Gordon wins at Atlanta

2011 nascar sprint cup series results advocare 500 jeff gordon

ATLANTA, GA (TheSpread) – Jeff Gordon earned his third win of the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season and 85th of his career on Tuesday as he won the AdvoCare 500.

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Gordon is now third on the all-time NASCAR wins list and he got the win by battling it out with teammate Jimmie Johnson over the final series of laps.

According to oddsmakers, Gordon had 9/1 odds to win Tuesday’s race so a $100 wager on Gordon will pay out an additional $900.

The win for Gordon pushed him into fifth place in the point standings, 43 points out of first. Johnson now takes over the lead in the standings, 21 points ahead of Kyle Busch, who finished 23rd on Tuesday.

Following the race, 9 of the 12 spots in the Chase for the Championship have been locked up. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Stewart have the final two spots in the top 10 while the second wild card spot is still up for grabs with one race remaining.

For complete AdvoCare 500 results, see below.

2011 NASCAR AdvoCare 500 Results – September 6 – Atlanta Motor Speedway

1 Jeff Gordon (24)

2 Jimmie Johnson (48)

3 Tony Stewart (14)

4 Kurt Busch (22)

5 Carl Edwards (99)

6 Brad Keselowski (2)

7 Kevin Harvick (29)

8 Denny Hamlin (11)

9 Matt Kenseth (17)

10 A J Allmendinger (43)

11 Brian Vickers (83)

12 Greg Biffle (16)

13 Jeff Burton (31)

14 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

15 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

16 Jamie McMurray (1)

17 Mark Martin (5)

18 Paul Menard (27)

19 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

20 Ryan Newman (39)

21 Marcos Ambrose (9)

22 Landon Cassill (51)

23 Kyle Busch (18)

24 Joey Logano (20)

25 J.J. Yeley (55)

26 Mike Bliss (32)

27 Mike Skinner (60)

28 Casey Mears (13)

29 David Starr (195)

30 Andy Lally (71)

31 David Reutimann (00)

32 Scott Speed (46)

33 Regan Smith (78)

34 Kasey Kahne (4)

35 David Ragan (6)

36 Clint Bowyer (33)

37 David Gilliland (34)

38 Bobby Labonte (47)

39 Robby Gordon (7)

40 Joe Nemechek (87)

41 Michael McDowell (66)

42 Travis Kvapil (38)

43 Dave Blaney (36)

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