Gordon: Road Course Racing Changes For The Better
Jeff Gordon is a five-time Sonoma winner but that doesn’t mean he’s got the keys to the Northern California course in his pocket. Far from it. Gordon last won in 2006 – the season before the current NASCAR Sprint Cup chassis was introduced. The new car has evened the playing field and brought more contenders into the mix. No longer do many teams bring older, short track cars to the road courses. And, Gordon added, double-file restarts have made the road races more like Martinsville’s slamming and shoving than traditional, follow the leaders and hit your marks affairs.

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SHOW #207 – Guest: Justin Allgaier – We breakdown Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s first win in 4 years, discuss Kurt Busch (again), Cup Series Point Standings analysis, plus we preview turning left AND right at Road America and Sonoma this weekend. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie
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By Reid Spencer
Sporting News NASCAR Wire Service
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y.—A system of showers that camped out over the Finger Lakes region in upstate New York forced postponement of the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen until Monday at 10 a.m. on ESPN
The rain arrived right after Sunday’s driver introductions for the 22nd NASCAR Sprint Cup race of the season. When the race begins Monday, Kyle Busch will start from the pole next to second-place qualifier AJ Allmendinger.
All told, 15 drivers broke the track record during time trials for the second road-course race on the Cup schedule. Juan Pablo Montoya, the defending race winner, will start fifth behind Busch, Allmendinger, Marcos Ambrose and five-time defending Cup champion Jimmie Johnson.

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