Indianapolis, IN. – Jeff Gordon brought the Drive to End Hunger Chevy home to a runner-up finish at the Brickyard 400—his 7th top-5 this season. Clean pit stops and a fast car propelled Gordon to the lead on lap 59. After staying on track during what would be the race’s final caution, Gordon gave up the lead on lap 133 to make a final stop under green and returned to the race in 18th position. Fresh right-side tires and a full fuel tank helped the Drive to End Hunger Chevy motor through the field as the leaders slowed to conserve fuel. Turning laps 2 seconds faster than the rest of the field, Gordon passed eight cars and closed a 10-second gap on the leader to less than a second in the final laps. Gordon remains 7th in Sprint Cup Series points, now just 52 points out of the lead. The Drive to End Hunger Chevy will return to the track at Pocono on August 7.
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