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Monday, March 5, 2001 at 12:00am

Gordon takes Las Vegas by storm

Jeff Gordon took his first checkered flag of the year, winning the NASCAR Winston Cup UAW-Daimler Chrysler 400 in Las Vegas. When leader Matt Kenseth pitted with 19 laps to go, Gordon grabbed the lead and never looked back in capturing his 53rd career NASCAR win. He won by 1.477 seconds over pole-sitter Dale Jarrett to take a $1 million bonus as part of Winston Cup

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