With two laps left, Harvick led the field to green and immediately pulled away from the pack. Edwards, whose car was faster through Turns 3 and 4 Sunday, began closing in on Harvick’s rear bumper and found himself close enough to pass the No. 4 Chevrolet.
Edwards dipped to the inside of Harvick through Turn 3 and pushed him up the racetrack, taking the desired inside line. Bumping and banging, the two cars drag raced to the finish line down the front stretch, with Harvick beating Edwards by 0.01 seconds, or about four inches.
Harvick started from 18th and slowly worked his way through the pack. He took the lead on Lap 169 following a restart and led a race-high 139 laps on his way to his 32nd career victory and his eighth ever win at the one-mile track.
Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin came home third behind Edwards with reigning series champion Kyle Busch in fourth. Earnhardt, who had run strong all day, faltered on the final restart and fell from second to fifth. Kurt Busch, Chase Elliott and Austin Dillon made for the remaining Chevys in the top ten, finishing in sixth, eighth and ninth, respectively.