Jeff Gordon Wins NASCAR Sprint Cup for Third Time This Season
The Pure Michigan 400 this weekend saw Jeff Gordon victorious, this victory added a third win to his season after winning at Kansas and Indianapolis as well. It was not an easy victory though as he had tough challenges from Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano but he did lead for much of the race.
Afterwards he explained that it is never easy to win at this type of track as track position and aerodynamics are very important. However, he admitted that they had learned a lot last time they raced on the track. He also explained that he liked a fast pace and this track was very past and it is one of his favourites. He said that although it didn’t suit his style when it was first repaved he is now used to it and he is able to drive it in the way that he wants to and that led to his success on it.
Gordon started in pole position but Logano son battled his way to the front and then after an early caution continued to lead the race. There was a multi-car accident later which was caused by five cars getting too bunched up and this lead to another caution which started with Johnson in the lead for a bit but a damaged gear stick meant that he eventually dropped back and Gordon was able to get back to the front.
There was also an accident for Larson who hit a wall but exited his car due to it catching on fire, which is still within the new rulings as drivers should stay inside a wrecked car unless there is a safety hazard such as it being on fire. He said afterwards that there were fumes and smoke in the cockpit so he got out as fast as he could. After this caution Logano lead for quite a while but eventually Gordon got back out in front. There were a few more cautions and restarts, but by this point in the race Gordon knew that his car would be able to get him to win as long as he stayed out of trouble and that was what he managed to do.