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Jeff Gordon Breaks the streak!!!
by B C,posted Feb 28 2011 3:37PM
It’s been a long, long time for the #24 of Jeff Gordon to win a race. In fact it’s been 66 races since his last win at Texas Motor Speedway in April 2009. Well, he broke the streak; the #24Jeff Gordon won the Subway Fresh Fit 500 (k) Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. I think it’s safe to say that all the fans, crews and teams were exited for his latest victory. This is Jeff’s 83rd win of his career [which ties him with Cale Yarborough for 5th in all time in wins]. He led the most laps on the day, passed #18-Kyle Busch with 8 laps to go, and pulled away to win by more than a second. Busch held onto finish 2nd, followed by #48-Johnson, #29-Harvick, #39-Newman, #4-Kahne, #14-Stewart, #22-Busch, #43-Allmendinger, and #88-Earnhardt, Jr. Pole sitter #99-Edwards was involved in accident on lap 59 and finished 28th. There was a big wreck involving 13 cars on lap 67, causing the race to be red flagged for 14 minutes for track cleanup. There were 28 lead changes among 12 leaders with 8 cautions for 43 laps.
Diving into the Nationwide series race, #18-Kyle Busch win’s his second race of the weekend at he takes the checkered flag in the Bashas Supermarkets 200 at Phoenix International Raceway. He dominating the race and leading every lap. #60-Carl Edwards made a late charge for the lead but was never able to take the position. He finished second. The rest of the top 10: #33-Kevin Harvick, #30-Ryan Newman, #32-Reed Sorenson, #20-Joey Logano, #6-Ricky Stenhouse, #31-Justin Allgaier, #11- Brain Scott, and #09-Kenny Wallace. There were 3 cautions for 15 laps and no lead changes.
The Camping World Series rolled through the Phoenix International Raceway giving a first season win for Kyle Busch driving the #18-Dollar General Toyota just ahead of #2-Clint Bowyer to win the Lucas Oil 150. This is his second victory and sixth top-10 finish in seven races at Phoenix International Raceway. Bowyer finished second. Rounding out the top ten were; #33-Ron Hornaday Jr., #13-Johnny Sauter, #3-Austin Dillon, #60-Cole Whitt, #88-Matt Crafton, #51-Justin Johnson, #22-Joey Coulter, #23-Jason White. Cole Whitt (sixth) was the highest finishing rookie. Matt Crafton leads the point standings by 1 point over Clay Rogers. There was 1 lead change among 2 drivers with 8 caution flags for 38 laps.
Next up….Viva Las Vegas baby! Sprint Cup racing gets under way at 3pm on Fox TV at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Kobalt Tools 400. The Nationwide Series takes the green flag Saturday at 3pm on ABC TV and the Camping World Truck Series returns Saturday March 12th at Darlington Raceway for the “Too Tough To Tame 200” on Speed TV at 5pm.
Join me Monday afternoon at 4:00pm for The WING Racing Show, I give you race breakdowns and set you up for the next race weekend, plus take your calls. It’s race season…Baby!!!