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NASCAR At Kentucky Speedway Full Results: Jeff Gordon Battles Back To Finish 11th

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series was in Kentucky Saturday night for the first series race in the Blue Grass State since 1954. Kyle Busch retained his overall points lead with his third win of the season as he led 125 of the 267 laps. The race was a tough one for Bay Area born Jeff Gordon who struggled through some early problems to finish 11th.

At one point Gordon fell far enough back that he was looking at being lapped as he spent a good chunk of the race trading paint with Ryan Newman. After falling towards the back of the pack he bounced back for a respectable finish. The unofficial results gave Gordon enough points to climb ahead of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. into seventh place in the Chase standings.

Los Gatos-native A.J. Allmendinger struggled from start to finish as he ended the race 28th overall. His finish dropped him three spots to 18th in the Chase standings, leaving him 31 points back of 12th place Clint Bowyer at the bottom of the Chase standings.

Here are the final results from the Quake State 400: 

  1. Kyle Busch
  2. David Reutimann
  3. Jimmie Johnson
  4. Ryan Newman
  5. Carl Edwards
  6. Matt Kenseth
  7. Brad Keselowski
  8. David Ragan
  9. Kurt Busch
  10. Denny Hamlin
  11. Jeff Gordon
  12. Tony Stewart
  13. Kasey Kahne
  14. Joey Logano
  15. Juan Pablo Montoya
  16. Kevin Harvick
  17. Regan Smith
  18. Martin Truex Jr. 
  19. Jeff Burton
  20. Marcos Ambrose
  21. Greg Biffle
  22. Mark Martin
  23. Landon Cassill
  24. Paul Menard
  25. Casey Mears
  26. Bobby Labonte
  27. Brian Vickers
  28. AJ Allmendinger
  29. Travis Kvapil
  30. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 
  31. David Gilliland
  32. Andy Lally
  33. Dave Blaney
  34. Mike Bliss
  35. Clint Bowyer
  36. Jamie McMurray
  37. Scott Wimmer
  38. Tony Raines
  39. Joe Nemechek
  40. J.J. Yeley
  41. Michael McDowell
  42. Scott Riggs 
  43. Mike Skinner