Jeff Gordon Wins AAA 400 at Dover

Jeff Gordon celebrates his fourth win of the season in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. Photo by Sarah Glenn/NASCAR via Getty Images
Jeff Gordon celebrates his fourth win of the season in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. Photo by Sarah Glenn/NASCAR via Getty Images

NASCAR visited Dover International Speedway on Sunday for the elimination race of the Challenger Round of the Chase, and one driver got his fourth win of the season, advancing him to the Contender Round. Kevin Harvick, who was the pole sitter for the race, was able to keep the early lead despite a debris caution coming on lap 61. On lap 74, the caution came out again when Ricky Stenhouse Jr made contact with the wall. Harvick continued to lead, even though his run at the lead was interrupted by another debris caution on lap 125. On lap 148, however, Brad Keselowski was able to take the lead and kept it until a debris caution on lap 170 after JJ Yeley made contact with the wall. On the restart, Harvick was able to regain the lead.

Bad luck hit, though, when Harvick’s left front tire went down, bringing out the caution on lap 253. Keselowski then took the lead again on the restart, but Jeff Gordon was able to take the lead on lap 304. Gordon went on to win the race, with Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson, Joey Logano, and Matt Kenseth rounding out the top five. The first four drivers to be eliminated from Chase contention were AJ Allmendinger, Aric Almirola, Kurt Busch, and Greg Biffle.

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