Allgaier Bumps to Montreal Win

Justin Allgaier

Justin Allgaier reached Victory Lane after winning a wild road-course race on Saturday. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Justin Allgaier made contact with Jacques Villeneuve on the final lap and went on to win Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

Allgaier got around Villeneuve in the second attempt at a green-white-checkered finish to take the victory in another wild road-course event for NASCAR's number two division in Montreal.

“I can’t even talk,” Allgaier said. “I tell you, the last lap there was just amazing. I didn’t even breathe the whole lap.”

Sam Hornish Jr. got around Villeneuve to finish second, which gave Penske two Dodges in the top three. Series points leader Elliott Sadler finished fourth, with Ron Fellows rounding out the top five.

“I feel really bad,” Allgaier said. “I got into the 22 there, going into Turn 6, and I thought he was out of fuel to be honest with you, because he was going so slow off of (Turn) 4 and into 5. I tried braking and I started wheel-hopping and got into him a little bit.

“But once I got into him, I knew I had to just run the best race I’ve ever ran on a road course."

Villeneuve was obviously not pleased with the outcome.

“It’s very frustrating because Roger Penske gave me a car that was unbeatable today,” Villeneuve said. “But then I guess Justin Allgaier decided he had to win and the only way he could do that was take me out, which is a little bit frustrating."

Michael McDowell, Mike Wallace, Billy Johnson, Austin Dillon and Kyle Busch completed the top 10.

Danica Patrick was an early leader in the race until she ran into trouble in the form of a shoe on the racetrack. That upset her JR Motorsports Chevrolet, which forced Patrick to pit road for repairs. She ultimately wound up finishing 27th.

"We were fine and got back out there and we basically were the leader because all the leaders had to come in and we were done stopping,” Patrick said. “But in the end, when the axle broke, that’s all she wrote."

As for the shoe, Patrick chalked it up to just more bad luck.

“I ran over a shoe ... What can you do about luck?” Patrick said. “It was just one of those things. Hopefully it can turn right for us sometime soon. That would be nice.”

The Nationwide Series now heads to Bristol Motor Speedway next Friday night.

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