With 20 laps to go, Jeff Gordon – No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet SS, made the winning pass in the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway to score his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) victory of the season. It was his eighth win at Martinsville and the 88th Sprint Cup win of his career. The victory ties him with Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS, for the most wins at Martinsville among active drivers, trailing only Richard Petty and Darrell Waltrip on the all-time wins list at the .526-mile short track. Gordon moves up two positions to third in the point standings, just 27 points behind the leader.
Gordon’s win clinched the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturers’ Cup Championship for Chevrolet. It marks the 11thconsecutive year, and the 37th time overall that the Bowtie Brand has captured the prestigious title in NASCAR’s premiere series. It is also the first Manufacturers’ Cup award for the Gen-6 Chevrolet SS race car. It was the 14th NSCS win this year for Chevrolet and 716th overall.
Johnson brought his No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS home in fifth position in the race, which was his 14th top five finish of the year. The five-time NSCS champion is now tied with Matt Kenseth for the championship lead with three races to go.
Matt Kenseth (Toyota) was second, Clint Bowyer (Toyota) was third and Brad Keselowski (Ford) rounded out the top five in the race.
|8||88||Dale Earnhardt Jr||Chevrolet|
|13||42||Juan Pablo Montoya||Chevrolet|
|16||56||Martin Truex Jr||Toyota|
|31||17||Ricky Stenhouse Jr||Ford|