Kahne wins in Atlanta
September 7, 2009 · Updated 7:50 AM
Kasey Kahne beat Kevin Harvick off the restart with 10 laps to go to win the Pep Boys 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Kahne, an off and on leader all night, claimed the outside pole during qualifying Saturday and led six times during Sunday's race before taking the checkered flag.
The win was Kahne's second for the 2009 season. He also won on the road course in California earlier in the year.
Sunday's victory pushes Kahne into sixth in the Sprint Cup drivers' standings and helps solidify a spot in the chase for the championship. To be one of the top 12 drivers before the final 10-race shootout for the title, Kahne will have to have a good showing at Richmond Saturday night.