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NASCAR: Jeff Gordon Holds off Sideways Jimmie Johnson in the Sprint Cup Series

Five-Time must have really wanted this one.Jimmie Johnson was completely sideways as he desperately tried to pass AdvoCare 500 winner Jeff Gordon in the final laps at Atlanta Motor Speedway.In the end, the driver known for his decade-long "Drive for Five" moved into third place on NASCAR's all-time win list with his 85th Cup series victory.Gordon claimed his third victory of 2011 and, in doing so, broke a three-way tie for career wins with Hall of Famers Darrell Waltrip and Bobby Allison.He had to earn this one, however.For much of the final green-flag run, Gordon held a comfortable lead of nearly two seconds. But with about 10 laps to go, Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson had closed the gap.Johnson appeared to have the slightl...

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