Gordon Extends Lead

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Jeff Gordon has won the Bank of America 500 for his first victory at Lowe's Motor Speedway since 1999.
Gordon now has five wins and 14 top-five finishes in 30 races at
the Charlotte track. But he had been in a slump at the track and
had not even finished a race at the Carolina track since October
2003.
Clint Bowyer finished second followed by Kyle Busch, Jeff Burton
and Carl Edwards.
Four-time Nextel Cup champion Gordon now has a 68-point lead
over Jimmie Johnson in the Chase for the championship. There are
five races remaining in the Chase. Bowyer is 78 points behind
Gordon in the Chase.

Saturday
At Lowe's Motor Speedway
Concord, N.C
Lap length: 1.5 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (4) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 337 laps, 125.868 mph, $268,236.
2. (25) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 337, $202,450.
3. (13) Kyle Busch, Chevrolet, 337, $153,300.
4. (27) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 337, $157,341.
5. (18) Carl Edwards, Ford, 337, $127,800.
6. (34) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 337, $132,208.
7. (29) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 337, $135,111.
8. (5) Kasey Kahne, Dodge, 337, $136,616.
9. (28) David Stremme, Dodge, 337, $83,800.
10. (19) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 337, $95,733.
11. (33) Ricky Rudd, Ford, 337, $112,083.
12. (3) Bobby Labonte, Dodge, 337, $117,461.
13. (39) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 337, $104,233.
14. (2) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 337, $167,586.
15. (30) AJ Allmendinger, Toyota, 337, $69,250.
16. (12) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 337, $84,550.
17. (32) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 337, $96,645.
18. (42) Kyle Petty, Dodge, 337, $84,558.
19. (22) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 337, $111,058.
20. (11) Denny Hamlin, Chevrolet, 337, $87,200.
21. (9) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 336, $83,025.
22. (17) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 336, $68,350.
23. (23) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 336, $67,950.
24. (6) Jamie McMurray, Ford, 336, $80,750.
25. (21) David Gilliland, Ford, 335, $94,989.
26. (8) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 335, $102,383.
27. (10) Greg Biffle, Ford, 334, $82,350.
28. (1) Ryan Newman, Dodge, accident, 333, $122,775.
29. (20) David Reutimann, Toyota, 333, $77,808.
30. (26) Reed Sorenson, Dodge, 333, $83,972.
31. (41) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, 331, $73,525.
32. (37) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, 330, $70,525.
33. (24) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 330, $112,086.
34. (7) Matt Kenseth, Ford, accident, 282, $115,516.
35. (35) Bill Elliott, Ford, 282, $81,339.
36. (14) Scott Riggs, Dodge, accident, 278, $69,950.
37. (36) Juan Pablo Montoya, Dodge, accident, 273, $96,400.
38. (40) Robby Gordon, Ford, 270, $61,700.
39. (38) Jeremy Mayfield, Toyota, vibration, 253, $61,575.
40. (31) David Ragan, Ford, 231, $97,275.
41. (16) Elliott Sadler, Dodge, 228, $79,650.
42. (43) John Andretti, Dodge, accident, 205, $61,180.
43. (15) Ward Burton, Chevrolet, engine, 83, $61,343.
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Race Statistics
Time of Race: 4 hours, 58 seconds.
Margin of Victory: .579 seconds.
Caution Flags: 15 for 60 laps.
Lead Changes: 26 among 11 drivers.
Lap Leaders: R.Newman 1-9; J.McMurray 10-16; J.Johnson 17-22;
K.Petty 23-24; R.Gordon 25; M.Kenseth 26; J.McMurray 27-46;
J.Johnson 47-68; D.Blaney 69; Ku.Busch 70-73; M.Kenseth 74-89;
J.Johnson 90-119; M.Kenseth 120-134; Ku.Busch 135; J.Johnson
136-138; C.Bowyer 139-143; Ku.Busch 144-151; J.Johnson 152-159;
C.Bowyer 160-185; J.Johnson 186-211; J.Gordon 212-224; C.Bowyer
225-272; J.Gordon 273-280; Ky.Busch 281-284; J.Gordon 285-329;
R.Newman 330-331; J.Gordon 332-337.
Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): J.Johnson 6
times for 95 laps; C.Bowyer 3 times for 79 laps; J.Gordon 4 times
for 72 laps; M.Kenseth 3 times for 32 laps; J.McMurray 2 times for
27 laps; Ku.Busch 3 times for 13 laps; R.Newman 2 times for 11
laps; Ky.Busch 1 time for 4 laps; K.Petty 1 time for 2 laps;
D.Blaney 1 time for 1 lap; R.Gordon 1 time for 1 lap.
Point Standings: 1, J.Gordon, 5,880; 2, J.Johnson, 5,812; 3,
C.Bowyer, 5,802; 4, T.Stewart, 5,682; 5, C.Edwards, 5,640; 6,
Ky.Busch, 5,600; 7, Ku.Busch, 5,565; 8, K.Harvick, 5,552; 9,
D.Hamlin, 5,531; 10, J.Burton, 5,514; 11, M.Truex Jr., 5,502; 12,
M.Kenseth, 5,438.


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