September 7, 2011 by staff
Jeff Gordon, Although it took a million in Showdown Summer Sprint race on Tuesday in Atlanta was one of the most exciting races of the season. After a rain delay disappointing thousands of fans waiting for hours in wet weather, the 500 AdvoCare got its start as expected at 11:00 am on September 6.
It was Jeff Gordon, who captured the checkered flag at Atlanta Motor Speedway, scoring his third win of the season and win 85 in his NASCAR career. This was also his fifth win on the track in Atlanta, and his stellar performance also secured a spot in the Chase race.
In the final laps, it was a battle for first between Gordon and finished second, Jimmie Johnson. Johnson is a five-time Sprint Cup champion, and the end of today could be an indication of how the race of the Chase could end.
Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch are tied for first place, so the Sprint Cup qualifying, but Gordon has three wins to Johnson’s victory, which could give you the edge. Johnson AdvoCare The 500 was only a half second behind the car no. 24.
Carl Edwards to head for a while, but after the restart on Lap 248, Johnson passed near him to take over. Shortly after the caution of the race meetings, Johnson still had the lead, but Gordon was running so I ran side by side until they finally overtook the lead on Lap 276.
Although many thought Kyle Busch would be the man to beat, quickly fell out of contention after brushing the wall about a third of the way in the race. AdvoCare Busch finished the 500 in the post 23.
Rounding out the top five, he was Tony Stewart, who finished third, Kurt Busch and Carl Edwards fourth in the fifth.
Keselowski, the driver who has been on fire last month in NASCAR, had hoped to win a million in Showdown Summer Sprint, spent most of the race in the top ten, but he ended sixth. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. continued his losing streak with a nineteenth place finish.
NASCAR drivers will go to Richmond, Virginia, for the last race of the season. Unless the weather more severe, should take place the evening of Saturday, September 10 at 7:30 pm
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