INDIANAPOLIS, IN (WFXG) - Jeff Gordon started Sunday's Brickyard 400 from the outside pole and went on to capture a record breaking 5th victory at Indianapolis Motorspeedway.
Gordon had won the first race at the fabled brickyard back in 1994 but never thought that he would go on to win 4 more in his career.
"Certainly not in 1994 I didn't," commented Gordon on his win. "You never know when your next win's going to come. We've been close a couple of times to getting number five."
Gordon grew up only a few miles from Indy so, winning there is extremely special.
"Every time I come here to Indianapolis I feel like we have a shot at winning," continued the race winner. "It's just a special place and I love racing here."
The victory didn't come easily as his teammate Kasey Kahne led the most laps throughout the day but an awesome restart on lap 144 proved to be Gordon's winning moment.
"Out of nowhere, I have the restart of my life at the most important moment that you could ask for in a race, in a season, at a race like this," commented Gordon on his race winning moment. "So that was awesome, just awesome."
With the post season only 6 races away, Gordon knows that a Brickyard win could be just what his team needs to propel them to a 5th Cup Series Championship.
"The significance of this win at this point in the season, what it does for you as a team, confidence, positioning yourself to try to go win a championship, I don't know how you really rank it," said Gordon after the race.
With 8 Indy winners going on to win the current season's championship, Gordon and his team are in a great position for another championship run.