NASCAR Atlanta Update: Jeff Gordon Looking Strong At Lap 125

Following the caution for Bobby Labonte's second wreck, the race restarted on lap 99 with Jeff Gordon and Kyle Busch running side by side.

Gordon started on the outside and was able to gain the advantage over Busch, though. Matt Kenseth settled into third and Kevin Harvick was fourth, followed by Denny Hamlin.

As of lap 125 (200 laps to go), Gordon is still the class of the field. He's 1.8 seconds ahead of Kenseth (now in second) and has led the most laps today.

A follow-up on the Dale Earnhardt Jr. storyline: He's still one lap down in 28th place, but in position for the free pass on the next caution.

Tony Stewart had a bad pit stop on the previous caution, but he came on the radio to encourage his team and is currently in 14th place. Stewart had been running as high as fourth earlier in the race.

Another surprise: Jimmie Johnson is having an off day. He's 15th but was nearly lapped earlier.

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