Justin Allgaier wins NASCAR Nationwide Series event | Auto racing
Justin Allgaier won the NAPA Auto Parts 200, a NASCAR Nationwide Series race in Montreal.
MONTREAL — Justin Allgaier passed Jacques Villeneuve on the final lap during a green-white-checkered finish Saturday and won the Nationwide Series race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, depriving the French Canadian of his first victory at any level in NASCAR.
Jacques Villeneuve is the son of the late racing legend Gilles.
"It's tough when you have a driver who has his last name on the racetrack," Allgaier said after the NAPA Auto Parts 200. "Obviously, this is a big race for him and a big venue."
Having maintained the top spot through restart after restart in the final laps of a race that went seven extra circuits around the 14-turn, 2.7-mile layout, Villeneuve was low on fuel and kept turning off the engine of his Dodge to conserve.
Tayler Malsam of Seattle finished 14th of 43. Danica Patrick led 20 laps and placed 27th.
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