Gordon led most of the final 40 laps and won for the second time this season. His 84 wins tie him with Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip. Richard Petty leads with 200 wins and David Pearson is second with 105.
Gordon's victory at Phoenix ended his drought at 66 races without a win. This 11-race winless stretch was just a blip compared to that.
"When you see what he's done in his career, not just this decade, not just in the 2000s, but all the way back to the '90s, he's a true legend in this sport," Kurt Busch said.
Busch, the polesitter, was second and Kyle Busch third. Kyle's Busch fun was short-lived. NASCAR announced his No. 18 Toytota failed postrace inspection with a height issue on the left-front end. His car will be taken to NASCAR's research and development center for evaluation.
This win was a bit more special for Gordon, who turns 40 in August. His first order of business once he hopped out of the car was a kiss from his daughter, Ella.