Harvick Wins in Canada, Gordon also Claims Win

Kevin Harvick holds off hometown start Patrick Carpentier to win the inaugural Busch Series race in Canada.

It was a controversial finish as disqualified driver Robby Gordon definitely tried to claim the victory.

Gordon took the lead from Marcos Ambrose after a restart with 4 laps to go, but Ambrose quickly reclaimed it by bumping Gordon out of the way. Gordon went into a spin and the field raced by him as he idled on the historic Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

Because the caution flag was waving before Ambrose spun him, Gordon believed he was the leader on the restart -- or at worst -- in second place. But NASCAR ruled he was in 13th.

Gordon vehemently disagreed with the decision and refused to move out of second place on the restart, earning an automatic disqualification.

He roared into the lead on the restart but NASCAR refused to acknowledge him, waving a black flag every time he passed the flagstand for the final three laps.

Max Papis finished third.

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  • by Doug Location: Northern IL on Aug 5, 2007 at 03:55 AM
    I watched this race. Here is Robbie Gordan playing the violated driver again. He may have been trying to pass at the time of the yellow but Nascar told him to move behind the 33 car. He did not so he was black flagged which means he didn't finish the race as he claims. So when failed to move back behind the 33 and the race restarted he caused Marcos to spin. If Gordan had followed what Nascar had told his pit crew where he was positioned on the track Harvick would probably not won and Marcos would have.
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