Kevin Harvick in a class of his own, dominates Atlanta NNS race

BwVSZmwCMAAqhfCKevin Harvick was the class of the field Saturday night during the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) Great Clips 300, as Harvick led 159 laps – out of 195 – and kept Joey Logano behind him (by 0.567 seconds) on his way to victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

This was Harvick’s third series win of the 2014 season, his forty-third series career win and his third series win at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Following Harvick and Logano to the drop of the checkered flag were Kyle Larson finishing third, Kyle Busch fourth and the current series points leader, rookie contender and pole-sitter, Chase Elliott (the only other lap leader – led 36 laps) brought home fifth-place.

Rounding out the top-ten finishing positions were Regan Smith taking sixth-place, Brian Scott seventh, David Ragan eighth, rookie contender Ty Dillon ninth and Elliott Sadler claimed tenth.

With his fifth-place finish, Chase Elliott leaves Atlanta with a 15-point lead over Regan Smith.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 140.091 MPH
Time of Race: 02 Hrs, 08 Mins, 37 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.567 Seconds
Lead Changes: 1 among 2 drivers
Cautions: 2 for 18 laps

Next Up: The Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at the Richmond International Raceway on Friday, September 5th, with an approximate starting time of 7:50 p.m. (ET) and pre-race television coverage starting at 7:00 p.m. (ET) on ESPN2.

Great Clips 300 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Lead Points Bonus Points
1 5 Kevin Harvick (i) 195 Running 159 0 0
2 22 Joey Logano(i) 195 Running 0 0 0
3 42 Kyle Larson(i) 195 Running 0 0 0
4 54 Kyle Busch(i) 195 Running 0 0 0
5 9 Chase Elliott # 195 Running 36 40 1
6 7 Regan Smith 195 Running 0 38 0
7 2 Brian Scott 195 Running 0 37 0
8 98 David Ragan (i) 195 Running 0 0 0
9 3 Ty Dillon # 195 Running 0 35 0
10 11 Elliot Sadler 194 Running 0 34 0
11 20 Matt Kenseth(i) 194 Running 0 0 0
12 6 Trevor Bayne 193 Running 0 32 0
13 60 Chris Buescher # 192 Running 0 31 0
14 62 Brendan Gaughan 192 Running 0 30 0
15 01 Landon Cassill 192 Running 0 29 0
16 28 J.J. Yeley 191 Running 0 28 0
17 19 Mike Bliss 191 Running 0 27 0
18 16 Ryan Reed # 190 Running 0 26 0
19 99 James Buescher 190 Running 0 25 0
20 39 Ryan Sieg # 190 Running 0 24 0
21 31 Dylan Kwasniewski # 190 Running 0 23 0
22 51 Jeremy Clements 190 Running 0 22 0
23 17 Tanner Berryhill 189 Running 0 21 0
24 14 Eric McClure 188 Running 0 20 0
25 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt 188 Running 0 19 0
26 40 Matt DiBenedetto 188 Running 0 18 0
27 55 Jamie Dick 187 Running 0 17 0
28 44 Blake Koch 187 Running 0 16 0
29 87 Chris Cockrum 183 Running 0 0 0
30 52 Joey Gase 180 Fuel Pump 0 14 0
31 70 Derrike Cope 180 Running 0 13 0
32 25 John Wes Townley (i) 157 Engine 0 0 0
33 43 Dakoda Armstrong # 129 Engine 0 11 0
34 74 Mike Harmon 92 Transmission 0 10 0
35 89 Morgan Shepherd 51 Overheating 0 9 0
36 93 Kevin Swindell 43 Fuel Pump 0 8 0
37 23 Carlos Contreras 35 Engine 0 7 0
38 72 John Jackson 19 Vibration 0 6 0
39 46 Carl Long 4 Overheating 0 5 0
40 10 Jeff Green 3 Vibration 0 4 0

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series Unofficial Point Standings after the Atlanta (Top 10)
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 DNF
1 9 Chase Elliott # 874 Leader 24 3 11 18 0
2 7 Regan Smith 859 -15 24 1 6 20 0
3 3 Ty Dillon# 839 -35 24 1 4 17 0
4 11 Elliot Sadler 826 -48 24 1 5 17 1
5 2 Brian Scott 820 -54 24 0 4 14 1
6 6 Trevor Bayne 803 -71 24 0 4 16 2
7 60 Chris Buescher # 713 -161 23 1 3 9 1
8 62 Brendan Gaughan 694 -180 24 1 1 5 2
9 16 Ryan Reed # 658 -216 24 0 1 1 2
10 99 James Buescher 646 -228 24 0 0 2 0

# – Rookie

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