Brooklyn, Mich. -
So much for restarts being a problem for Jeff Gordon. The four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion broke away after a late caution to win Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
Gordon, who faced questions about his struggles on restarts earlier this season, passed Joey Logano at the start of lap 183 and kept his Chevrolet in front when Logano got next to him on the following lap. Logano fell back after falling out of a draft and Gordon never was challenged again as he rolled to his third series victory of the season. His win at Indianapolis last month followed a similar script.
"I thought he had a good start, but I had one, too," Gordon said. “It’s pretty nice to have the last two wins come down to restarts. Those restarts are so crucial but also intense because of the speed we’re carrying here.”