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Gordon holds off a charging Harvick in Kansas

Sprint Cup
Saturday, May 10, 2014

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Jeff Gordon
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The same week he celebrated the 20th anniversary of his first win, Jeff Gordon nabbed his first win of the season at Kansas Speedway. The victory was the 89th of his Cup career.

Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne finished in second and third, with Harvick taking the bonus for leading the most laps at 119.

Kahne was among several winless drivers battling to increase their chances at making the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup under the new win-and-your-in format. Danica Patrick, Aric Almirola, Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth -- all winless this season -- came up short of Victory Lane, but finished in the top ten.

Patrick was close to making history once again, running in the top three before losing positions on pit road under caution. Had she finished in the top five, she would have broken Sara Christian's record for the highest finish set by a woman at the track (sixth). The No. 10 driver finished seventh, a career best.

What looked to be a promising evening ended early for Jamie McMurray, who was piloting the No. 1 in the top five before a cut tire sent his car into the wall and up in flames.

"I'm not sure (what happened); we didn’t really have any tire issues all weekend," McMurray said of the incident. "Keith (Rodden, crew chief) had been kind of reporting to me what the tires looked like after each stop and hadn’t seen any really wear issues at all. I don't know if it was just a bad tire or if I ran over something. Just lost all the air and ended up crashing."

Justin Allgaier and David Gilliland also headed to the garage after the two made significant contact following some drifting by A.J. Allmendinger set off a chain reaction. Both drivers were able to emerge from what was left of their cars without help.

Results

Pos # Driver Make Start Laps Led Status
1 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 13 267 9 Running
2 4 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 1 267 119 Running
3 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 17 267 22 Running
4 22 Joey Logano Ford 2 267 63 Running
5 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 22 267 9 Running
6 99 Carl Edwards Ford 4 267 6 Running
7 10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 9 267 0 Running
8 43 Aric Almirola Ford 12 267 0 Running
9 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 14 267 24 Running
10 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 28 267 1 Running
11 31 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 7 267 0 Running
12 42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 5 267 0 Running
13 2 Brad Keselowski Ford 3 267 13 Running
14 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 15 267 0 Running
15 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 24 267 1 Running
16 16 Greg Biffle Ford 10 267 0 Running
17 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 16 266 0 Running
18 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 30 266 0 Running
19 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 19 266 0 Running
20 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 8 266 0 Running
21 78 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet 26 266 0 Running
22 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford 20 265 0 Running
23 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 23 264 0 Running
24 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 25 264 0 Running
25 7 Michael Annett Chevrolet 34 264 0 Running
26 13 Casey Mears Chevrolet 27 264 0 Running
27 12 Ryan Blaney Ford 21 263 0 Running
28 26 Cole Whitt Toyota 36 263 0 Running
29 41 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 6 263 0 Running
30 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 29 262 0 Running
31 66 Joe Nemechek Toyota 43 262 0 Running
32 36 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 37 261 0 Running
33 98 Josh Wise Ford 32 261 0 Running
34 32 Travis Kvapil Ford 41 258 0 Running
35 23 Alex Bowman Toyota 33 257 0 Running
36 51 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 18 186 0 Accident
37 38 David Gilliland Ford 39 184 0 Accident
38 34 David Ragan Ford 38 171 0 Running
39 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 11 149 0 Accident
40 33 Timmy Hill Chevrolet 42 137 0 Engine
41 44 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 35 136 0 Engine
42 40 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 40 63 0 Accident
43 83 Ryan Truex Toyota 31 57 0 Accident

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