Bobby Allison

Gordon's reign cleanses

HAMPTON, Ga. — Shortly after the 200th lap in Tuesday's AdvoCare 500, a heavy mist started falling on Atlanta Motor Speedway, forcing officials to call for a caution. After pit stops by the usual suspects, it was time to meet the new drivers atop the leaderboard:

J.J. Yeley and Landon Cassill.

No disrespect to those guys, but they aren't exactly title contenders in the Chase for the Championship.

Imagine the howls if a deluge had come, and those guys had been declared the top two finishers.

Such are the possibilities when bad weather converges with a sport predicated on a dry surface to keep cars from slipping and sliding all over the place, coupled with the...