February 27, 2011

Gordon Wins Phoenix

From ESPN:
Jeff Gordon passed Kyle Busch with eight laps left and stretched his lead from there at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday, ending his winless streak at 66 races.
I used to detest this guy. His first race in the top NASCAR series was Richard Petty's last. He roundly trounced a Darrell Waltrip in the downhill slide of his career. He beat the late, great Dale Earnhardt to the checkers a few times, earning a doughnut on his fender and the advice to "ride that horse as long as you can."

He won four championships, but the victories have been few and far between lately. He's had eight second-place finishes over the past two years, and today he managed to eek out a victory. Not bad for a near twenty-year career.