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Storm clouds build as fans watch the NASCAR (Credit: Getty)

Storm clouds build as fans watch the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. (Aug. 5, 2012)

Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono

In a race marred by the death of a fan hit by lightning, Jeff Gordon earned his first victory of the season, taking advantage of an accident sparked by teammate Jimmie Johnson and going on to win when the race was called because of a downpour preceding the fatal storm. (Aug. 5, 2012)

LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 05: Sam Hornish
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LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 05: Sam Hornish Jr. pits the #22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 5, 2012 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Storm clouds build as fans watch the NASCAR
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Storm clouds build as fans watch the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. (Aug. 5, 2012)

LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 05: Juan Pablo
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LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 05: Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, races Kurt Busch, driver of the #51 Phoenix Construction Services Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 5, 2012 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

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LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 05: Jeff Gordon,
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LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 05: Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, leads Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Fastenal Ford, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 5, 2012 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 05: Crew members
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LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 05: Crew members work on the #42 Target Chevrolet, driven by Juan Pablo Montoya, during a pit stop during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 5, 2012 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Kasey Kahne, driver of the No. 5 Farmers
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Kasey Kahne, driver of the No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Penn. (Aug. 5, 2012)

LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 05: Jimmie Johnson
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LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 05: Jimmie Johnson drives the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 5, 2012 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 05: Denny Hamlin,
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LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 05: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, leads Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 5, 2012 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

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LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 05: Crew members
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LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 05: Crew members push the #14 Office Depot Back to School Chevrolet, driven by Tony Stewart, back to the garage as rain falls during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 5, 2012 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 05: Jimmie Johnson
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LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 05: Jimmie Johnson drives the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 5, 2012 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 05: Jimmie Johnson
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LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 05: Jimmie Johnson drives the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 5, 2012 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 05: Jeff Gordon,
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LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 05: Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane with daughter Ella after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 5, 2012 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)

LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 05: Jeff Gordon,
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LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 05: Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane with his wife Ingrid Vandebosch, son Leo, daughter Ella, Pocono Raceway track president Brandon Igdalsky and Miss Sprint Cup after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 5, 2012 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 05: Jeff Gordon,
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LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 05: Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 5, 2012 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)

LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 05: Tony Stewart
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LONG POND, PA - AUGUST 05: Tony Stewart pits the #14 Office Depot Back to School Chevrolet during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 5, 2012 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)

People sit at a campfire in a lot
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People sit at a campfire in a lot near the grandstands after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. A lightning strike in the parking lot at Pocono Raceway after the rain-shortened race killed one person and injured nine others, racetrack officials said. (Aug. 5, 2012)

Mostly empty camping and parking lots appear behind
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Mostly empty camping and parking lots appear behind the grandstands after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. A lightning strike in the parking lot at Pocono Raceway after the rain-shortened race killed one person and injured nine others, racetrack officials said. It wasn't immediately clear if all 10 people were actually struck by lightning in the parking lot behind the grandstand, nor was it known whether one or multiple strikes occurred. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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