Bowyer wins, Gordon qualifies

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RICHMOND, VA (TheSpread) – Clint Bowyer got the win on Saturday night but Jeff Gordon perhaps had the best night at the Federated Auto Parts 400.

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Gordon needed a good effort and some luck to earn the final spot in the Chase for the Championship, and he got it, as Gordon placed second on the night. That combined with a 16th place finish for Kyle Busch gave Gordon the final spot in the Chase by 3 points.

As for the winner, Bowyer earned his second win of the year to move up to seventh in the standings prior to the Chase re-formatting. Bowyer came into the race with 20/1 odds to win, which means a wager of $100 on him to win will pay out an additional $2,000.

Gordon stormed to second placed late in the race, finished ahead of Mark Martin, Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth, who rounded out the top 5.

Busch was disappointed after the race to have finished outside the Chase, as he was not only a favorite to win this race, but to contend for a championship this season.

For complete Federated Auto Parts 400 results, see below.

2012 NASCAR Federated Auto Parts 400 Results – September 8, 2012 – Richmond International Raceway

1 Clint Bowyer (15)

2 Jeff Gordon (24)

3 Mark Martin (55)

4 Tony Stewart (14)

5 Matt Kenseth (17)

6 Jeff Burton (31)

7 Brad Keselowski (2)

8 Ryan Newman (39)

9 Greg Biffle (16)

10 Kevin Harvick (29)

11 Sam Hornish Jr. (22)

12 Kasey Kahne (5)

13 Jimmie Johnson (48)

14 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

15 Marcos Ambrose (9)

16 Kyle Busch (18)

17 Carl Edwards (99)

18 Denny Hamlin (11)

19 Landon Cassill (83)

20 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

21 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

22 Jamie McMurray (1)

23 Paul Menard (27)

24 Regan Smith (78)

25 Bobby Labonte (47)

26 Aric Almirola (43)

27 Travis Kvapil (93)

28 Kurt Busch (51)

29 Casey Mears (13)

30 Joey Logano (20)

31 David Gilliland (38)

32 David Ragan (34)

33 Dave Blaney (36)

34 David Reutimann (10)

35 Ken Schrader (32)

36 Stephen Leicht (33)

37 David Stremme (30)

38 Joe Nemechek (87)

39 Scott Riggs (23)

40 Mike Bliss (119)

41 Michael McDowell (98)

42 Josh Wise (26)

43 Reed Sorenson (191)

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