NASCAR: Kevin Harvick earns second win in Atlanta

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NASCAR Cup Series championship leader Kevin Harvick earned his second of win of the season in Atlanta on Sunday following a dominant display.

 The Stewart-Haas Racing driver moved from third at the start of the final stage to win comfortably, passing both Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr.

Truex Jr had lead the field at the end of stage one and two, but fell back to third after being passed by both Harvick and Busch who finished second.

After passing the pair, Harvick held the duo at around a three second gap and ended up sealing his 51st cup series win to boost his championship lead.to 48 points over Joey Logano.

Team Penske driver Ryan Blaney came home in fourth, ahead of Denny Hamlin in fifth and Kurt Busch in sixth, who drove from the back of the grid after his car failed a pre-race inspection.

Brad Keselowski, who won two of the last three races, finished in ninth after receiving a penalty for speeding in pit road and one place ahead of Logano.

 

         

 

 

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