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Rain Gods Shine on Jeff Gordon at Pocono

There was a 90-minute rain-delay at Pocono Speedway before the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup race, with Juan Montoya on the pole and Jeff Gordon starting a dismal and deep 27th.Once underway, Denny Hamlin led for a while but for all intents and purposes, Jimmie Johnson was the class of the field with a rocket-ship Hendrick car. Johnson did have to pass fan-favorite Dale Earnhardt, Jr. for the top spot, and it did appear that Earnhardt would have yet another top-five run.That idea vanished not long after, with the No. 88 Chevy exploding a transmission. Earnhardt’s crew changed the tranny and he returned to the track 18 laps down and finished 32nd on the day.A late-race caution bunched up the field, with Johnson and Matt Kenseth starti...

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