NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Jeff Gordon vence no Kansas

Jeff Gordon (Hendrick Motorsports) venceu a 5-Hour Energy 400 Benefiting Special Operations Warrior Foundation, no Kansas Speedway, 11ª etapa da NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Foi a primeira vitória do lider do campeonato no ano. Kevin Harvick (Stewart-Haas Racing) e Kasey Kahne, parceiro de equipe de Gordon, completaram os três primeiros.

Gordon, líder do campeonato, mas sem vitória até hoje, recebeu a bandeirada com 0s112 de vantagem sobre Harvick (que alinhou na pole e liderou 119 das 267 voltas disputadas). Kane foi o terceiro.

Joey Logano (Team Penske) foi o quarto, seguido por Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Hendrick Motorsports). Carl Edwards (Roush Fenway Racing), Danica Patrick (Stewart-Haas Racing), em sua melhor prova na categoria, Aric Almirola (Richard Petty Motorsports), Jimmie Johnson (Hendrick Motorsports) e Matt Kenseth (Joe Gibbs Racing) completaram os dez primeiros.

A Hendrick Motorsports colocou os seus quarto carros, entre os dez primeiros.

A prova teve oito bandeiras amarelas, por 47 voltas, nas voltas 48-52,61-66,72-74,111-118,151-160,181-184,188-194,204-207.

O acidente mais forte aconteceu entre David Gilliland (Front Row Motorsports), Justin Allgaier (HScott Motorsports ) e A.J.Allmendinger (JTG Daugherty Racing), na 184ª volta. O carro de Gilliland ficou completamente destruído, com o piloto saindo ileso.

Gordon lidera o campeonato com 394 pontos, seguido por Kenseth com 379 pontos.

A próxima etapa acontece no dia 17 de maio, no Charlotte Motor Speeday. O All-Star Race não conta pontos para o campeonato.     

Final:

1. #24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports 267 voltas em 3h7m31s
2. #4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing + 0.112s
3. #5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports + 10.851s
4. #22 Joey Logano Team Penske + 11.344s
5. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Hendrick Motorsports + 12.359s
6. #99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing + 13.273s
7. #10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing + 13.628s
8. #43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports + 15.539s
9. #48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports + 15.989s
10. #20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing + 19.126s
11. #31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing + 20.603s
12. #42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates + 24.520s
13. #2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske + 25.616s
14. #55 Brian Vickers Michael Waltrip Racing + 28.097s
15. #18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing + 29.623s
16. #16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing + 30.018s
17. #27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing + 1 volta
18. #11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing + 1
19. #3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing + 1
20. #14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing + 1
21. #78 Martin Truex Jr Furniture Row Racing + 1
22. #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Roush Fenway Racing + 2
23. #15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing + 3
24. #9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports + 3
25. #7 Michael Annett Tommy Baldwin Racing + 3
26. #13 Casey Mears Germain Racing + 3
27. #12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske + 4
28. #26 Cole Whitt BK Racing + 4
29. #41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing + 4
30. #47 AJ Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing + 4
31. #66 Joe Nemechek Jay Robinson Racing + 5
32. #36 Reed Sorenson Tommy Baldwin Racing + 6
33. #98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing + 6
34. #32 Travis Kvapil FAS Lane Racing + 9
35. #23 Alex Bowman BK Racing + 10
36. #51 Justin Allgaier HScott Motorsports + 81
37. #38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports + 83
38. #34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports + 96 laps
39. #1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates + 118
40. #33 Timmy Hill Circle Sport + 130 laps Engine
41. #44 J.J. Yeley Xxxtreme Motorsports + 131 laps Engine
42. #40 Landon Cassill Hillman Racing + 204 laps Accident
43. #83 Ryan Truex BK Racing + 210 laps Accident

Sprint Cup Series championship standings

1. (–) Jeff Gordon 394pts
2. (–) Matt Kenseth 379pts (-15pts)
3. (–) Kyle Busch 373pts (-21pts)
4. (–) Dale Earnhardt Jr. 368pts (-26pts)
5. (–) Carl Edwards 367pts (-27pts)
6. (–) Joey Logano 346pts (-48pts)
7. (–) Jimmie Johnson 340pts (-54pts)
8. (+1) Ryan Newman 332pts (-62pts)
9. (-1) Greg Biffle 328pts (-66pts)
10. (–) Brian Vickers 327pts (-67pts)
11. (–) Brad Keselowski 326pts (-68pts)
12. (–) Denny Hamlin 318pts (-76pts)
13. (–) Kyle Larson # 318pts (-76pts)
14. (–) Austin Dillon # 306pts (-88pts)
15. (+4) Kevin Harvick 302pts (-92pts)
16. (+4) Kasey Kahne 294pts (-100pts)
17. (-2) AJ Allmendinger 293pts (-101pts)
18. (-1) Paul Menard 292pts (-102pts)
19. (-3) Marcos Ambrose 288pts (-106pts)
20. (-2) Clint Bowyer 282pts (-112pts)
21. (+2) Aric Almirola 278pts (-116pts)
22. (-1) Tony Stewart 268pts (-126pts)
23. (-1) Casey Mears 262pts (-132pts)
24. (–) Jamie McMurray 246pts (-148pts)
25. (–) Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 240pts (-154pts)
26. (–) Martin Truex Jr. 232pts (-162pts)
27. (+2) Danica Patrick 213pts (-181pts)
28. (-1) Kurt Busch 211pts (-183pts)
29. (-1) Justin Allgaier # 198pts (-196pts)
30. (+1) Michael Annett # 163pts (-231pts)
31. (-1) David Gilliland 159pts (-235pts)
32. (+2) Cole Whitt # 147pts (-247pts)
33. (–) Reed Sorenson 143pts (-251pts)
34. (-2) Alex Bowman # 141pts (-253pts)
35. (–) David Ragan 137pts (-257pts)
36. (–) Josh Wise 130pts (-264pts)
37. (+1) Travis Kvapil 82pts (-312pts)
38. (-1) Ryan Truex # 78pts (-316pts)
39. (–) Parker Kligerman 54pts (-340pts)
40. (–) Michael McDowell 49pts (-345pts)
41. (–) Terry Labonte 44pts (-350pts)
42. (–) David Reutimann 37pts (-357pts)
43. (–) Bobby Labonte 29pts (-365pts)
44. (–) Jeff Burton 27pts (-367pts)
45. (–) Michael Waltrip 23pts (-371pts)
46. (–) David Stremme 22pts (-372pts)
47. (–) Timmy Hill 11pts (-383pts)
48. (–) Dave Blaney 4pts (-390pts)

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