Congrats to Jeff Gordon on Pocono Win. About time.
Meanwhile, just when everyone was about to write Gordon off in what has been an incredibly hard-luck year, he wins a rain-shortened event and vaults to 13th in the points standings with just five races remaining before the Chase to the Sprint Cup cutoff.
That moved him smartly into position to claim the second of the two Chase wild-card berths that go to the top two drivers in points outside the top 10 who have the most wins.
Wild card standings1.K. Kahne26222.J. Gordon1611--R. Newman1611--Ky. Busch1599--J. Logano1575
MY BLOOD RUNNETH (BIG) ORANGE