Jun 13 2011

Jeff Gordon Wins Again in Pocono

Maybe I wasn’t paying as much attention, maybe the tv coverage was different, or it could’ve been the fact that Jeff Gordon won at Pocono again, but yesterday’s race was better than the previous several Pocono races I remember watching. This was his fifth win all time at Pocono and 84th victory, tying him for third all time with Darrell Waltrip and Bobby Allison. Gordon told his crew this victory was theirs;

As Nascar’s elder statesman and four-time champion later pointed out, the race was won on pit road. The No. 24 Chevrolet crew got Gordon out ahead of Busch on a stop under caution for debris on Lap 156 of 200, enabling Gordon to streak away from eventual seventh-place finisher Juan Montoya after a restart on Lap 160.
During a green-flag stop on Lap 177, the No. 24 crew again performed flawlessly, increasing the cushion Gordon held over Busch. “If we can just get out front, I think we’ll be OK,” Gordon had told crew chief Alan Gustafson before the Lap 156 pit stop — and that’s exactly what happened. “You guys won that one in the pits — way to go,” Gordon radioed to his crew after crossing the finish line. Source: Gordon claims 84th win to tie for third all time

Kevin Harvick messing with Kyle Busch was pretty funny, I’m assuming that Nascar hasn’t said anything about it, but I’ve been wrong before.

Here is how they finished:
1 24 Jeff Gordon
2 22 Kurt Busch
3 18 Kyle Busch
4 48 Jimmie Johnson
5 29 Kevin Harvick
6 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
7 42 Juan Montoya
8 17 Matt Kenseth
9 39 Ryan Newman
10 56 Martin Truex Jr.
11 20 Joey Logano
12 4 Kasey Kahne
13 00 David Reutimann
14 27 Paul Menard
15 78 Regan Smith
16 33 Clint Bowyer
17 6 David Ragan
18 10 5 Mark Martin
19 11 Denny Hamlin
20 31 Jeff Burton
21 14 Tony Stewart
22 83 Brian Vickers
23 2 Brad Keselowski
24 51 Landon Cassill
25 43 A.J. Allmendinger
26 36 Dave Blaney
27 16 Greg Biffle
28 47 Bobby Labonte
29 34 David Gilliland
30 13 Casey Mears
31 32 Mike Bliss
32 71 Andy Lally
33 13 1 Jamie McMurray
34 9 Marcos Ambrose
35 38 Sam Hornish Jr.
36 38 37 Tony Raines
37 99 Carl Edwards
38 7 Scott Wimmer
39 150 T.J. Bell
40 87 Joe Nemechek
41 66 Michael McDowell
42 46 J.J. Yeley
43 181 Scott Riggs

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