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Kasey Kahne grabs Nationwide Series win at Daytona, edging Regan Smith at finish line

  • Trevor Bayne, front left, and Dakoda Armstrong, front right, lead the field to start the  NASCAR Nationwide series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/David Graham)

    Trevor Bayne, front left, and Dakoda Armstrong, front right, lead the field to start the NASCAR Nationwide series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/David Graham)  (The Associated Press)

  • Trevor Bayne, top left, and Dakoda Armstrong (43) lead the field to start the  NASCAR Nationwide series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

    Trevor Bayne, top left, and Dakoda Armstrong (43) lead the field to start the NASCAR Nationwide series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chris Buescher wears a patriotic hat on pit road before the Nationwide series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

    Chris Buescher wears a patriotic hat on pit road before the Nationwide series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)  (The Associated Press)

Kasey Kahne nipped Regan Smith at the Daytona International Speedway finish line Friday night for his first Nationwide Series victory since 2007.

Kahne weaved his way through traffic during a two-lap overtime sprint to the finish, but didn't appear to be in the mix for a shot at the win as Smith pulled away from the pack.

But as the field hurtled through the final turn, Kyle Larson jumped out of line and made it three-wide behind Smith. Kahne moved into the top lane and, using a push from Ryan Sieg, charged alongside Smith and beat him to the line.

Smith, who won the season-opener at the track in February, wound up second. Sieg was a career-best third.

It was Kahne's first Nationwide victory since 2007 at Bristol.