(MONTREAL) — Justin Allgaier picked up his second victory of the NASCAR Nationwide series after he bumped Jacques Villeneuve to take home the checkered flag on Saturday.
Villeneuve was seeking his first victory in NASCAR, but was running low on fuel and kept turning off the engine of his No. 22 Dodge to conserve, which came back to haunt him on the last lap.
“The last lap there was just amazing, I didn’t breath the whole lap,” said Allgaier. “This definitely feels good.”
As for Villeneuve, it was a feeling of disbelief.
“We were the quickest car out there,” said Villeneuve, who led 43 laps. “When you run in the front all day and get taken out on the last lap, it’s just frustrating. I guess that’s life. When it’s a mistake, you let it go, but when it seems to be done on purpose, that gets a little bit annoying.”
Danica Patrick finished in 27th after running second to Villeneuve for 12 laps before suffering a broken rear axle after her No. 7 Chevy hit a shoe thrown on the track.
“How disappointing! What can I say?” Patrick said. “We’ve got to get some luck sometime. At the end of the day, I just can’t believe how unlucky we’ve been. It’s got to come.”
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Lois M. Collins, Deseret News