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Martinsville: Cup results

Jeff Gordon claimed victory at the end of an incident-packed Goody's 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at the half-mile Martinsville Speedway, which also sets up a tie for the lead of the Chase.
Jeff Gordon claimed victory at the end of nearly four hours of eventful racing at the half-mile Martinsville Speedway "paperclip" short-track on Sunday afternoon, his first victory of the year and his 88th win in 722 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races - his eighth in 42 outings at Martinsville alone, but the first time he's made it to victory road here since 2005.

Partly as a result of the cramped and claustrophobic circuit, the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 Powered by Kroger was strewn with cautions: 17 in total lasting for 111 of the 500-lap race distance, meaning that the safety car led more laps in the race than anyone save for the two dominant leading Chase contenders Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson, in a race that saw a total of 15 lead changes between just eight different drivers.

Kenseth lost the lead to Gordon in the closing laps and had to settle for second place after holding off Clint Bowyer and Brad Keselowski, while Jimmie Johnson held on to fifth place ahead of Kevin Harvick. That means Kenseth and Johnson are now tied on points in the Chase, with Kenseth nominally ahead based on race wins, while Gordon's win propels him into third place in the standings 27 points adrift of the leaders.

Harvick's sixth place finish at Martinsville keeps him in touch in the championship battle just one point further back, while Kyle Busch's late slump to 15th puts him 38 points off the lead duo and in danger of losing touch with the battle for the 2013 Cup title. However, no one - not even Kasey Kahne who is 124 points off Johnson and Kenseth in the championship - is yet mathematically excluded from winning the title as the battle heads into the final three races of the season at Texas, Phoenix and Homestead-Miami Speedway in November.

Race results

1. #24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports 500 laps 3hrs 44mins 21secs
2. #20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing + 0.605s
3. #15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing + 0.668s
4. #2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing + 4.698s
5. #48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports + 5.321s
6. #29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing + 10.891s
7. #11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing + 11.553s
8. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Hendrick Motorsports + 12.219s
9. #16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing + 13.806s
10. #1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing + 16.207s
11. #31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing + 17.360s
12. #99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing + 17.541s
13. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing + 17.930s
14. #22 Joey Logano Penske Racing + 19.010s
15. #18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing + 19.911s
16. #56 Martin Truex Jr Michael Waltrip Racing + 20.731s
17. #10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing + 1 lap
18. #78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing + 1 lap
19. #9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports + 1 lap
20. #41 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports + 1 lap
21. #13 Casey Mears Germain Racing + 1 lap
22. #27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing + 1 lap
23. #38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports + 1 lap
24. #93 Travis Kvapil BK Racing + 1 lap
25. #55 Elliott Sadler Michael Waltrip Racing + 1 lap
26. #98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing + 2 laps
27. #5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports + 3 laps
28. #32 Ken Schrader FAS Lane Racing + 4 laps
29. #40 Landon Cassill Circle Sport + 5 laps
30. #36 J.J. Yeley Tommy Baldwin Racing + 5 laps
31. #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Roush Fenway Racing + 5 laps
32. #47 Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Racing + 6 laps
33. #87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports + 7 laps
34. #35 Josh Wise Front Row Motorsports + 10 laps
35. #30 Cole Whitt Swan Racing + 41 laps
36. #14 Mark Martin Stewart-Haas Racing + 45 laps
37. #83 David Reutimann BK Racing + 49 laps Rear Gear
38. #39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing + 68 laps
39. #7 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing + 143 laps Accident
40. #95 Reed Sorenson Levine Family Racing + 225 laps Rear Gear
41. #33 Tony Raines Circle Sport + 280 laps Brakes
42. #51 Kyle Larson Phoenix Racing + 340 laps Engine
43. #34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports + 391 laps Engine

