|Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard |
Powered by BigMachineRecords.com Winner Jeff Gordon With His Escort To Victory Lane
Jeff Gordon became the first five-time NASCAR winner at Indy, snatching the lead from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne on a restart with seventeen laps remaining and holding on for his second Sprint Cup victory this season and the 90th of his career.
"I'm not very good on restarts and wasn't very good today," Gordon said. "I finally made the restart of my life when it counted most. Once we got down into (turns) 1 and 2, I could hear (Kahne) getting loose. I've got to thank him for racing me clean. He's such a good guy.”
Jeff Gordon gives the iconic bricks a few extra "kisses"
"I cannot believe this just happened.” Jeff Gordon announced. “I was trying so hard with 10 to go not (to) focus on the crowd, trying not to let it get to me. It's such a big race, such an important victory. You can't help it, your emotions take over."
Gordon won the original NASCAR Race at the Brickyard in 1994, a couple of days after his twenty-third birthday. He also won this prominent race in 1998, 2001, and 2004.
Gordon received his trophy from race namesake. John Wayne Walding, a native of Little Elm, Texas, is an Army veteran. During his twelve years of active service, he completed tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. He lost part of his right leg while involved in a firefight in 2008. He has been awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Combat Infantry Badge. John is also the founder of Five Toes Custom, which produces handcrafted precision rifles and provides support and direction for wounded veterans.
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