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Kevin Harvick leads final 159 laps, holds off Joey Logano to win Atlanta Nationwide race

  • Nationwide Series driver Chase Elliott (9) leads a pack of cars to start the NASCAR Nationwide Cup Series Great Clips 300 auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 in Hampton, Ga. (AP Photo/David Tulis)

    Nationwide Series driver Chase Elliott (9) leads a pack of cars to start the NASCAR Nationwide Cup Series Great Clips 300 auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 in Hampton, Ga. (AP Photo/David Tulis)  (The Associated Press)

  • NASCAR fans in the infield watch Nationwide Series drivers Kyle Larson (42) and Kasey Kahne (5) during the NASCAR Nationwide Cup Series Great Clips 300 auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 in Hampton, Ga. (AP Photo/David Tulis)

    NASCAR fans in the infield watch Nationwide Series drivers Kyle Larson (42) and Kasey Kahne (5) during the NASCAR Nationwide Cup Series Great Clips 300 auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 in Hampton, Ga. (AP Photo/David Tulis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nationwide Series driver Chase Elliott (9) smiles during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Cup Series auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 in Hampton, Ga. Elliott, the son of former NASCAR driver Bill Elliott, qualified on the pole. (AP Photo/Dale Davis)

    Nationwide Series driver Chase Elliott (9) smiles during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Cup Series auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 in Hampton, Ga. Elliott, the son of former NASCAR driver Bill Elliott, qualified on the pole. (AP Photo/Dale Davis)  (The Associated Press)

Kevin Harvick led the final 159 laps to beat Joey Logano and win an unusually wreck-free NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

Harvick, who will start from the pole Sunday night in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race, took the lead on the 37th lap and ruled the 1.54-mile tri-oval for his third win of the season in 11 races.

Kyle Larson, who started second, finished third. Kyle Busch was fourth, and pole-sitter Chase Elliott fifth.

There was only one lead change, no crashes and two yellow flags, including one after light rain began to fall on Lap 121. Cars ran 13 laps under caution before the race resumed.

Elliott led the first 36 laps.

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