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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2011 Great Clips 300 at Atlanta

Despite the best efforts of Kyle Busch to run him down, Carl Edwards topped a dominant evening with his 35th career Nationwide Series win Saturday night in front of a stellar crowd at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Busch, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne rounded out the top 5.

Though Edwards led 101 of the 195 laps led en route to victory, side-by-side racing at the front of the field proved plentiful, with each of the drivers in the top 5 taking turns at the front. Goodyear seemed to get the tire situation under control after fielding rocks at Bristol a week ago, with the rubber proving to wear on the abrasive Atlanta service. Drivers throughout the field were seen visibly wrestling with loose race cars throughout the 300 miles.

Tracking the Trucks: 2011 Good Sam RV Emergency Road Service 125 at Pocono

*In a Nutshell:* See Kevin Harvick. See Kevin Harvick go fast. See Kevin Harvick have enough horsepower and saved fuel on the final restart to get away from Kyle Busch. See Kevin Harvick win. Caution flags are the only one that kept this one close, with Harvick leading 44 of the 53 laps run en route to the win. Kyle Busch made his way up to second and managed to keep up with Harvick during the final green-white-checker restart, but Happy managed to get a drive on the high side through turn 1 that put this one away. Busch, James Buescher, Johnny Sauter and Austin Dillon rounded out the top 5.

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