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NASCAR: Jeff Gordon Wins at Michigan

Kevin Harvick placed second, 1.413 seconds behind Gordon.

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Jeff Gordon passed Joey Logano on a restart with 17 laps to go and held off the field to win the Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. Photo Courtesy: NASCAR.com

(BROOKLYN, Mich. ) - Jeff Gordon passed Joey Logano on a restart with 17 laps to go and held off the field to win the Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday at Michigan International Speedway.

Gordon has 91 career wins on the premier circuit, which ranks first among active drivers and third all-time. It was the third time he's won at Michigan, and the first time in over 13 years.

Kevin Harvick placed second, 1.413 seconds behind Gordon; Logano finished third, Paul Menard fourth and points leader Dale Earnhardt Jr. was fifth.

Logano led a race-high 86 laps and Gordon led 68 of the 200 laps.

Gordon became the fourth driver this season to win three Sprint Cup races, joining Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski.

Keselowski finished eighth and Johnson, who won at Michigan two months ago, was ninth.

The Sprint Cup Series is at Bristol Motor Speedway next Saturday (Aug. 23) for the Irwin Tools Night Race (7:30 p.m. ET on ABC).

Results from the Pure Michigan 400:

1. (1) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet

2. (6) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet

3. (2) Joey Logano, Ford

4. (7) Paul Menard, Chevrolet

5. (25) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet

6. (19) Clint Bowyer, Toyota

7. (21) Denny Hamlin, Toyota

8. (5) Brad Keselowski, Ford

9. (30) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet

10. (11) Greg Biffle, Ford

11. (12) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet

12. (20) Marcos Ambrose, Ford

13. (22) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet

14. (9) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet

15. (10) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford

16. (15) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet

17. (26) Casey Mears, Chevrolet

18. (14) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet

19. (4) Brian Vickers, Toyota

20. (23) Aric Almirola, Ford

21. (29) David Gilliland, Ford

22. (8) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet

23. (3) Carl Edwards, Ford

24. (34) David Ragan, Ford

25. (36) Cole Whitt, Toyota

26. (32) Alex Bowman, Toyota

27. (40) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet

28. (33) Josh Wise, Chevrolet

29. (43) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet

30. (31) J.J. Yeley, Toyota

31. (16) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet

32. (38) Travis Kvapil, Ford

33. (37) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet

34. (41) Alex Kennedy, Chevrolet

35. (42) Joe Nemechek, Toyota

36. (39) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, accident

37. (27) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet

38. (18) Matt Kenseth, Toyota

39. (24) Kyle Busch, Toyota

40. (35) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, vibration

41. (28) Trevor Bayne, Ford

42. (17) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, accident

43. (13) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, accident

Race Statistics:

Average Speed of Race Winner: 141.788 mph.

Time of Race: 2 hours, 49 minutes, 16 seconds.

Margin of Victory: 1.412 seconds.

Caution Flags: 8 for 37 laps.

Lead Changes: 20 among 8 drivers.

Wins: D.Earnhardt Jr., 3; J.Gordon, 3; J.Johnson, 3; B.Keselowski, 3; C.Edwards, 2; K.Harvick, 2; J.Logano, 2; A.Allmendinger, 1; A.Almirola, 1; Ku.Busch, 1; Ky.Busch, 1; D.Hamlin, 1.

Top 12 in Points: 1. J.Gordon, 816; 2. D.Earnhardt Jr., 813; 3. B.Keselowski, 733; 4. J.Logano, 714; 5. M.Kenseth, 709; 6. K.Harvick, 687; 7. J.Johnson, 686; 8. C.Edwards, 679; 9. R.Newman, 679; 10. C.Bowyer, 672; 11. G.Biffle, 660; 12. K.Kahne, 651.

Source: NASCAR.com




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