Career win #85 for Jeff Gordon

85 wins for Jeff Gordon in the Sprint Cup

Jeff Gordon had to wait nearly two extra days but it was worth it as he took his 85th career NASCAR victory at the rain-delayed AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Gordon dominated the race, but was forced to hold-off a determined Jimmie Johnson over the final 10 laps to move ahead of Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip to third all-time behind Richard Petty (200) and David Pearson (105).

Second place for Johnson has moved the defending five-time champion into the points lead with just one race remaining before the final 10-race Chase for the Cup.

Tony Stewart, Kurt Busch and Carl Edwards rounded out the top five.

Australia’s Marcos Ambrose finished 21st, but has moved to within seven points of 20th placed Paul Menard. The Tasmanian will need victory and everything else to go his way at the race in Richmond on Saturday night if he is to claim the second wild-card spot in the Chase for the Cup.

Jeff Gordon speaks in Victory Lane

 

 

RESULTS:  AdvoCare 500 – Atlanta

FIN DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR LAPS STATUS
1 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Drive to End Hunger 325 Running
2 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s 325 Running
3 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Office Depot / Mobil 1 325 Running
4 Kurt Busch Dodge Shell / Pennzoil 325 Running
5 Carl Edwards Ford Aflac “Friends of a Feather” 325 Running
6 Brad Keselowski Dodge Miller Lite 325 Running
7 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Rheem 325 Running
8 Denny Hamlin Toyota Charter Comm. 325 Running
9 Matt Kenseth Ford Crown Royal 325 Running
10 A.J. Allmendinger Ford Best Buy 325 Running
11 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 325 Running
12 Greg Biffle Ford 3M 325 Running
13 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar 325 Running
14 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 325 Running
15 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target 325 Running
16 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet McDonald’s 325 Running
17 Mark Martin Chevrolet Carquest / Go Daddy.com 325 Running
18 Paul Menard Chevrolet Quaker State / Menards 325 Running
19 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet National Guard Military Intelligence / Amp Energy 325 Running
20 Ryan Newman Chevrolet U.S. Army Reserve 325 Running
21 Marcos Ambrose Ford Kwikset 324 Running
22 Landon Cassill Chevrolet Phoenix Construction / Thank A Teacher Today-Security Benefit 324 Running
23 Kyle Busch Toyota Pedigree 324 Running
24 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot 324 Running
25 J.J. Yeley Ford Vampt 324 Running
26 Mike Bliss Ford Heil Trailer International 324 Running
27 Mike Skinner Chevrolet Collective Soul / Golden Corral 323 Running
28 Casey Mears Toyota GEICO 321 Running
29 David Starr Ford AdvoCare 320 Running
30 Andy Lally * Ford Interstate Moving Services 319 Running
31 David Reutimann Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 315 Running
32 Scott Speed Ford Property Masters 310 Electrical
33 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row / Farm American 284 Running
34 Kasey Kahne Toyota Red Bull 269 Engine
35 David Ragan Ford UPS “We Love Logistics” 249 Engine
36 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Cheerios / Hamburger Helper 243 Accident
37 David Gilliland Ford A&W All American Food 174 Transmission
38 Bobby Labonte Toyota Bush’s Baked Beans 91 Accident
39 Robby Gordon Dodge Speed Energy 34 Rear Gear
40 Joe Nemechek Toyota ATBD 27 Ignition
41 Michael McDowell Toyota James Fund 23 Rear Gear
42 Travis Kvapil Ford Lazy Days RV 17 Electrical
43 Dave Blaney Toyota Big Red 2 Vibration

* Denotes Rookie


STANDINGS: After Race 25 of 36

RANK

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DRIVER

POINTS

BEHIND

STARTS

POLES

WINS

TOP
5

TOP
10

1 +1 Jimmie Johnson 873 Leader 25 0 1 11 17
2 -1 Kyle Busch 852 -21 25 1 4 13 15
3 +1 Carl Edwards 835 -38 25 2 1 11 16
4 -1 Matt Kenseth 834 -39 25 1 2 7 14
5 +1 Jeff Gordon 830 -43 25 1 3 9 13
6 -1 Kevin Harvick 819 -54 25 0 3 6 12
7 +1 Kurt Busch 789 -84 25 3 1 6 13
8 -1 Ryan Newman 786 -87 25 2 1 8 12
9 Dale EarnhardtJr. 753 -120 25 1 0 3 9
10 Tony Stewart 751 -122 25 0 0 3 10

CHASE CUT OFF

11 Brad Keselowski 728 -145 25 1 3 6 10
12 +1 Denny Hamlin 709 -164 25 0 1 4 9
13 +1 A.J. Allmendinger 698 -175 25 0 0 1 6
14 -2 Clint Bowyer 697 -176 25 0 0 3 9
15 +1 Greg Biffle 681 -192 25 1 0 1 7
16 +1 Martin Truex Jr. 676 -197 25 0 0 2 8
17 -2 Kasey Kahne 667 -206 25 2 0 3 8
18 Joey Logano 662 -211 25 2 0 4 6
19 Mark Martin 660 -213 25 1 0 2 7
20 Paul Menard 657 -216 25 0 1 4 7
21 +1 Marcos Ambrose 650 -223 25 0 1 4 8
22 +1 Juan Montoya 650 -223 25 2 0 2 7
23 -2 David Ragan 637 -236 25 2 1 3 6
24 Jeff Burton 603 -270 25 0 0 0 1
25 +1 Jamie McMurray 579 -294 25 1 0 2 4

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