Sunday, August 4, 2013

Jeff Gordon has a lot to look forward to at Pocono



Credit: Debbie Ross for Skirts and Scuffs  
 After a seventh-place finish at Indianapolis, Jeff Gordon made his return to the top 10 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings for the first time since Phoenix, the second race of the 2013 season. Now Gordon makes his return to Pocono with a lot to look forward to.

Gordon has more wins (six) at Pocono than any other driver in the history of the sport. He has also led the most laps at the track. Although the driver of the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet will start from the 22nd position, Gordon won the race last August from back in 27th.

Now looking for his first win of the season, there's one thing standing in Gordon's path to the front: Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson. Johnson earned the pole for Sunday's GoBowling.com 400 with a record-breaking qualifying lap.

Johnson has four wins this year, one of which occurred at the "Tricky Triangle" just seven races ago. He may be on the fast track to his fifth win and sixth championship. But wins and championships are something Gordon is very familiar with himself.

During a press conference on Saturday at Pocono Raceway, Gordon seemed optimistic about Sunday's race.

"It's a good track for us, a good place for us to come and fight and do battle like what we've been used to doing this year and last year to claw our way into the Chase."

Gordon sits 10th in the point standings and will celebrate his 42nd start at Pocono.

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