Harvick wins Xfinity race at Atlanta for 3rd year in a row
Harvick has won the Atlanta race in NASCAR’s second-tier series three years in a row and four times overall.
The defending Sprint Cup champion won a race off pit road under yellow with 27 laps to go, which proved to be crucial in holding off Logano. On the restart, Harvick had the prime inside position, and Logano’s bid to pass from the outside lane was thwarted when Chase Elliott gave Harvick a bit of a nudge.
Logano made one last push for the front. A vibrating right rear tire ended any hope of catching Harvick, who won by 1.208 seconds.
Ty Dillon was a distant third.
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