
 31 32 Jason White Ford Zaxby’s
 32 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Diet Mountain Dew / AMP Energy / National Guard
 33 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M’s
 34 30 David Stremme Toyota Inception Motorsports
 35 13 Casey Mears Ford GEICO
 36 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota AM / FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves
 37 26 Josh Wise * Ford MDS Transport
 38 36 Tony Raines Chevrolet @TMone / CRM Hiring Veterans
 39 119 Mike Bliss Toyota Plinker Tactical
 40 37 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet Max Q Motorsports
 41 98 Mike Skinner Ford TRAQM.com
 42 191 Reed Sorenson Ford Plinker Tactical
 43 23 Scott Riggs Chevrolet North Texas Pipe