Well, Kiss My Bricks (For the Fifth Time)

skid marks, jason hildebrand, beaverdamusa.comWell, we now have a 5-time winner of The Brickyard 400, run annually at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Jeff Gordon, has won 5 of the 20 races at the famed Indiana track.  That means, Gordon has a better shot of winning a race there than Dan Uggla had getting a simple hit as an Atlanta Brave.

So, every time Gordon runs a race at this track, there is a 25 percent chance he will win.  Great job this past Sunday for Gordon, who absolutely had the best car and benefited from a late caution while Kasey Kahne had the lead.

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It was unfortunate for Kahne, who was looking to earn his first victory of the year and secure a spot in the Chase.  Kahne led a race high 70 laps. If it weren’t for the late caution and an absolutely great restart by Gordon, it looked as if Hendrick Motorsports would have all 4 cars in the Chase.  It seems to be Kahne’s luck this year that the caution flag waved and he subsequently finished 6th.  Following Gordon in place of finish was Kyle Busch in 2nd, then Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth, Kasey Kahne, Joey Logano, Kyle Larson, Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt, Jr, then Austin Dillon, rounding out the top 10.

Overall, to the average fan watching the race at home, it was pretty much a snoozer.  No big wrecks, not many cautions.  Gordon has proven to everyone this year, that his career is not over just yet.

Back to Long Pond

Dale Earnhardt, Jr., will attempt to defend his earlier Pocono win this weekend, as the boys (and girl) will once again, be racing in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.  Look for Brad Keselowski to attempt to redeem himself, as he got debris stuck on the grill of his car in the last race, causing some overheating issues.  This allowed Dale, Jr., to pass him with a couple of laps remaining at the 2.5 mile track and cruise to victory.  With that being said, I’m taking Keselowski in the #2 this Sunday.


About Jason Hildebrand

Jason Hildebrand was born in Cleveland, Tenn. and has lived his entire life in Bradley County. Jason started playing baseball at a very early age and went on to play at Cleveland High School where he graduated from in 1992. After graduation, Jason attended The University of Tennessee at Knoxville before graduating from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
An avid sports fan, Jason’s is a season ticket holder at the The University of Alabama. He has been fortunate enough to be a part of the last two Crimson Tide National Championships (’09 BCS game in Pasadena, CA and ’11 BCS game in New Orleans, LA). Though he primarily cheers, “Roll Tide Roll!,” he keeps up with all Collegiate football, regionally and nationally.
He is currently a co-host on the Sports Drive and the sideline reporter for Cleveland High School. He has been blogging for BeaverDamUSA.com since 2014.
In Jason’s spare time he enjoys playing golf and cooking (outdoors). Jason is the son of Terry and Diane Hildebrand, from Cleveland, TN. His birthday is October 3rd , and he is also the husband of Emily Beaty.

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