Gordon Overheats But Still Wins at Darlington

Darlington, SC - Jeff Gordon is red hot and so was his Chevy Impala at Sunday's Dodge Avenger 500 at Darlington Raceway. Denny Hamlin finished second behind Gordon who has won 3 of the last 4 Nextel Cup races. Jimmie Johnson was third, Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 8th.

1. (10) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 367 laps, 124.383 mph.,
$323,286.
2. (7) Denny Hamlin, Chevrolet, 367, $211,550.
3. (12) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 367, $197,761.
4. (29) Ryan Newman, Dodge, 367, $159,875.
5. (4) Carl Edwards, Ford, 367, $125,475.
6. (26) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 367, $145,961.
7. (31) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 367, $143,516.
8. (21) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 367, $133,033.
9. (1) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 367, $114,575.
10. (34) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 367, $127,541.
11. (25) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 367, $112,320.
12. (18) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 367, $119,108.
13. (28) Sterling Marlin, Chevrolet, 367, $104,433.
14. (37) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 367, $108,308.
15. (2) Greg Biffle, Ford, 367, $97,700.
16. (3) Jamie McMurray, Ford, 367, $89,850.
17. (9) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 367, $125,886.
18. (22) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 367, $108,183.
19. (13) Bobby Labonte, Dodge, 367, $117,036.
20. (5) Kasey Kahne, Dodge, 367, $124,616.
21. (17) Elliott Sadler, Dodge, 367, $96,370.
22. (39) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, 365, $100,008.
23. (41) Juan Pablo Montoya, Dodge, 365, $113,575.
24. (6) Kenny Wallace, Chevrolet, 365, $75,775.
25. (42) Kyle Petty, Dodge, 364, $87,233.
26. (40) Ricky Rudd, Ford, 364, $105,333.
27. (24) David Ragan, Ford, 363, $109,425.
28. (35) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, 363, $69,950.
29. (19) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 361, $69,750.
30. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 361, engine, $100,289.
31. (23) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 358, $69,325.
32. (27) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 355, engine, $89,197.
33. (14) David Reutimann, Toyota, 351, engine, $69,925.
34. (30) David Stremme, Dodge, 349, engine, $68,850.
35. (11) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 345, engine, $76,600.
36. (20) AJ Allmendinger, Toyota, 344, $68,450.
37. (36) Kyle Busch, Chevrolet, 338, $86,250.
38. (33) Robby Gordon, Ford, 317, $68,025.
39. (32) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, 310, engine, $78,400.
40. (16) Reed Sorenson, Dodge, 310, $75,750.
41. (8) Ken Schrader, Ford, 254, accident, $87,839.
42. (43) Kevin Lepage, Dodge, 127, transmission, $68,280.
43. (15) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 122, accident, $67,382.

Point Standings: 1. J.Gordon, 1,881. 2. J.Johnson, 1,650. 3.
M.Kenseth, 1,582. 4. D.Hamlin, 1,539. 5. J.Burton, 1,486. 6.
T.Stewart, 1,375. 7. Ku.Busch, 1,325. 8. K.Harvick, 1,315. 9.
C.Bowyer, 1,302. 10. C.Edwards, 1,291.


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