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Kevin Harvick succeeded to pick up his second-straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win on Sunday as he held off Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win the Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500.

Two victories should help him to secure one of two wild-card spots in the playoffs if he slips out of the top 10 after 26 races.

Earnhardt, Jr. got by Kyle Busch for the lead with 20 laps remaining, a move that brought the crowd to their feet. Harvick, last week’s winner in California, challenged Dale, Jr. for several laps before passing his Chevrolet teammate on lap 497 of the 500-lap race.

Earnhardt made a brief push to retake the lead, but he ultimately conceded, settling for a season-high second-place finish.

“I am frustrated. I got close,” Earnhardt said, according to the Associated Press. “I ain’t won in a long time. I was thinking at the end I was meant to win the damn race.”

“I don’t know what I could have done different” Earnhart said, “We didn’t have that great of a car, we weren’t fast all day. We had a top 10 car, but not a race winning car. We worked on it real hard but we really didn’t make any gains really”

Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 42 Target Chevrolet, finished fourth and leaves Martinsville seventh in the standings. Kyle Busch (Toyota) finished third to complete the top-five finishers.

FIN	CAR	DRIVER	MAKE
1	29	Kevin Harvick 	Chevrolet
2	88	Dale Earnhardt Jr. 	Chevrolet
3	18	Kyle Busch 	Toyota
4	42	Juan Montoya 	Chevrolet
5	24	Jeff Gordon 	Chevrolet
6	17	Matt Kenseth 	Ford
7	1	Jamie McMurray 	Chevrolet
8	6	David Ragan 	Ford
9	33	Clint Bowyer 	Chevrolet
10	5	Mark Martin 	Chevrolet
11	48	Jimmie Johnson 	Chevrolet
12	11	Denny Hamlin 	Toyota
13	20	Joey Logano 	Toyota
14	43	A.J. Allmendinger 	Ford
15	0	David Reutimann 	Toyota
16	22	Kurt Busch 	Dodge
17	83	Brian Vickers 	Toyota
18	99	Carl Edwards 	Ford
19	2	Brad Keselowski 	Dodge
20	39	Ryan Newman 	Chevrolet
21	16	Greg Biffle 	Ford
22	32	Ken Schrader 	Ford
23	7	Robby Gordon 	Dodge
24	31	Jeff Burton 	Chevrolet
25	37	Tony Raines 	Ford
26	9	Landon Cassill 	Chevrolet
27	47	Bobby Labonte 	Toyota
28	71	Hermie Sadler 	Chevrolet
29	9	Marcos Ambrose 	Ford
30	36	Dave Blaney 	Chevrolet
31	78	Regan Smith 	Chevrolet
32	66	Michael McDowell 	Toyota
33	34	David Gilliland 	Ford
34	14	Tony Stewart 	Chevrolet
35	21	Trevor Bayne 	Ford
36	13	Casey Mears 	Toyota
37	38	Travis Kvapil 	Ford
38	27	Paul Menard 	Chevrolet
39	4	Kasey Kahne 	Toyota
40	56	Martin Truex Jr. 	Toyota
41	46	J.J. Yeley 	Chevrolet
42	60	Mike Skinner 	Toyota
43	87	Joe Nemechek 	Toyota