Jul 26, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon (24) during qualifying for the Crown Royal Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Brickyard 400 Results: Jeff Gordon wins, stays at No. 1 in Sprint Cup

Jeff Gordon is racing with a vintage swagger that is reminding folks everywhere of the rise he had in the 90s and success he’s had ever since.

Gordon had fallen back a bit in recent years and he’s nearing the end of his career in NASCAR, but it’s very clear that he has plenty left in the tank and his performance in Indianapolis on Sunday afternoon was evidence of that.

Here’s a look at the top 20 finishing order for the Brickyard 400:

POS DRIVER CAR MANUFACTURER LAPS MONEY START LED PTS BONUS PENALTY
1 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 160 2 41 47 1 0
2 Kyle Busch Toyota 160 12 0 42 0 0
3 Denny Hamlin Toyota 160 27 18 42 1 0
4 Matt Kenseth Toyota 160 13 0 40 0 0
5 Joey Logano Ford 160 9 10 40 1 0
6 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 160 10 69 40 2 0
7 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 160 15 5 38 1 0
8 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 160 1 12 37 1 0
9 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 160 23 0 35 0 0
10 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 160 17 1 35 1 0
11 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 160 4 0 33 0 0
12 Brad Keselowski Ford 160 3 0 32 0 0
13 Greg Biffle Ford 160 19 0 31 0 0
14 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 160 11 0 30 0 0
15 Carl Edwards Ford 160 18 0 29 0 0
16 Clint Bowyer Toyota 160 16 3 29 1 0
17 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 160 6 0 27 0 0
18 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 160 36 0 26 0 0
19 Brian Vickers Toyota 160 5 0 25 0 0
20 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 160 24 0 24 0 0

With the win, Gordon secures his place for another week at the top of the Sprint Cup standings but he’s not running away with things the way it looked like he might earlier on in the season. Both Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin — who are in the top 15 of the standings — rounded out the top 3 behind Gordon on Sunday at the Brickyard which means they’re far from out of it as the Sprint Cup season barrels down the final stretch.

The story here though is Gordon, who is racing like he was still a young man and even for those who aren’t NASCAR fans, it’s still good to see a veteran and a legend like Gordon at the top of his game once again.

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