Jeff Gordon storms to victory at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, VA - OCTOBER 27: Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 Powered By Kroger at Martinsville Speedway on October 27, 2013 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
MARTINSVILLE, VA - OCTOBER 27:  Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 Powered By Kroger at Martinsville Speedway on October 27, 2013 in Martinsville, Virginia.  (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
MARTINSVILLE, VA – OCTOBER 27: Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 Powered By Kroger at Martinsville Speedway on October 27, 2013 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

Jeff Gordon survived a rash of caution flags and took the lead with 21 laps to go Sunday cruising to victory at Martinsville Speedway.  It was Gordon’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup win since November of last season and his 8th at NASCAR’s shortest track.

Matt Kenseth surprised coming home second rallying back from as far back as 21st and leading the most laps at a track he typically struggles at. Clint Bowyer was third, Brad Keselowski was fourth and Jimmie Johnson, who was the favorite starting the day and led the second most laps, was fifth.

The race saw a total of 17 caution laps four short of the record of 21 and appeared to be a contest between Johnson who has eight wins here and Kenseth who has never won at Martinsville. MORE>>>

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