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Time wasn’t on Jeff Gordon’s side in the closing stages of the Brickyard 400. After leading 36 laps during the event, he found himself in 16th place with less than 30 laps to go. The assumption was that the cars ahead of Gordon would need to stop for fuel. He drove the final 25 laps harder than the drivers ahead of him, but came up short to one driver — Paul Menard — on the final lap. The 2nd place effort was Gordon’s sixth top-10 finish in the last 8 races.

Gordon started 8th and moved to 6th within three laps. He entered the top-5 with a pass on Kurt Busch and took 4th from Jimmie Johnson on lap 8. Ten laps later he moved into the runner-up spot with a move around David Ragan. However, his progress stalled as Kasey Kahne held a comfortable 4-second lead. Gordon led a lap when Kahne darted onto pit road on lap 25. Two laps later, Gordon came in for a four-tire change. Following the stops, Kahne’s lead ballooned to more than 8 seconds over Gordon. A debris caution on lap 34 slowed the field and erased the gap to Kahne. The top-2 elected to stay on the track and hold their spots. Gordon remained distantly behind Kahne before a caution on lap 50 for David Reutimann’s cut tire. Gordon restarted in 4th after changing four tires. On lap 58, he took 2nd place from Ragan and closed in on Dale Earnhardt Jr for the race lead. He took the lead from his teammate and led the event through a green flag pit stop cycle on lap 82. A caution on lap 94 brought the field to pit road. Gordon opted for 2 tires and restarted in 4th place on lap 98. He moved to 2nd place by lap 105 before a caution for Kyle Busch’s wall contact on lap 113. Gordon restarted 12th due to several drivers opting for two tires.

A caution for Landon Cassill’s spin brought the caution out with 40 laps to go with Gordon in 9th place. With 33 laps to go, Gordon moved up to 6th place. He advanced up to 2nd place with 29 to go — but needed a pit stop for fuel before the finish. He moved into the lead with 28 laps to go as drivers pitted for fuel. Gordon pitted for right side tires and fuel with 27 to go. Gordon returned to the race in 16th place. With 10 laps to go, he moved into the 10th position as he made up 1 second per lap on the leaders who were in fuel conservation mode. With 7 to go, he took the 7th position and was less than 8 seconds behind Jamie McMurray for the race lead. Gordon took 5th with 6 laps to go as he ran nearly 1.5 seconds per lap faster than the leaders. With 4 laps to go, he took 4th from Regan Smith. He took 3rd from McMurray and passed Mark Martin for 2nd place on the backstretch. Gordon closed in on Paul Menard for the race lead with 2 laps to go. However, Menard held him off for the win by less than one second.

Road ahead: The series heads to Pocono Raceway for the second time in 2011. Gordon dominated the June event en route to his 84th career victory. Based on the team’s flat track performance of late, the Pocono race should produce solid results.

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July 26 – – In the days preceding the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Jeff Gordon proclaimed that his team had “something up our sleeves for Indy.”  As it turned out, there were no magic tricks or anything up their sleeves.

Gordon started 8th and it took just a half lap for the first caution to wave.  Sam Hornish spun on the backstretch and the chain reaction collected Reed Sorensen, Kyle Busch, Elliott Sadler and David Reutimann.  On the restart on lap 8, Gordon dropped two spots and ran in 10th.  He moved to 9th on lap 10 when Ryan Newman pitted for a cut tire.  The second caution waved on lap 14 for Max Papis’ engine problem and Robby Gordon’s cut tire.  The leaders came to pit road with Gordon exiting in 7th place.  He struggled on the restart and fell to 9th by lap 25.  He slipped out of the top-10 on lap 35 when Jeff Burton went by. Gordon came to pit road on lap 49 for a green flag pit stop. Following the stops Gordon ran in 13th place. A debris caution on lap 66 brought the lead lap cars to pit road with Gordon exiting in 12th spot.

Gordon ran in 11th behind Jeff Burton for several laps before a green flag pit stop on lap 98.  With 50 laps to go, Gordon ran distantly behind the leaders in 14th place.  A debris caution with 44 laps to go resulted in pit stops with Gordon departing in 12th.  With 35 to go, Gordon began dropping positions as a right rear tire cut down.  He made an unscheduled pit stop and went a lap down.  A debris caution with 23 to go resulted in Gordon staying out for the wave around onto the lead lap.  He ran in 27th place before a caution with 16 to go when Juan Pablo Montoya, after dominating the day, hit the wall coming off turn four.  Montoya collected Dale Earnhardt Jr in the melee.  Gordon came to pit road to fix a broken splitter brace.  Gordon restarted 24th with 11 laps to go – and finished in 23rd position.  It was his worst finish at the Brickyard since he finished 33rd in 2000.  He remained second in the series points standings.

