Monday, June 28, 2004


Gordon king of the road
posted by urb

Gordon king of the road




SONOMA, Calif. (AP) -- Jeff Gordon wrapped up a near perfect weekend Sunday, starting from the pole and racing to an overpowering victory in the NASCAR race at Infineon Raceway.
Gordon picked up his fourth victory on the 1.99-mile, 10-turn road course, winning for the third time from the pole. It also extended his own Nextel Cup record for road racing wins to eight and gave him three for the season and 67 for his career.

"We've had some bad finishes lately and we wanted this one real bad," said Gordon, who got out of his No. 24 Chevrolet soaked with sweat and just about spent after leading 92 of 110 laps on a hot afternoon at the scenic wine country circuit.

"I drove out and got as big a lead as I could and gave a lot of it up there at the end," said Gordon, who had his overheated driver's seat iced down during his last pit stop. "It was real tough."


Score one for the veterans
posted by urb

Score one for the veterans

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) -- Ron Hornaday Jr. won the Alan Kulwicki 250 on Saturday night at the Milwaukee Mile, taking the lead with seven laps to go after rallying from a lap down.
Hornaday passed Shane Hmiel on the inside, ending Hmiel's chance for his first Busch Series victory.

Hornaday started in the 10th position, and dropped a lap behind when the first caution flag came out while he was in the pits.

"You hate to see that (caution), but you need a cut tire or debris or something so you can get that back," he said.