Saturday February 24, 2018 Kevin Harvick wins the Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Driving his No. 98 Ford hed dominated the action on the track, leading 141-of-163 laps and winning both stages before taking the checkered flag 4.183 seconds ahead of runner-up Joey Logano. This is Harvick’s fifth NASCAR Xfinity Series win at Atlanta and his 47th career victory.
“It’s just been a really good place for me, obviously getting my first Cup win here,” Harvick said. “We’ve run good cars throughout the years, and the race track has stayed very similar to what it’s been for a number of years.“And I think, as you look at the techniques and the things that I do in the car – and they give me what I want in the car, as far as the feel – it just applies here.”
“The good thing is they’ve had a lot of reps,” Harvick also said. “We’ve had Clash reps, reps in the qualifying race, the Daytona 500, and they pitted on Saturday last week. They pitted on Saturday this week, and they’re just doing a really good job. Those guys are pretty athletic, and they practice hard and have done a great job over the last couple years of getting this car off pit road. As long as I don’t screw it up going too fast, they do really well making the pit stops.”
Joey Logano came in second and pole winner Christopher Bell ran third. John Hunter Nemechek, scored a fourth-place finish in his NASCAR XFINITY Series debut and Elliott Sadler secured fift place.
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