It was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win for Jeff Gordon in Phoenix today, finally allowing him to savor victory after having lost the last 66 races. Congrats!! Get all the details surrounding the Subway Fresh Fit 500 race below, one that was filled with wrecks aplenty.
Couldn’t make it out to PIR to watch the race in person since it was right in my own backyard, but it definitely was an eventful one, to say the least! Trevor Bayne, hot off of his win at the Daytona 500 last weekend, was the first to be involved in a wreck – this one in Lap 50. What happened?
He summed it up by saying, “I don’t know what happened. We were battling with the 13 car (Casey Mears) a little bit, and I don’t know if it was the 38 car (Kvapil) behind us or who, but something happened. Either I came up, or he poked his nose in there at the last second on the top of us getting into one. After that, there was nothing we could do.”
Like I said, it was a race full of wrecks. Carl Edwards ended up crashing after having contact with Kyle Busch in Lap 60, for which Busch later apologized to Edwards, explaining that his car was a bit loose, and his spotter didn’t have a chance to act on the fact that Edwards was right there. He admitted that he ‘just turned down right across him. I made a mistake and ruined his day. I can understand his frustration. I apologize to him.”
My high pitched gasp a few laps later just about gave my little pup a heart attack. Matt Kenseth made contact with Brian Vickers, which forced him sideways and ended up in the middle of a 13 car melee. It was crazy! The race started back up again 14 minutes later.
Okay enough about the wrecks, let’s talk about the winner! It was Jeff Gordon who reigned victorious today at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, having passed Kyle Busch with just eight laps left to go. Isn’t it nice to see him in the Winner’s Circle once again? Congratulations!
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