NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Jeff Gordon vence em Dover

Jeff Gordon (Hendrick Motorsports) venceu neste domingo (28/09), a AAA 400, no Dover International Speedway, 29ª etapa da NASCAR Sprint Cup, e terceira do Chase. Foi a quarta vitória de Gordon no ano. Brad Keselowski (Penske) e Jimmie Johnson (Hendrick Motorsports) completaram os três primeiros.

Gordon dominou a parte final da prova, e após um ciclo de pit stops em bandeira verde, assumiu o controle da prova em definitivo na 330ª volta.  No final, recebeu a bandeirada com 4s3 de vantagem sobre Keselowski. Johnson foi o terceiro.

Joey Logano (Team Penske) foi o quarto, seguido por Matt Kenseth (Joe Gibbs Racing). Kyle Larson (Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates), Martin Triex Jr. (Furniture Row Racing), Ryan Newman (Richard Childress Racing), Clint Bowyer (Michael Waltrip Racing) e Kyle Busch (Joe Gibbs Racing) completaram os dez primeiros.

Pole-position, e líder em 223, das 247 primeiras voltas, Kevin Harvick (Stewart-Haas Racing) teve o pneu dianteiro esquerdo furado na 252ª volta, logo após um pit stop. Com a parada extra nos boxes, terminou apenas na 13ª posição.

Com o Challenger Round completo, doze pilotos continuam na disputa pelo título da temporada:

Keselowski
Logano
Johnson
Kyle Busch
Harvick
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Hendrick Motorsports)
Gordon
Kenseth
Denny Hamlin (Joe Gibbs Racing)
Newman
Carl Edwards (Roush Fenway Racing)
Kasey Kahne (Hendrick Motorsports)

Quatro pilotos foram eliminados:

Aric Almirola (Richard Petty Motorsports)
Greg Biffle (Roush Fenway Racing)
AJ Allmendinger (JTG Daugherty Racing)   
Kurt Busch (Stewart-Haas Racing)

A próxima etapa da temporada acontece no dia 05 de outubro, no Kansas Speedway.

Final:

1. Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports 400 voltas em 3h03m51s
2. Brad Keselowski Team Penske + 4.352s
3. Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports + 5.827s
4. Joey Logano Team Penske + 11.095s
5. Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing + 11.717s
6. Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates + 14.830s
7. Martin Truex Jr Furniture Row Racing + 16.152s
8. Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing + 18.269s
9. Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing + 18.758s
10. Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing + 18.891s
11. Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing + 23.091s
12. Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing + 25.115s
13. Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing + 1 volta
14. Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing + 1
15. Brian Vickers Michael Waltrip Racing + 1
16. Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing + 1
17. Dale Earnhardt Jr Hendrick Motorsports + 1
18. Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing + 1
19. Ricky Stenhouse Jr Roush Fenway Racing + 1
20. Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports + 1
21. Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing + 1
22. Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates + 2
23. AJ Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing + 2
24. Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing + 2
25. Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing + 2
26. Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports + 2
27. Casey Mears Germain Racing + 3
28. Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports + 3
29. Justin Allgaier HScott Motorsports + 4
30. Cole Whitt BK Racing + 5
31. David Ragan Front Row Motorsports + 5
32. Reed Sorenson Tommy Baldwin Racing + 6
33. David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports + 7
34. Alex Bowman BK Racing + 9
35. Landon Cassill Hillman Racing + 9
36. Mike Bliss Tommy Baldwin Racing + 9
37. David Stremme Circle Sport + 10
38. Travis Kvapil BK Racing + 11
39. J.J. Yeley BK Racing + 13
40. Mike Wallace Jay Robinson Racing + 16
41. Michael Annett Tommy Baldwin Racing + 39
42. Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing + 203
43. Timmy Hill Circle Sport + 389

Campeonato:

1. (–) Brad Keselowski 2140pts
2. (–) Joey Logano 2136pts (-4pts)
3. (–) Kevin Harvick 2123pts (-17pts)
4. (–) Jimmie Johnson 2121pts (-19pts)
5. (+2) Jeff Gordon 2117pts (-23pts)
6. (-1) Kyle Busch 2111pts (-29pts)
7. (-1) Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2104pts (-36pts)
8. (–) Matt Kenseth 2097pts (-43pts)
9. (+3) Ryan Newman 2091pts (-49pts)
10. (-1) Carl Edwards 2091pts (-49pts)
11. (+2) Denny Hamlin 2081pts (-59pts)
12. (-1) Kasey Kahne 2079pts (-61pts)

13. (-3) AJ Allmendinger 2077pts (-63pts)
14. (+1) Kurt Busch 2073pts (-67pts)
15. (-1) Greg Biffle 2072pts (-68pts)
16. (–) Aric Almirola 2061pts (-79pts)
17. (–) Kyle Larson # 859pts (-1281pts)
18. (+1) Clint Bowyer 817pts (-1323pts)
19. (-1) Jamie McMurray 805pts (-1335pts)
20. (+1) Paul Menard 781pts (-1359pts)
21. (-1) Austin Dillon # 779pts (-1361pts)
22. (–) Brian Vickers 765pts (-1375pts)
23. (–) Marcos Ambrose 702pts (-1438pts)
24. (–) Martin Truex Jr. 679pts (-1461pts)
25. (–) Casey Mears 653pts (-1487pts)
26. (–) Tony Stewart 639pts (-1501pts)
27. (–) Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 613pts (-1527pts)
28. (–) Danica Patrick 597pts (-1543pts)
29. (–) Justin Allgaier # 515pts (-1625pts)
30. (–) David Gilliland 446pts (-1694pts)
31. (–) Michael Annett # 422pts (-1718pts)
32. (–) David Ragan 409pts (-1731pts)
33. (–) Cole Whitt # 401pts (-1739pts)
34. (–) Reed Sorenson 395pts (-1745pts)
35. (+1) Alex Bowman # 345pts (-1795pts)
36. (-1) Josh Wise 343pts (-1797pts)
37. (–) Ryan Truex 193pts (-1947pts)
38. (–) Michael McDowell 178pts (-1962pts)
39. (–) Travis Kvapil 173pts (-1967pts)
40. (–) Jeff Burton 87pts (-2053pts)
41. (–) Terry Labonte 77pts (-2063pts)
42. (–) David Stremme 75pts (-2065pts)
43. (–) Bobby Labonte 54pts (-2086pts)
44. (–) Parker Kligerman 54pts (-2086pts)
45. (–) Michael Waltrip 48pts (-2092pts)
46. (–) Juan Pablo Montoya 47pts (-2093pts)
47. (–) Alex Kennedy 47pts (-2093pts)
48. (–) Dave Blaney 46pts (-2094pts)
49. (–) Brett Moffitt 44pts (-2096pts)
50. (–) David Reutimann 37pts (-2103pts)
51. (–) Timmy Hill 32pts (-2108pts)
52. (–) Boris Said 28pts (-2112pts)
53. (–) Nelson Piquet Jr. 18pts (-2122pts)
54. (–) Eddie Macdonald 9pts (-2131pts)
55. (–) Tomy Drissi 6pts (-2134pts)
56. (–) Clay Rogers 1pts (-2139pts)

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