Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/19/14

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 06: Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 DuPont 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 Darrell Ingham/Getty Images)
Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway, fans and drivers certainly would have loved to have a straight-up NASCAR Sprint Cup race where things started on time. But the delayed start, and the two cautions within it for the rain, really seemed to turn the race around. You had people like Denny Hamlin that were leading the race and had been all night that, with a caution coming out for rain well past the halfway point, just couldn't afford to pit. You just couldn't. They did not know if that rain was going to intensify and you're looking at the clock and it's after midnight and they just couldn't pit and risk giving up position. Obviously for guys running deeper in the field, like Jeff Gordon, pitting at that point was kind of a no-brainer. If you pit and the rain doesn't subside, what have you really given up? I find it interesting that the top-two finishers had a very trying, very dramatic race. You look at Clint Bowyer, who won this race, on Lap 235 he was spinning aroun...
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