Apr 05 2009

Lucky Number 17 for Gordon

Gordon Finally wins in Texas
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I think it was my fault Jeff Gordon hadn’t broken the winless streak until today, I had picked him to win almost every race this year, and he could’ve one most of them, so, sorry about that Jeff, maybe I’ll no longer make any predictions.

Jeff Gordon was not the most dominant car all day, for sure, but he was when it counted, running some of his fastest laps and at one point, the announcers said he had just run the fastest lap of anyone that day, and that was in the last run with about 26 laps to go. It looked like Jimmie Johnson was coming up fast a couple times, but both times he faded back a bit and looked as though he was just pushing it to the limit to try to catch him. He might’ve been able to do it if it was the Samsung 510 or so, but just ran out of time today.

For you Carl Edwards fans, I know it sure helped Gordon out that they had trouble in the pits, not sure if he could’ve beat Gordon at the end, but it would’ve been fun to watch him and Jimmie both trying to get him. Biffle also had some trouble and could’ve possible won this race as well, but, I guess that’s why they go ahead and race the race instead of just guessing who’s going to win, just like football, that’s why they play the game.

Now, if Gordon can win at Homestead and the title, I think this year would be complete. ;)

Here is how they finished:
1 – 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet National Guard GED Plus / DuPont 195/10 334 Running
2 – 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s / Kobalt “Tough Tools for Cool Schools” 175/5 334 Running
3 – 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M 170/5 334 Running
4 – 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Old Spice / Office Depot 165/5 334 Running
5 – 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Dewalt 160/5 334 Running
6 – 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet Cheez-It / Carquest 155/5 334 Running
7 – 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target 146/0 334 Running
8 – 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 147/5 334 Running
9 – 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar 138/0 334 Running
10 – 99 Carl Edwards Ford Aflac 139/5 334 Running
11 – 00 David Reutimann Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 135/5 334 Running
12 – 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Ground 127/0 334 Running
13 – 98 Paul Menard Ford Quaker State / Menards 129/5 334 Running
14 – 12 David Stremme Dodge Penske Racing 121/0 334 Running
15 – 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet U.S. Army 118/0 334 Running
16 – 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 120/5 334 Running
17 – 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Mobil 1 112/0 334 Running
18 – 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Interstate Batteries 114/5 334 Running
19 – 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Budweiser 106/0 334 Running
20 – 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Amp Energy / National Guard 108/5 334 Running
21 – 07 Casey Mears Chevrolet Jack Daniel’s 100/0 334 Running
22 – 33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Cheerios / Hamburger Helper 97/0 334 Running
23 – 25 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet GoDaddy.com 94/0 332 Running
24 – 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA 91/0 332 Running
25 – 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 88/0 332 Running
26 – 34 John Andretti Chevrolet MyAutoLoan.com 85/0 332 Running
27 – 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil 82/0 331 Running
28 – 21 Bill Elliott Ford Motorcraft 79/0 331 Running
29 – 171 David Gilliland Chevrolet Capital Window 76/0 330 Running
30 – 20 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot 73/0 330 Running
31 – 78 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row Companies 70/0 330 Running
32 – 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Best Buy 67/0 329 Running
33 – 8 Aric Almirola Chevrolet Guitar Hero 64/0 328 Running
34 – 44 A.J. Allmendinger Dodge Super 8 61/0 328 Running
35 – 113 Max Papis Toyota GEICO 58/0 326 Running
36 – 43 Reed Sorenson Dodge McDonald’s 55/0 315 Running
37 – 6 David Ragan Ford UPS 57/5 293 Out of Race
38 – 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Sears Auto Center / Valvoline 49/0 255 Running
39 – 7 Robby Gordon Toyota Jim Beam 46/0 249 Out of Race
40 – 96 Bobby Labonte Ford Ask.com 43/0 229 In Pit
41 – 47 Marcos Ambrose Toyota Clorox / Kingsford / Little Debbie 40/0 216 Out of Race
42 – 09 Mike Bliss Dodge Phoenix Racing 37/0 76 In Pit
43 – 66 Dave Blaney Toyota Prism Motorsports 34/0 48 In Pit

Here are the top 12 in points as of Texas:
1. Jeff Gordon 1154
2. Jimmie Johnson 992 -162
3. Kurt Busch 974 -180
4. Clint Bowyer 967 -187
5. Tony Stewart 963 -191
6. Denny Hamlin 938 -216
7. Kyle Busch 914 -240
8. Carl Edwards 889 -265
9. Matt Kenseth 864 -290
10. Kasey Kahne 851 -303
11. David Reutimann 845 -309
12. Jeff Burton 835 -319

2 Comments

  • By Pete, April 5, 2009 @ 6:37 pm

    Is Carl working on this pit crew problem????

  • By webmaster, April 5, 2009 @ 7:11 pm

    I bet they are talking about it, I think they said the fron tire changer had trouble on both wheels.

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