Kevin Harvick Dominates Atlanta Motor Speedway
A dominating day for Kevin Harvick at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday and a weekend sweep of both the Cup and Xfinity races over the weekend. Sunday's return to Victory Lane in Atlanta was the first time in 17 years after winning his first Cup race there in his rookie year.
Harvick honored Dale Earnhardt, Sr. with a number-3 salute after the race because it was Harvick who took the place of Earnhardt after he was killed in the Daytona 500 in 2001. Harvick won his first Cup just three weeks later.
Harvick started third but quickly took control and finished leading 181 of the 325 laps. At times his lead was nearly 10 seconds over the second place car and finished the race with a more than two and a half second edge over second-place Brad Keselowski.
Clint Bowyer finished third giving Ford the top three finishing positions. Denny Hamlin came in fourth and Martin Truex, Jr. rallied from a 35th starting position to finish fifth.
Daytona 500 winner Austin Dillon came in 14th, one lap down.
Next week, they're racing out west at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.