Carl Edwards wins Nationwide race at AMS

Carl Edwards motored away from Kevin Harvick on a restart with 19 laps remaining then held off Kyle Busch to win Saturday’s Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

It was his second career Nationwide win at Atlanta and his fifth overall including three Sprint Cup victories.

Busch finished second ahead of series points leader Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Harvick and Jason Leffler.

Peachtree City’s Reed Sorenson, who was in the thick of a tight three-way battle for the series points lead, crashed after contact from his Turner Motorsports teammate Justin Allgaier with 26 laps to go. After running in and around the top 10 all night, he wound up 32nd and vowed to meet Allgaier after the race to express his displeasure.

“It’s uncalled for to wreck your teammate, especially when you’re racing for a championship,” Sorenson said.

Allgaier took the blame for the incident.

“I feel horrible,” he said.

Sorenson remained third in the standings, but his 10-point deficit to Stenhouse grew to 40.