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Gordon gets win he needed

Updated: August 5, 2012, 11:20 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

LONG POND, Pa. -- The skies were dark and a storm was approaching fast as Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway was about to restart on Lap 91.

"This restart is going to be it," crew chief Alan Gustafson radioed to Jeff Gordon, in sixth place with Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson leading.

It was.

For the race and Gordon's season.

Johnson blew a tire and got sideways into second-place Matt Kenseth as they came into the first turn. ...

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