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Subway Fresh Fit 500 - Phoenix International Raceway

Gordon Wins for the First Time at Phoenix
Four-time NASCAR NEXTEL Cup champion Jeff Gordon swapped the lead with two-time champion Tony Stewart in the closing laps and drove away to win the Subway Fresh Fit 500 Saturday night at Phoenix International Raceway. Gordon was almost trapped in the pits when a caution fell near the end but came out of the pits at the tail end of the lead lap. When race leader Stewart and the other front-runners pitted, Gordon wound up back front, where he started and finished the race. Stewart made a dramatic and gutsy pass of Gordon right after the restart but Gordon passed him back for the victory. The win, Gordon's 76th, tied him with the late Dale Earnhardt on NASCAR's all-time win list. It was Gordon's first win at Phoenix. Trailing Gordon and Stewart across the finish line was Denny Hamlin, who had perhaps the fastest car most of the night but was penalized for speeding down pit road. Jimmie Johnson was fourth and Matt Kenseth was fifth. Kenseth's Ford prevented a top-five sweep by Chevrolet. Hamlin and polesitter Gordon dominated the early laps, with Hamlin leading most of them. Two cautions for debris and a third for a crash bunched the field as teams worked to sort out handling characteristics on the Car of Tomorrow. Harvick, who swept both races (NASCAR Busch and NASAR NEXTEL Cup) at this track last fall, inherited the lead just before the field restarted after the second debris caution. Hamlin was penalized for entering the pits too fast and had to start from the rear of the field.

Subway Fresh Fit 500 Notes
· Race Results
· Chevrolet Post-Race Quotes
· Ford Post-Race Quotes
· Dodge Post-Race Quotes
· Toyota Post-Race Quotes
· Rookie Post-Race Quotes
· Point Standings
· Owner Point Standings
· Fast Facts
· WIX Filters Lap Leader Notes
· Final Practice
· Practice 2
· Ford Friday Quotes
· Dodge Friday Quotes
· Rookie Friday Quotes
· Starting Lineup
· Qualifying Results
· Chevrolet Qualifying Quotes
· Ford Qualifying Quotes
· Dodge Qualifying Quotes
· Toyota Qualifying Quotes
· Rookie Qualifying Quotes
· Practice 1
· Chevrolet Thursday Quotes
· Ford Thursday Quotes
· Dodge Thursday Quotes
· Qualifying Order
· Entry List
· Weekend Schedule
· MRN Notes
· Raybestos Rookie Notes
· Team Red Bull Notes
· John Andretti Notes
· Jeremy Mayfield Notes
· Ward Burton Notes
· Jeff Gordon Notes
· Jeff Burton Notes
· Matt Kenseth Notes
· Jimmie Johnson Notes
· Denny Hamlin Notes
· Clint Bowyer Notes
· Kyle Busch Notes
· Carl Edwards Notes
· Tony Stewart Notes
· Jamie McMurray Notes
· Mark Martin Notes
· David Stremme Notes
· Juan Pablo Montoya Notes
· Kevin Harvick Notes
· Kurt Busch Notes
· Elliott Sadler Notes
· Greg Biffle Notes
· Ryan Newman Notes
· J.J. Yeley Notes
· Bobby Labonte Notes
· David Ragan Notes
· Tony Raines Notes
· Joe Nemechek Notes
· Dale Earnhardt Jr. Notes
· Jeff Green Notes
· Ricky Rudd Notes
· Reed Sorenson Notes
· Sterling Marlin Notes
· Casey Mears Notes
· Kasey Kahne Notes
· Kyle Petty Notes
· Dave Blaney Notes
· Ken Schrader Notes
· Paul Menard Notes
· David Reutimann Notes

Jeff Gordon Speeds to Phoenix Pole Position
Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 DuPont Impala SS, captured the pole position for Saturday's Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. His lap of 27.040 seconds, at an average speed of 133.137 mph, was his third career pole at the one-mile track in the Arizona desert. It is the third pole of the 2007 season for the four time NASCAR Nextel Cup Series champion and his second in the Car of Tomorrow, the first coming at the new generation NASCAR race car's debut at Bristol Motor Speedway. Gordon also started from the top-starting spot last week at Texas when the field was set in accordance to the NASCAR rule book. Jamie McMurray will roll off from the outside pole after posting a qualifying lap of 27.154 seconds. Denny Hamlin qualified in the third position, followed by Scott Riggs and Jimmie Johnson.


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