Before Sunday's race, only Formula One's Michael Schumacher had won more than four races at the fabled track in Indianapolis. The German racing legend captured five victories at the United States Grand Prix, which was held at Indy from 2000 to 2007.
Running in second place with 17 laps to go, Gordon took the final lead of the race off a caution restart on his way to his second win of the 2014 season and the 90th of his storied career. Gordon charged past the current race leader and teammate Kasey Kahne entering Turn 1 and was never challenged thereafter on his way to the checkered flag.
Only the great David Pearson (105) and King Richard Petty (200) have more NASCAR wins, per ESPN Stats & Info.
Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson also entered Sunday's race looking for his fifth Brickyard win, but he'll have to wait for at least another year. Indianapolis 500 legends A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears and Al Unser also have four wins at Indy's 2.5-mile oval.
Earlier in the week, and perhaps as a forecast to Sunday’s race result, Indianapolis Mayor Gregory Ballard declared Sunday as "Jeff Gordon Day" to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the very first Brickyard 400, which Gordon won in 1994. Gordon has since followed up the inaugural Brickyard 400 win with checkered flags in 1998, 2001, 2004 and now 2014.
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