Beer busted: Gordon wins, Talladega fans hurl

Jeff Gordon passed Dale Earnhardt on the all-time win list with a victory at Talladega. A few fans proved to be big losers after the race, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: April 29, 2007, 9:43 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

TALLADEGA, Ala. -- When the yellow flag flew to end the Aaron's 499 with Jeff Gordon in front, a crowd of 175,000 people was strangely silent.

Except, of course, for the few numbskulls who decided to practice the shot put.

The only sound was beer cans whistling through the air as they flew over the catch fence before crashing down on the track.

The worst nightmare for most of the Talladega fans came true. Gordon moved one spot ahead of their hero, Dale Earnhardt, ...

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