Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 10/23/14

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 06: Clint Bowyer, driver of the #33 Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet, stands on pit road after qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2009 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images for NASCAR)
After rain delayed the start of the Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway on Saturday night, Clint Bowyer and Jeff Gordon were both winners, of sorts, when the race finally ended early Sunday morning. Bowyer claimed the race win, his second of 2012, and with a second-place finish, Gordon took the second wild card spot and the final slot in the 2012 Chase for the Sprint Cup that will get underway next weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. In addition to the delay at the start of the race, rain also interrupted action twice within the event, bringing out the red flag after the completion of 152 of the 400 scheduled laps and again to bring out the caution with about 123 laps to go. After starting next to Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the front row, Gordon led a couple of laps early in the race, but then fell back through the field, eventually falling off the lead lap. He got back on the lead lap during the aforem...
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