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As I write this, a prank video for Pepsi starring Jeff Gordon and a Chevrolet Camaro is approaching 31 million views on Youtube, two weeks after being posted. It doesn’t matter the whole thing was staged with actors, or that Jeff Gordon was replaced by a stunt driver. The scenario alone struck social media gold.
In a rain-interrupted race of accumulating tension, Clint Bowyer made it to the finish line 1.198 seconds ahead of Jeff Gordon, who knocked Kyle Busch out of the final wild-card spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup in the closing laps of Saturday night's Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
Outrunning Jeff Gordon on a two-lap dash to the finish in Sunday night's AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Denny Hamlin scored his second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory, his series-best fourth of the season and the 21st of his career.
Mark Martin's car missed the outside pit road wall and the barrels protecting it and slid rapidly toward Kasey Kahne's pit stall, just beyond an opening to the garage. Nicking the wall before the opening, Martin's car turned and slammed into the unprotected end of the wall near Kahne's pit.
Jeff Gordon didn't lead a lap under the green flag, but he notched a critically important victory at Pocono Raceway, thanks to an opportunistic move to the front after a restart on Lap 91 of a scheduled 160.
Denny Hamlin, a four-time winner at Pocono, led a race-high 76 laps, but a broken valve stem forced him back to the pits after a stop on Lap 160 and relegated him to 19th at the finish.
Jeff Gordon's strong start to 2011 is reminding fans and those in the media that is not going away anytime soon as a championship contender.
Jeff Gordon denied Kyle Busch's march to a Phoenx International Raceway weekend sweep of NASCAR events on the famed one-mile.