Saturday - Practice 3 times

1. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 19.415s (Leader) 97.533mph (70 laps)
2. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 19.495s (-0.080s) 97.133mph (54 laps)
3. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 19.508s (-0.093s) 97.068mph (73 laps)
4. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 19.514s (-0.099s) 97.038mph (52 laps)
5. #20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 19.515s (-0.100s) 97.033mph (52 laps)
6. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 19.517s (-0.102s) 97.023mph (65 laps)
7. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 19.548s (-0.133s) 96.869mph (49 laps)
8. #2 Brad Keselowski Ford 19.574s (-0.159s) 96.741mph (65 laps)
9. #22 Joey Logano Ford 19.576s (-0.161s) 96.731mph (81 laps)
10. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 19.584s (-0.169s) 96.691mph (74 laps)
11. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 19.591s (-0.176s) 96.657mph (44 laps)
12. #14 Mark Martin Chevrolet 19.607s (-0.192s) 96.578mph (63 laps)
13. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 19.609s (-0.194s) 96.568mph (79 laps)
14. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 19.617s (-0.202s) 96.529mph (77 laps)
15. #55 Elliott Sadler Toyota 19.622s (-0.207s) 96.504mph (76 laps)
16. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 19.624s (-0.209s) 96.494mph (64 laps)
17. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 19.625s (-0.210s) 96.489mph (62 laps)
18. #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 19.632s (-0.217s) 96.455mph (54 laps)
19. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 19.637s (-0.222s) 96.430mph (57 laps)
20. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 19.645s (-0.230s) 96.391mph (66 laps)
21. #41 Aric Almirola Ford 19.656s (-0.241s) 96.337mph (45 laps)
22. #13 Casey Mears Ford 19.680s (-0.265s) 96.220mph (52 laps)
23. #40 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 19.689s (-0.274s) 96.176mph (35 laps)
24. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 19.689s (-0.274s) 96.176mph (52 laps)
25. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 19.696s (-0.281s) 96.141mph (58 laps)
26. #51 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 19.718s (-0.303s) 96.034mph (68 laps)
27. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 19.724s (-0.309s) 96.005mph (51 laps)
28. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 19.739s (-0.324s) 95.932mph (60 laps)
29. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 19.751s (-0.336s) 95.874mph (63 laps)
30. #38 David Gilliland Ford 19.758s (-0.343s) 95.840mph (49 laps)
31. #34 David Ragan Ford 19.776s (-0.361s) 95.752mph (65 laps)
32. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 19.778s (-0.363s) 95.743mph (43 laps)
33. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 19.789s (-0.374s) 95.690mph (28 laps)
34. #30 Cole Whitt Toyota 19.833s (-0.418s) 95.477mph (31 laps)
35. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 19.846s (-0.431s) 95.415mph (58 laps)
36. #83 David Reutimann Toyota 19.859s (-0.444s) 95.352mph (42 laps)
37. #7 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 19.861s (-0.446s) 95.343mph (37 laps)
38. #95 Reed Sorenson Ford 19.890s (-0.475s) 95.204mph (35 laps)
39. #35 Josh Wise Ford 19.913s (-0.498s) 95.094mph (16 laps)
40. #36 JJ Yeley Chevrolet 19.916s (-0.501s) 95.079mph (46 laps)
41. #33 Tony Raines Chevrolet 19.971s (-0.556s) 94.818mph (22 laps)
42. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 19.974s (-0.559s) 94.803mph (28 laps)

Saturday - Practice 2 times

1. #22 Joey Logano Ford 19.428s (Leader) 97.468mph (47 laps)
2. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 19.447s (-0.019s) 97.372mph (44 laps)
3. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 19.454s (-0.026s) 97.337mph (69 laps)
4. #20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 19.464s (-0.036s) 97.287mph (57 laps)
5. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 19.479s (-0.051s) 97.212mph (41 laps)
6. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 19.495s (-0.067s) 97.133mph (48 laps)
7. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 19.501s (-0.073s) 97.103mph (40 laps)
8. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 19.525s (-0.097s) 96.983mph (65 laps)
9. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 19.553s (-0.125s) 96.845mph (53 laps)
10. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 19.558s (-0.130s) 96.820mph (62 laps)
11. #2 Brad Keselowski Ford 19.581s (-0.153s) 96.706mph (43 laps)
12. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 19.583s (-0.155s) 96.696mph (61 laps)
13. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 19.585s (-0.157s) 96.686mph (34 laps)
14. #14 Mark Martin Chevrolet 19.588s (-0.160s) 96.671mph (57 laps)
15. #55 Elliott Sadler Toyota 19.625s (-0.197s) 96.489mph (67 laps)
16. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 19.631s (-0.203s) 96.460mph (49 laps)
17. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 19.634s (-0.206s) 96.445mph (59 laps)
18. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 19.641s (-0.213s) 96.411mph (57 laps)
19. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 19.661s (-0.233s) 96.313mph (52 laps)
20. #51 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 19.664s (-0.236s) 96.298mph (57 laps)
21. #30 Cole Whitt Toyota 19.669s (-0.241s) 96.273mph (43 laps)
22. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 19.674s (-0.246s) 96.249mph (29 laps)
23. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 19.693s (-0.265s) 96.156mph (62 laps)
24. #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 19.694s (-0.266s) 96.151mph (48 laps)
25. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 19.695s (-0.267s) 96.146mph (51 laps)
26. #41 Aric Almirola Ford 19.696s (-0.268s) 96.141mph (54 laps)
27. #34 David Ragan Ford 19.701s (-0.273s) 96.117mph (48 laps)
28. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 19.705s (-0.277s) 96.097mph (65 laps)
29. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 19.708s (-0.280s) 96.083mph (51 laps)
30. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 19.714s (-0.286s) 96.054mph (45 laps)
31. #40 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 19.723s (-0.295s) 96.010mph (24 laps)
32. #13 Casey Mears Ford 19.749s (-0.321s) 95.883mph (45 laps)
33. #38 David Gilliland Ford 19.756s (-0.328s) 95.849mph (42 laps)
34. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 19.768s (-0.340s) 95.791mph (39 laps)
35. #83 David Reutimann Toyota 19.804s (-0.376s) 95.617mph (36 laps)
36. #95 Reed Sorenson Ford 19.830s (-0.402s) 95.492mph (10 laps)
37. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 19.832s (-0.404s) 95.482mph (38 laps)
38. #7 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 19.843s (-0.415s) 95.429mph (36 laps)
39. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 19.893s (-0.465s) 95.189mph (24 laps)
40. #35 Josh Wise Ford 19.897s (-0.469s) 95.170mph (13 laps)
41. #33 Tony Raines Chevrolet 20.034s (-0.606s) 94.519mph (10 laps)
42. #36 JJ Yeley Chevrolet 20.117s (-0.689s) 94.129mph (8 laps)

