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Jeff Gordon

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Jeff Gordon is a famous racecar driver!


I've been doing this long enough to know that they don't give out trophies for leading any lap other than the last one," Gordon said.


From The Detroit News: http://www.detnews.com/article/20100501/SPORTS03/5010385/1047/sports/Kyle-Busch-edges-Jeff-Gordon--snaps-21-race-losing-streak#ixzz0nAslAF1F


He was cool if you meet him. He`s got a lot of money.

Gordon, a four-time Cup champion, won Sunday for the first time in 48 races. The one-and-a-half-mile, high-banked track was one of only two active tracks where he had never won a race.

The Samsung 500 was the 17th Cup race at Texas, the track where Gordon has the only two last-place finishes in his 552 career starts.

“How ironic is this that when we go into this streak and we end it here in Texas, a place that’s just eluded us for so long,” Gordon said. “Incredible team effort. This whole year has been amazing. What a great car. I’ve never had a car like this at Texas. We finally had one and put it in position.”

Gordon, already the season points leader with four top-five finishes in the first six races, did a few burnouts on the front stretch before grabbing the checkered flag and taking his No. 24 Chevrolet for a long-awaited victory lap — his first since October 2007 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C.

Homestead Miami Speedway is now the only track where Gordon has not won. He will have to wait until the season finale in November for a chance to change that.

At Texas, Gordon won by 0.542 of a second over Johnson with an average speed of 146.372 miles per hour for his 82nd victory, one behind Cale Yarborough for fifth on the career list.

With 76 laps to go, took only two right-side tires during a pit stop and moved up to first, from 12th.                   

But Earnhardt quickly lost that lead when Kyle Busch, trying to regain a lost lap, got loose and bumped him, pushing Earnhardt to the top of the

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