Posted September 07, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Kevin Harvick took the lead by dodging a caution caused by race leader Kurt Busch, then pulled away on a restart with 17 laps to go and won the Nationwide Series race 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 career victory in the series, and sixth on the 0.75-mile D-shaped oval. He is tied with Carl Edwards for third in career victories in the series. "It's been a long time coming," Harvick said in Victory Lane. "I know the first 37 seemed a whole lot easier than No. 38." 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 battle easily. "Kevin and I had a great battle there for a while. I gave it all I had," said Stenhouse, who won last ...
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