Gordon Wins at Rainy Pocono

Long Pond, PA - Jeff Gordon held off a charging Ryan
Newman to win the rain-shortened Pocono 500 for his fourth win of
the season. Hendrick Motorsports has won ten of the last 12 Nextel
Cup races.
The race was red flagged after 106 laps of the scheduled
200-lap, 500-mile race. With darkness falling, the cars went back
to pit road and never came back after a final attempt to dry the
track.
Newman finished second. He seemed poised to catch Gordon right
before the caution came out and instead stretched his winless
drought to 59 races.
The race was delayed three hours by rain.

1. (18) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 106 laps, 135.608 mph.,
$238,286.
2. (1) Ryan Newman, Dodge, 106, $190,375.
3. (3) Martin Truex, Jr., Chevrolet, 106, $156,545.
4. (12) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 106, $131,800.
5. (6) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 106, $146,736.
6. (2) Denny Hamlin, Chevrolet, 106, $123,625.
7. (34) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 106, $112,483.
8. (4) Kyle Busch, Chevrolet, 106, $93,225.
9. (24) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 106, $123,916.
10. (5) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 106, $89,375.
11. (19) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 106, $119,636.
12. (13) Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Chevrolet, 106, $114,858.
13. (10) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 106, $109,191.
14. (32) Carl Edwards, Ford, 106, $85,350.
15. (33) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, 106, $72,100.
16. (27) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 106, $103,908.
17. (11) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 106, $97,358.
18. (31) Scott Riggs, Dodge, 106, $77,650.
19. (26) Bobby Labonte, Dodge, 106, $105,636.
20. (38) Juan Pablo Montoya, Dodge, 106, $107,300.
21. (15) Elliott Sadler, Dodge, 106, $86,370.
22. (8) Kasey Kahne, Dodge, 106, $111,516.
23. (29) David Stremme, Dodge, 106, $68,425.
24. (22) Reed Sorenson, Dodge, 106, $91,408.
25. (35) Chad McCumbee, Dodge, 106, $81,583.
26. (36) David Ragan, Ford, 106, $103,250.
27. (30) Ricky Rudd, Ford, 106, $97,458.
28. (21) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 106, $66,275.
29. (25) Jamie McMurray, Ford, 106, $74,125.
30. (41) Greg Biffle, Ford, 106, $81,825.
31. (42) Sterling Marlin, Chevrolet, 106, $74,483.
32. (39) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, 106, $80,222.
33. (20) Ward Burton, Chevrolet, 106, $63,725.
34. (16) David Gilliland, Ford, 106, $89,489.
35. (9) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 106, $62,125.
36. (17) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, 106, $69,900.
37. (43) Bill Elliott, Ford, 105, $80,939.
38. (23) David Reutimann, Toyota, 105, $61,600.
39. (28) AJ Allmendinger, Toyota, 104, $61,475.
40. (40) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 103, $61,325.
41. (37) Robby Gordon, Ford, 103, $61,180.
42. (7) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 97, $114,966..
43. (14) Dave Blaney, Toyota, accident, 55, $69,197.
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Race Statistics
Time of Race: 1 hour, 57 minutes, 15 seconds.
Margin of Victory: Under caution.
Caution Flags: Four for 16 laps.
Lead Changes: 15 among eight drivers.
Lap Leaders: D.Hamlin 1-25; M.Truex, Jr. 26; C.Mears 27-28;
T.Stewart 29; D.Hamlin 30; T.Stewart 31-32; D.Hamlin 33-50;
M.Martin 51; D.Hamlin 52-53; R.Newman 54-64; J.Gordon 65-81;
R.Newman 82-90; D.Hamlin 91-93; C.Edwards 94-97; J.Gordon 98-106.
Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): D.Hamlin, 5
times for 49 laps; J.Gordon, 2 times for 26 laps; R.Newman, 2 times
for 20 laps; C.Edwards, 1 time for 4 laps; T.Stewart, 2 times for 3
laps; C.Mears, 1 time for 2 laps; M.Martin, 1 time for 1 lap;
M.Truex, Jr., 1 time for 1 lap.
Point Standings: 1. J.Gordon, 2,249. 2. M.Kenseth, 2,007. 3
D.Hamlin, 2,002. 4. J.Johnson, 1,944. 5. J.Burton, 1,828. 6.
T.Stewart, 1,733. 7. C.Edwards, 1,710. 8. C.Bowyer, 1,659. 9.
K.Harvick, 1,648. 10. Ky.Busch, 1,613.


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