Sprint Cup Series championship standings

1. (+1) Matt Kenseth 2294pts
2. (-1) Jimmie Johnson 2294pts
3. (+2) Jeff Gordon 2267pts (-27pts)
4. (--) Kevin Harvick 2266pts (-28pts)
5. (-2) Kyle Busch 2258pts (-36pts)
6. (+2) Clint Bowyer 2239pts (-55pts)
7. (-1) Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2238pts (-56pts)
8. (-1) Greg Biffle 2236pts (-58pts)
9. (--) Kurt Busch 2219pts (-75pts)
10. (--) Carl Edwards 2218pts (-76pts)
11. (+1) Joey Logano 2209pts (-85pts)
12. (-1) Ryan Newman 2188pts (-106pts)
13. (--) Kasey Kahne 2170pts (-124pts)
14. (--) Jamie McMurray 953pts (-1341pts)
15. (--) Brad Keselowski 929pts (-1365pts)
16. (+1) Martin Truex Jr. 892pts (-1402pts)
17. (-1) Paul Menard 887pts (-1407pts)
18. (--) Aric Almirola 843pts (-1451pts)
19. (+1) Jeff Burton 838pts (-1456pts)
20. (-1) Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # 827pts (-1467pts)
21. (--) Marcos Ambrose 813pts (-1481pts)
22. (--) Juan Pablo Montoya 806pts (-1488pts)
23. (--) Casey Mears 675pts (-1619pts)
24. (--) Denny Hamlin 652pts (-1642pts)
25. (--) David Ragan 605pts (-1689pts)
26. (--) Tony Stewart 594pts (-1700pts)
27. (--) David Gilliland 592pts (-1702pts)
28. (--) Danica Patrick # 592pts (-1702pts)
29. (--) Mark Martin 562pts (-1732pts)
30. (--) Dave Blaney 497pts (-1797pts)
31. (--) Travis Kvapil 474pts (-1820pts)
32. (+1) Jj Yeley 431pts (-1863pts)
33. (-1) David Reutimann 431pts (-1863pts)
34. (--) A J Allmendinger 402pts (-1892pts)
35. (--) Bobby Labonte 386pts (-1908pts)
36. (--) David Stremme 362pts (-1932pts)
37. (--) Michael McDowell 195pts (-2099pts)
38. (--) Timmy Hill 177pts (-2117pts)
39. (--) Michael Waltrip 114pts (-2180pts)
40. (+1) Ken Schrader 108pts (-2186pts)
41. (-1) Scott Speed 99pts (-2195pts)
42. (--) Terry Labonte 87pts (-2207pts)
43. (--) Boris Said 48pts (-2246pts)
44. (--) Ron Fellows 31pts (-2263pts)
45. (--) Alex Kennedy 21pts (-2273pts)
46. (--) Justin Marks 14pts (-2280pts)
47. (--) Scott Riggs 11pts (-2283pts)
48. (--) Victor Gonzalez Jr. 10pts (-2284pts)
49. (--) Brian Keselowski 9pts (-2285pts)
50. (--) Tomy Drissi 8pts (-2286pts)
51. (--) Jacques Villeneuve 3pts (-2291pts)
52. (--) Jason Leffler 1pts (-2293pts)

# = Cup series rookie
Only drivers registered for points in this series are shown in the standings.



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