Gordon narrowly misses 5th Indy win

Gordon narrowly misses 5th Indy win

There are 2 comments on the Roanoke Times story from Aug 1, 2011, titled Gordon narrowly misses 5th Indy win. In it, Roanoke Times reports that:

Jeff Gordon ran out of laps on his way to history. Seeking a record fifth win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which also would have been his 85th in the Sprint Cup Series to move into third on the all-time win list, Gordon came about two laps short of accomplishing those goals.

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aktnguy

Cordova, TN

#1 Aug 1, 2011
if the 24 had pitted under the last caution with Kyle Bush, the 24 would have won. Another race Allen Gus. causes Jeff to lose. But look out for the 24.

“IN GOD WE TRUST”

Since: Jun 07

Raleigh

#2 Aug 2, 2011
aktnguy wrote:
if the 24 had pitted under the last caution with Kyle Bush, the 24 would have won. Another race Allen Gus. causes Jeff to lose. But look out for the 24.
If Jeff had stop on the last caution he would have finished even further back. He had all the fuel he needed and way fresher tires than Paul. That bonzai run from 15th place took its toll on those tires though and by the time he got into second he wasn't any faster than Paul. It was a great effort, just too much to make up.

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