Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 3/17/13
It looked like the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway might come down to a duel between a pair of past champions. Four-time champion Jeff Gordon was in the lead, where he had been for 65 laps in the Food City 500, with former champion Matt Kenseth on his bumper. They were fighting hard for position. Racing clean but close, it looked like Kenseth, who had already led 85 laps, had the edge. Then disaster struck. Gordon's tire failed. He snapped across the track and into the outer wall -- and into the path of Kenseth. With nowhere to go, Kenseth slammed into Gordon's car, crumpling his hood as he went underneath the leader's Chevrolet from the force of the impact. On the previous pit stop, Gordon's car had taken just left-side tires to help with the handling. "The car was turning really good," Gordon said. "But, maybe we were just a little bit too hard on that right front. Not really sure there. Right fronts never blow out when you are up against the wall. I was up...
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