Harvick wins Nationwide race at Richmond

Harvick wins Nationwide race at Richmond

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Kevin Harvick celebrates his win in the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va., Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on September 7, 2012 at 10:11 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Kevin Harvick took the lead by dodging a caution caused by leader Kurt Busch, then pulled away on a restart with 17 laps to go and won the Nationwide Series race Friday night at Richmond International Raceway.

The victory snapped a 30-race winless streak in the series for Harvick, whose last victory came in this race two years ago. It was his 38th victory in the series, and fifth at Richmond.

As he had done for much of the race, Harvick pulled away as if he had an extra gear when the race went back to green on lap 234, leaving championship contender Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Busch to battle for second. Stenhouse won that easily.

Busch was third, followed by local favorite Denny Hamlin and Michael Annett.
 

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