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NASCAR At Bristol Update: Jeff Gordon Leads At 200-Lap Mark

With 200 laps complete in the 500-lap Irwin Tools Night Race at the Bristol Motor Speedway, Jeff Gordon has his No. 24 Chevrolet out front. Matt Kenseth runs second, followed by Jimmie Johnson - who has led a race-high 76 laps - Brad Keselowski and Ryan Newman.

The top-10 is filled out by Kyle Busch - winner of the last three night races at Bristol - Martin Truex Jr., Jamie McMurray, Carl Edwards, and Regan Smith. Kurt Busch, who was fast earlier in the race, sped on pit road under the race's second caution - for debris, as was the first yellow flag - and is shown in the 13th position.

The struggles for Chase contenders Clint Bowyer and Tony Stewart continues, as they are both two laps down in 32nd and 33rd position, respectively. Another driver trying to position himself to make the Chase is Greg Biffle, who is three laps down in 37th after an unscheduled pit stop for a flat tire under green.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.