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Austin Dillon edges Sam Hornish Jr. for NASCAR Nationwide title at Homestead

  • Brad Keselowski makes a pit stop during the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

    Brad Keselowski makes a pit stop during the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)  (The Associated Press)

  • Corey Lajoie spins during the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

    Corey Lajoie spins during the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)  (The Associated Press)

  • Spectators watch the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013.  (AP Photo/David Graham)

    Spectators watch the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/David Graham)  (The Associated Press)

Austin Dillon has won the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship, holding off Sam Hornish Jr. in a wild season finale Saturday.

Sprint Cup regular Brad Keselowski won the race after moving up 10 spots in the final few laps.

Dillon, driving the famed No. 3 for his grandfather, Richard Childress, held off Hornish by three points in the points standings.

Hornish looked as if he would overcome an eight-point deficit for much of the 200-lap race, but a lengthy caution late posed problems. Hornish dropped from third to ninth on the final restart with five laps to go, ending his chances at getting a title in what could be his final NASCAR race.