Brazilian Nelson Piquet Jr. wins NASCAR Nationwide Series event | Auto racing
Brazilian Nelson Piquet Jr. won a NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — Showing glimpses of the talent that made his father a three-time Formula One champion gave Nelson Piquet Jr. the chance to race all over the world on some of the biggest stages in the sport. Now the 26-year-old wants to make it in NASCAR.
And he is hoping Saturday's Nationwide Series victory at Road America will help him catch the eye of a team owner.
"I think the best thing that could come out of this was to show team owners and bosses that I'm capable of doing it, if I just get the right car and the right team," Piquet said.
Piquet became the first Brazilian to win a NASCAR national series race.
Michael McDowell was second and Ron Fellows placed third in the Sargento 200.
Tayler Malsam of Seattle was 30th of 43.
NEWTON, Iowa — Ryan Hunter-Reay passed Scott Dixon with 12 laps to go in the Iowa Corn Indy 250 and held on to win for the second consecutive weekend in the IndyCar Series.
Teammate Marco Andretti was second and Tony Kanaan was third in a race that ended under caution.
Hunter-Reay is second in the standings, three points behind leader Will Power.