Jeff Gordon will attempt to throw a Hail Mary for the second consecutive season at Richmond International Raceway and race his way into the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup from 11th place in the standings. And he'll do it from the Coors Light Pole.
For the 73rd time in his career -- third best all time -- and a record 21st consecutive season -- snapping a tie with NASCAR Hall of Famer David Pearson -- Gordon will start out front in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. He'll also give his crew a clear shot at getting off of pit road first with the No. 1 stall at pit out.
The man Gordon is chasing in 10th place in the driver standings, Kurt Busch, qualified second and will pit with an opening in front of him in the No. 17 pit stall. Across from him in the 16th stall will be Matt Kenseth.
The third-fastest driver in qualifying, defending champion Brad Keselowski, is another driver seeking to win his way into the Chase. He'll take advantage of the only other front opening on pit road in stall No. 30, three stalls off of the start/finish line.
Watch the last race before the Chase, the Federated Auto Parts 400, on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET on ABC.
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