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Gordon takes over points lead after making move on final lap at Talladega

Updated: October 7, 2007, 9:16 PM ET
Associated Press

TALLADEGA, Ala. -- It's not in Jeff Gordon's nature to go slow, and asking the four-time series champion to ride aimlessly around in the back of the pack is unheard of.

But with all the unknowns surrounding Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway, it seemed to be the safest strategy. Still, he resisted, and even told car owner Rick Hendrick he wouldn't do it.

He apparently had a change of heart, agreeing to turn parade laps for much of the race before surging past Jimmie ...

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