AVONDALE, Arizona — After a 66 race absence the 24 went back in victory lane Sunday in Phoenix. Jeff Gordon avoided a crash filled Subway Fresh Fit 500, leading the most laps to pick up his 83rd career Sprint Cup victory.
The win moves Gordon into a tie for 5th all-time on the Sprint Cup victory list, tied with Cale Yabrough. One more will move him into a tie with Darrell Waltrip and Bobby Allison for third. For his team Hendrick Motorsports its the 7th win in 9 races at Phoenix.
"It feels so amazing," said Gordon. "I cant tell you how amazing this feels. "It's been a long time I know and I'm gonna savor this one so much."
It also ended Kyle Busch's chance at the weekend sweep. The 18 had to settle for 2nd. Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick and Ryan Newman rounded out the top 5.