Sports

Gordon wins at Dover International Speedway; 4 drivers out in NASCAR elimination race

  • The field led by Kevin Harvick, left front, and Kyle Busch, right front, takes the green flag for the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    The field led by Kevin Harvick, left front, and Kyle Busch, right front, takes the green flag for the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sparks fly from the car of Kevin Harvick as a tire starts to go down during the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Sparks fly from the car of Kevin Harvick as a tire starts to go down during the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)  (The Associated Press)

  • Jeff Gordon celebrates in Victory Lane after he won the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Jeff Gordon celebrates in Victory Lane after he won the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)  (The Associated Press)

Jeff Gordon has won the third race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship and is part of a 12-driver field that advanced to the next round.

Gordon was in control in the closing laps Sunday at Dover International Speedway and joined Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano as the three drivers who were guaranteed a berth in the next Chase round with victories.

Kurt Busch, AJ Allmendinger, Greg Biffle and Aric Almirola were eliminated from championship contention. Four more drivers will be eliminated in the next three-race segment that starts next week at Kansas Speedway.

Kasey Kahne was the last driver to make the Chase cut. Kevin Harvick also advanced along with Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, Carl Edwards and Ryan Newman.