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Kasey Kahne wins Sunday's Sprint Cup race

Sept. 7, 2009 at 12:24 AM   |   Comments

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HAMPTON, Ga., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Kasey Kahne, driving the No. 9 Dodge, won Sunday's Sprint Cup Pep Boys Auto 500 auto race at Hampton, Ga., beating Kevin Harvick to the checkered flag.

Kahne passed Harvick following a double-file restart with 11 laps left, and then beat him by just under 2 seconds for his second victory this season.

The race featured eight caution flags.

Juan Pablo Montoya (Chevrolet), the 2000 Indianapolis 500 winner, in his first season in the Sprint Cup Series, was third. David Reutimann (Toyota) fourth and Mark Martin (Chevrolet) completed the Top 5 finishers.

"We knew Harvick and Montoya would be there, but we had a little bit better car," Kahne said in a post-race interview.

In the standings, leader Tony Stewart has 3,564 points, Jimmie Johnson has 3,344 and Jeff Gordon has 3,310 with only next Saturday's race at Richmond, Va., before the "Race for the Chase" determines this season's points champion.

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