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Mark Martin finishes 13th in Subway Fresh Fit 500 in Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Jeff Gordon passed Kyle Busch with eight

laps left and stretched his lead from there at Phoenix

International Raceway on Sunday, ending his winless streak at 66

races.

PIR has been the place to end long winless streaks lately. Ryan

Newman ended a 77-race checkerless streak at PIR in the fall and

Carl Edwards stopped his run at 70 races without a win.

Gordon, who started 20th, was knocked into the wall by Edwards,

had to pull behind another car to shake a piece of debris from his

grill and avoided a massive wreck that led to a 14-minute red flag.

He still managed to lead the most laps and was able to pull

alongside then bump Busch out of the way late to win for the first

time since April 2009 at Texas.

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