NASCAR at Kansas 2014: Live Results and Analysis from 5-Hour Energy 400

Michael GuadalupeFeatured ColumnistMay 10, 2014

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Saturday's race at Kansas Speedway started with a rain delay, but when the checkered flag waved, it was all sunshine and smiles for Jeff Gordon and the No. 24 team who finally got their first win of 2014. 

Storms had moved into the area, and lightning threatened cameramen who had to seek shelter as the storms passed.

When the race finally did start, Kevin Harvick took a commanding lead. Harvick remained up front until Lap 119 where he got shuffled back because of a caution.

The lights on the backstretch would also go out around the same time, but drivers were still able to compete even with part of the track under darkness.

Kevin Harvick struggled to get back to the front, and while his car was fast he couldn't move forward in traffic.

Joey Logano emerged as the car to beat by Lap 160 as he continued to show how impressive he can be on the mile and a half tracks.

But while Joey Logano was leading the race, Danica Patrick was having the most impressive night out of all the Sprint Cup drivers. She has undoubtedly struggled through her time in the Sprint Cup Series, but during the Kansas race Patrick was as high as third place at one point of the race.

Kevin Harvick eventually found himself up front again and continued his domination from earlier in the race.

As the race stayed green for the last stretch though, Gordon managed to get out in front of Kevin Harvick after he came out of a green flag pit stop faster than Harvick.

With nine laps to go Brad Keselowski was the last driver to hit pit road for the final green flag pit stop and Jeff Gordon took the lead.

Gordon won at Kansas and becomes another driver to basically lock themselves into the Chase.


Winner at Kansas: Jeff Gordon