Hendrick Motorsports Chassis #24-725 is a Chevrolet Impala raced by Jeff Gordon twice in 2012. Gordon's victory at Pocono Raceway in this car was his sixth win at the track, which is the NASCAR Cup Series record for most victories at Pocono.
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2012 Pocono victory
Hendrick Motorsports chassis #24-725 not only went out in style – covered in champagne – the car also earned Jeff Gordon the distinction of having the most wins all-time at one of the highest speed tracks in the series.
Jeff Gordon qualified the car 27th for the 2012 Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway. As is typical of the Pocono mountains, weather was the story of the day with rains delaying the start of the race and threatening to end it at any moment.
Just past the halfway point, Jeff had worked his way up to seventh position when a caution flew on lap 86 for a crash. As ominous rains crept onto the edges of track property, the race restarted on lap 91 with anxious drivers at the front determined to be in the lead when the rains ended the race.
When the first and second place cars of Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth collided in turn one, Jeff Gordon weaved his way from sixth to the lead, seconds before what would become the last caution of the race. It was a record breaking win for Gordon as he surpassed Bill Elliott as the all time win leader at Pocono Raceway with six overall Cup series wins at the "Tricky Triangle."
The win snapped a 31-race winless drought and was Gordon’s 86th career victory.
In its maiden outing, chassis #24-725 wore Dupont colors in the June 2012 race at Pocono, just weeks before returning in AARP colors to win at the same track. That day, Gordon qualified 12th and finished 19th in the Pocono 400.