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NASCAR: Win at Pocono Sets Jeff Gordon Up for Sprint Cup Championship Run

New rules. Old winner.With a new gear rule handed down by NASCAR forcing drivers to once again shift while navigating the "tricky triangle" at Pocono Raceway, experience was sure to be the deciding factor in the outcome of Sunday's 5-Hour Energy 500.Few drivers are as experienced as four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon, and that experience paid off.Sunday's win—Gordon's fifth at Pocono and first since 2007—was win career win 84 for Gordon. Coupled with his win earlier this season at Phoenix, he is virtually locked into the Chase for the Sprint Cup and a shot at a fifth championship.Gordon also joined Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch as the only multiple winners in 2011. Gordon's place in historyGordon's ...

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