On a night where it looked like Jeff Gordon would win big at Bristol Motor Speedway, he came up short when the final flag dropped . Brad Keselowski won a late race off pit road to take the lead and never looked back.
In the race, Gordon led after more than 200 laps, but fell to 5th for the final restart. He regrouped to finish 3rd, but was behind at the finish. Gordon led more than 60 laps at Bristol for the first time since August 2003.
Gordon is now tied with Kevin Harvick for 5th in the series standings — though the points will be resent following the Richmond race. Looking at the road ahead with just a couple of races before the Chase for the Championship, the series heads to Atlanta Motor Speedway for this coming Sunday night’s 500-mile race. This race will give the team a chance to tune up the program since Atlanta has similar characteristics to Charlotte and Texas Motor Speedway.