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Jeff Gordon loses power during Sprint Cup race

August 10, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com

Coors Light Pole Award winner led 29 laps in Cheez-It 355 at The Glen

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Jeff Gordon was having a strong weekend at Watkins Glen until he lost power on his No. 24 Chevrolet on Lap 51.

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Running second at the time, Gordon suddenly lost power. The Hendrick Motorsports veteran was the Coors Light Pole Award winner for Sunday's Cheez-It 355 at The Glen.

Over the radio Gordon had this exchange with his crew: "I've got no power. (Gauges?) Nope, nothing's lit up. (Switch the battery.) Just cut off clean. All the power just cut out." (Neither battery working, connection?)

Gordon was pushed by a tow truck off the track. It was believed that a battery became disconnected. He came back out in 41st place and four laps down.

Gordon, who has two wins on the season, entered the race as the points leader in the Sprint Cup Series. He finished the race in 34th-place and is now second in the point standings to his teammate, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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