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Atlanta three-peat: Harvick wins Xfinity race at Atlanta Motor Speedway for 3rd year in a row

  • Pit crew members work on Kyle Larson's car during a pit stop in the NASCAR Xfinity series auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Hampton, Ga.  (AP Photo/John Amis)

    Pit crew members work on Kyle Larson's car during a pit stop in the NASCAR Xfinity series auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Hampton, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pit crew members work on Paul Menard's car during a pit stop in the NASCAR Xfinity series auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Hampton, Ga.  (AP Photo/John Amis)

    Pit crew members work on Paul Menard's car during a pit stop in the NASCAR Xfinity series auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Hampton, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Driver Joey Lagano climbs into his car for the start of the NASCAR Xfinity series auto race Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Hampton, Ga.  (AP Photo/John Amis)

    Driver Joey Lagano climbs into his car for the start of the NASCAR Xfinity series auto race Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Hampton, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)  (The Associated Press)

Kevin Harvick turned in another dominating performance Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, holding off Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano in the Xfinity Series race.

Harvick has won the Atlanta race in NASCAR's second-tier series three years in a row and four times overall.

The defending Sprint Cup champion won a race off pit road under yellow with 27 laps to go, which proved to be crucial in holding off Logano. On the restart, Harvick had the prime inside position, and Logano's bid to pass from the outside lane was thwarted when Chase Elliott gave Harvick a bit of a nudge.

Logano made one last push for the front. A vibrating right rear tire ended any hope of catching Harvick, who won by 1.208 seconds.

Ty Dillon was a distant third.