Sunday, April 5, 2009
Jeff Gordon: Bang, Bang, Shoot 'Em Up
The wait is over. The drought is done. A new streak has begun. After 47 races without even a glimpse of Victory Lane, Jeff Gordan captured one of the biggest victories of his sensational career by winning the 500 miler at Texas Speedway. And he finished first on the same track that he finished dead last on last spring. Quite some turn-around I would venture to say. It was the first time Gordon had won at Texas, one of only two venues he had failed to conquer, the other being Homestead. It was Gordon's 82nd career win, only one behind the great Cale Yarborough for 5th place on the all-time list. He's leaves Texas remaining the Sprint Cup points leader, and by the way, he had no trouble at all locating Victory Lane. Look for him there again this year.