NASCAR Atlanta Update: Jeff Gordon Briefly Loses Lead, But Back Out Front At Lap 150

After Andy Lally blew a tire around lap 130, NASCAR called a debris caution which shook up the running order.

Jeff Gordon dropped to fourth following the pit stops (his team put a spring rubber in during his car's service), with Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch out front. But Busch seemed to jump the restart and then lagged back, and it caused a bit of commotion on the initial green-flag lap.

AJ Allmendinger got into David Ragan, who then hit Kevin Harvick. The No. 29 car went extremely sideways, but Harvick somehow saved it and kept going – as did everyone else.

Kenseth, meanwhile, pulled out to the lead while Gordon moved into second place (about a half-second behind). Gordon has the strongest car of the day, though, and was able to pass Kenseth at lap 149 to retake the lead.

A Dale Earnhardt Jr. update: The No. 88 is now back on the lead lap after getting the free pass on the Lally caution.

The top 10 as of lap 150 (of 325):

  1. Jeff Gordon
  2. Matt Kenseth
  3. Kyle Busch
  4. Denny Hamlin
  5. David Ragan
  6. Carl Edwards
  7. Kevin Harvick
  8. Jimmie Johnson
  9. Tony Stewart
  10. Brad Keselowski
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