NASCAR Pocono 2012: Jeff Gordon Wins Rain-Shortened Pennsylvania 400

Jeff Gordon won a rain-shortened Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono on Sunday despite not leading a green flag lap.

Gordon was able to capitalize on a mistake made by his teammate Jimmy Johnson. Johnson was leading on lap 91 but slid into Matt Kenseth, causing Kenseth to spin and produce a yellow flag when Denny Hamlin was caught up in the accident. Gordon was able to get to the front and was given the win when the race was called after 98 laps of a scheduled 160.

The win was the 86th of Gordon's career and his sixth at Pocono which put him ahead of Bill Elliott the most all-time at the track. The win also moved Gordon up two spots in the standings to No. 13, which puts him back in the hunt for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was able to keep his lead over Matt Kenseth in the standings by five points despite finishing 32nd after experiencing transmission problems.

Here's the top five finishers at Pocono:

1. Jeff Gordon

2. Kasey Kahne

3. Martin Truex, Jr.

4. Brad Keselowski

5. Tony Stewart

For more on the race at Pocono, check back to this SBN Philly StoryStream. Meanwhile, for everything NASCAR check out Jeff Gluck's twitter feed and this SB Nation NASCAR StoryStream.

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