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NASCAR: Gordon rolls to win in Kansas

Posted By James Williams On May 11, 2014 @ 10:22 AM In 1040 Sports,1080 Sports,Florida News,main feature,NASCAR | No Comments

Jeff Gordon gets a big win Saturday night in Kansas. [1]

Jeff Gordon gets a big win Saturday night in Kansas.

Many race fans recall the days when Jeff Gordon was a a fixture in Victory Lane on the NASCAR circuit. Well the man called Rainbow Warrior found his way back to the winner’s circle last night taking the checkered the 5 Hour Energy 400, at Kansas Speedway in front of a full house of over 75,000 fans.

Gordon, a four-time Sprint Cup champion, became the first driver to win three races at Kansas Speedway on a surreal Saturday night when the lights temporarily went out on the backstretch during the 5-hour Energy 400, the first Sprint Cup night race at the track.

Gordon, who won the first two Sprint Cup races at Kansas Speedway in 2001 and 2002, took the lead in his Chevrolet with eight laps to go and held off pole sitter Kevin Harvick’s Chevy by 0.112 seconds for his first win of the season in front of a near-sellout crowd.

The victory was Gordon’s first of the season and assured him one of the 16 berths in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Gordon, the series points leader, is the ninth winner in 11 races this season.

Here are the final results:

Lap length: 1.5 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

1. (13) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 267 laps, 119.4 rating, 47 points, $241,026.

2. (1) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 267, 137.7, 44, $233,758.

3. (17) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 267, 115.5, 42, $157,725.

4. (2) Joey Logano, Ford, 267, 128.7, 41, $161,341.

5. (22) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 267, 109, 40, $129,775.

6. (4) Carl Edwards, Ford, 267, 103, 39, $127,715.

7. (9) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 267, 101.4, 37, $109,365.

8. (12) Aric Almirola, Ford, 267, 90.4, 36, $133,551.

9. (14) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 267, 100.2, 36, $144,551.

10. (28) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 267, 81.3, 35, $140,301.

11. (7) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 267, 92.7, 33, $101,365.

12. (5) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 267, 89.4, 32, $119,660.

13. (3) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 267, 89.9, 32, $131,423.

14. (15) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 267, 82.9, 30, $120,765.

15. (24) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 267, 75.3, 30, $133,131.

16. (10) Greg Biffle, Ford, 267, 79, 28, $127,740.

17. (16) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 266, 70.4, 27, $114,279.

18. (30) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 266, 70.6, 26, $94,765.

19. (19) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 266, 68.5, 25, $131,301.

20. (8) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 266, 94.9, 24, $121,523.

21. (26) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 266, 59, 23, $113,748.

22. (20) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 265, 62.1, 22, $121,315.

23. (23) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 264, 59.9, 21, $120,181.

24. (25) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 264, 58.2, 20, $111,210.

25. (34) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 264, 49.1, 19, $103,398.

26. (27) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 264, 52, 18, $108,373.

27. (21) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 263, 60.8, 0, $80,815.

28. (36) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 263, 42.2, 16, $80,615.

29. (6) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 263, 66.9, 15, $80,415.

30. (29) A J Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 262, 50, 14, $97,923.

31. (43) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 262, 32.6, 0, $90,965.

32. (37) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 261, 32.1, 12, $95,398.

33. (32) Josh Wise, Ford, 261, 29, 11, $79,540.

34. (41) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 258, 41.7, 10, $91,362.

35. (33) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 257, 35.8, 9, $79,120.

36. (18) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, accident, 186, 64.5, 8, $86,915.

37. (39) David Gilliland, Ford, accident, 184, 40.9, 7, $86,700.

38. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 171, 31.5, 6, $81,530.

39. (11) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, accident, 149, 86.2, 5, $106,744.

40. (42) Timmy Hill, Chevrolet, engine, 137, 32.9, 4, $65,530.

41. (35) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, engine, 136, 42.2, 0, $61,530.

42. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, accident, 63, 28.4, 0, $57,530.

43. (31) Ryan Truex, Toyota, accident, 57, 38.8, 1, $54,030.

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