AVONDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on February 27, 2011 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Subway Fresh Fit 500: Jeff Gordon Finds Victory Lane After Sixty-Six Race Drought

For the best NASCAR news coverage available anywhere, be sure to check out the good folks at NASCAR Ranting and Raving.

  • Live
3 Total Updates since February 27, 2011
  • Important 2
  • Updates 3
  • All Updates 3

Jeff Gordon Captures Subway Fresh Fit 500

Jeff Gordon's last NASCAR victory came on April 5, 2009, as he and his team took down the Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. The 66-race drought came to an end on Sunday afternoon as he outlasted Kyle Busch to take home the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Gordon led 138 of the race's 312 laps, and managed to avoid a couple of huge crashes that took out a great number of his competitors. The big one came on Lap 67, and it started when Matt Kenseth bumped Brian Vickers coming out of turn 2. Vickers tried to correct his slide, got loose in the process, and started a chain reaction that took out 13 vehicles in all, bringing out the red flag and several wreckers to tow competitors back into the garage.

Gordon and Busch finished first and second, with Jimmie Johnson taking the third spot and Kevin Harvick and Ryan Newman rounding out the top five.

Kasey Kahne, Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch, A.J. Allmendinger, and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. made up the remainder of the top ten spots.

The NASCAR circuit will now move on to Las Vegas for next week's race, the Kobalt Tools 400.

For more on the race, be sure to check out our friends at NASCAR Ranting and Raving.

Continue

Your Subway Fresh Fit 500 Starting Grid

Here is the starting grid for today's Subway Fresh Fit 500, courtesy of our friends at The Sports Network.

NASCAR - Sprint Cup - Subway Fresh Fit 500 Starting Lineup
Phoenix International Raceway - Phoenix, AZ
 
Pos No. Driver Car Time Speed(mph)
1 99 Carl Edwards Ford 26.224 137.279
2 22 Kurt Busch Dodge 26.256 137.112
3 4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 26.259 137.096
4 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 26.281 136.981
5 78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 26.283 136.971
6 20 Joey Logano Toyota 26.288 136.945
7 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 26.314 136.809
8 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 26.321 136.773
9 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 26.322 136.768
10 16 Greg Biffle Ford 26.340 136.674
11 6 David Ragan Ford 26.346 136.643
12 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 26.358 136.581
13 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 26.362 136.560
14 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 26.382 136.457
15 43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 26.392 136.405
16 33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 26.407 136.327
17 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 26.448 136.116
18 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 26.459 136.060
19 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 26.471 135.998
20 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 26.515 135.772
21 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 26.523 135.731
22 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 26.529 135.701
23 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 26.547 135.609
24 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 26.553 135.578
25 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 26.556 135.563
26 00 David Reutimann Toyota 26.557 135.557
27 13 Casey Mears Toyota 26.563 135.527
28 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 26.569 135.496
29 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 26.574 135.471
30 34 David Gilliland Ford 26.574 135.471
31 7 Robby Gordon Dodge 26.621 135.232
32 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 26.680 134.933
33 21 Trevor Bayne Ford 26.715 134.756
34 66 Michael McDowell Toyota 26.729 134.685
35 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 26.731 134.674
36 32 Mike Skinner Ford 26.811 134.273
37 60 Landon Cassill Toyota 26.856 134.048
38 46 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet 26.857 134.043
39 09 Bill Elliott Chevrolet 26.909 133.784
40 38 Travis Kvapil Ford 26.988 133.393
41 71 Andy Lally Chevrolet 27.288 131.926
42 37 Tony Raines Ford Owner Points 131.661
43 36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 26.996 133.353
 
Failed To Qualify
No. Driver Car Time Speed(mph)
92 Brian Keselowski Dodge 27.431 131.238
Continue
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.