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July 27 – – Jimmie Johnson hung around long enough and was in the right spot at the right time to claim the win.  That’s been a similar refrain over the last four years in the NASCAR world.  Johnson scored back-to-back victories in the Brickyard 400 at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a late pass on Mark Martin.  The victory was his third win at the Brickyard, and 43rd of his career.

Jeff Gordon battled through race traffic but was unable to make significant headway due to several long green flag runs.  Gordon started 22nd and dropped a few spots in the opening laps.  He hooked up in a draft behind Kevin Harvick and moved up to 21st on lap 8.  He cracked the top-20 on lap 11 and settled into the 20th position.  Gordon moved up to the 15th spot following green flag pit stops on lap 37.  A caution for Kyle Busch’s cut tire and subsequent contact with the wall on lap 57 brought the field to pit road.  Gordon exited the pits in 13th place, having benefited from a stall opening in front of him due to Joe Nemechek dropping out of the race in the opening laps.

Gordon used the inside line to his advantage on the restart and moved into 11th position on lap 65.  He entered the top-10 on lap 67 and ran in 10th until the next round of pit stops on lap 91.  Gordon moved to 8th with a pass on Dale Earnhardt Jr. on lap 100.  However, he gave the spot back to Earnhardt Jr. during the final round of green flag pit stops with 35 laps to go.  He trailed his Hendrick Motorsports teammate for just two laps as the engine expired on the #88 Chevrolet on lap 128.  Gordon restarted in 8th position with 26 laps to go.

As Gordon faded on the restart, his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Johnson took the lead from Martin with a power move on the outside entering turn one.  Gordon fell to 10th before passing Matt Kenseth with 22 laps to go to re-assume the 9th spot.

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Brickyard Race Information

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THE RACE: Allstate 400 at the Brickyard

TRACK: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Race #20 of 36 for the 2009 season

Race: Sunday, July 26, 2009 in Speedway, IN

Title Sponsor: AllState

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:19pm/et

Television Coverage/Re-Air/TV Team

Television Coverage: ESPN, 1:00pm/et

SPEED’s NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: 11:00am/et with John Roberts, Jimmy Spencer, Kenny Wallace

*Scheduled Race Re-Air Dates/Times:
Monday, July 27 at 3:30am/et on ESPN2
Monday, July 27 at 12:00pm/et on ESPN Classic
Wednesday, July 29 at 12:00pm/et on SPEED

Announcers: Dr. Jerry Punch, Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree

Pit Reporters: Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Mike Massaro, Shannon Spake

Studio: Allen Bestwick, Rusty Wallace, Brad Daugherty

TV Listings, Links and Info:

Jayski’s TV Listings Page
NASCAR on TV
Race Fan TV

Radio Coverage/Shows/ Team

This Week – Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) Radio and Sirius Satellite

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Practice Dates/Times/TV

Practices:

Friday, July 24, 2:00 – 3:00 pm/et, TV-ESPN2
Friday, July 24, 3:30 – 4:30 pm/et, TV-SPEED
Saturday, July 25, 2:00 – 3:00 pm/et, TV-none scheduled
Happy Hour ‘Final’ practice: Saturday, July 25, 3:30 – 4:30pm/et, TV-ESPN2

Qualifying Information/Times/TV

Qualifying Draw: Friday, July 24, 1:00pm/et

Qualifying: 2 laps for positions 1-42, Saturday, July 25 at 10:10am/et, TV-ESPN2, no re-air scheduled;
AND live via radio at IMS Radio and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio.

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#14 Tony Stewart Ch. 121
#18 Kyle Busch Ch. 125
#48 Jimmie Johnson Ch. 126
#24 Jeff Gordon Ch. 127
NASCAR Officials Ch. 113
#?? Fan’s Choice Ch. 130

Voting for Fan’s Choice closes Fri., July 24 at 5 pm ET

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Jeff Gordon Part of Pre-Race Show at the Brickyard

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Jeff will be featured on this weeks pre-race show on ESPN.  ESPN begins coverage of the final 17 races of the season at this weekend’s Brickyard 400 from Indianapolis Motorspeedway.

……”NASCAR Countdown will include a segment with actress/television host Kelly Ripa, who interviews her occasional Live with Regis and Kelly co-host Jeff Gordon.  The interview in a New York City park focuses not only on Gordon’s racing career, but also on how he was the first NASCAR driver to move into the entertainment spotlight.  Ripa also will delve into how becoming a father has changed Gordon’s outlook on his racing career.”…….

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