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Saturday, June 14, 2014 8:00 PM

Associated Press

 

BROOKLYN, Mich.  — Paul Menard won the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday when leader Joey Logano was victimized by a flat tire with about five laps remaining.

Menard ended up holding off Sam Hornish Jr. by a half-second for his first series victory since 2006. It was his first Nationwide start of the season.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished third, followed by pole-winner Kyle Busch and Brian Scott. Regan Smith finished seventh and remained atop the points list.

Menard, one of several Sprint Cup drivers in contention in the event, won the 250-mile, 125-lap race in his No. 33 Chevrolet. Busch won his third Nationwide pole of the year but was unable to repeat his victory two weeks ago at Dover.

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NASCAR-Nationwide Results

Saturday

At Michigan International Speedway

Brooklyn, Mich.

Lap length: 2 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

1. (5) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 125 laps, 128.7 rating, 0 points, $44,400.

2. (13) Sam Hornish Jr., Toyota, 125, 104, 43, $36,350.

3. (11) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 125, 107.6, 0, $21,050.

4. (1) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 125, 112.9, 0, $24,675.

5. (6) Brian Scott, Chevrolet, 125, 96.5, 39, $23,325.

6. (2) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 125, 117.7, 39, $22,850.

7. (8) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 125, 95.3, 37, $20,910.

8. (4) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 125, 124.8, 0, $17,495.

9. (3) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 125, 99.1, 36, $21,025.

10. (10) Chris Buescher, Ford, 125, 96.1, 34, $21,550.

11. (24) Ryan Reed, Ford, 125, 79.9, 33, $20,075.

12. (17) Ross Chastain, Toyota, 125, 80.4, 0, $13,900.

13. (15) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 125, 77.1, 31, $19,650.

14. (26) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 125, 73.8, 30, $19,525.

15. (21) James Buescher, Toyota, 125, 72.9, 29, $20,250.

16. (9) Joey Logano, Ford, 125, 120.3, 0, $13,275.

17. (12) Elliott Sadler, Toyota, 124, 82.4, 27, $19,225.

18. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 124, 63.1, 26, $19,175.

19. (18) Dakoda Armstrong, Ford, 124, 64.7, 25, $19,125.

20. (28) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 124, 60.5, 24, $19,775.

21. (20) J.J. Yeley, Dodge, 124, 64.9, 23, $19,000.

22. (16) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 124, 75.9, 22, $18,945.

23. (27) Jeff Green, Toyota, 124, 52.2, 21, $18,895.

24. (22) Blake Koch, Toyota, 123, 52.4, 20, $18,820.

25. (29) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Chevrolet, 121, 42.1, 19, $19,270.

26. (25) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 121, 48, 0, $18,695.

27. (39) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, engine, 105, 39.3, 17, $18,645.

28. (30) Mike Harmon, Dodge, vibration, 90, 36.4, 16, $18,570.

29. (36) Ryan Ellis, Chevrolet, rear gear, 88, 43.4, 15, $18,520.

30. (14) Trevor Bayne, Ford, accident, 82, 73.7, 14, $18,770.

31. (7) Dylan Kwasniewski, Chevrolet, accident, 78, 68.5, 13, $18,415.

32. (37) Harrison Rhodes, Dodge, fuel pump, 66, 39.3, 12, $18,355.

33. (23) Jamie Dick, Chevrolet, clutch, 60, 44.4, 11, $18,315.

34. (31) Carl Long, Toyota, electrical, 16, 41.9, 10, $12,295.

35. (35) Derrike Cope, Chevrolet, engine, 13, 35.8, 9, $18,266.

36. (34) Tanner Berryhill, Dodge, vibration, 10, 35.8, 8, $17,375.

37. (33) Matt Carter, Chevrolet, brakes, 8, 36.3, 7, $11,355.

38. (40) Tommy Joe Martins, Ford, engine, 5, 34.5, 6, $11,316.

39. (32) Kevin Lepage, Toyota, vibration, 3, 33, 5, $11,190.

40. (38) Tim Schendel, Chevrolet, engine, 0, 31.3, 4, $17,160.

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Race Statistics

Average Speed of Race Winner: 139.557 mph.

Time of Race: 1 hour, 47 minutes, 29 seconds.

Margin of Victory: 0.468 seconds.

Caution Flags: 4 for 22 laps.

Lead Changes: 14 among 6 drivers.

Lap Leaders: T.Dillon 1; P.Menard 2-7; J.Logano 8; T.Dillon 9-16; K.Larson 17-40; J.Logano 41-42; S.Hornish Jr. 43-45; K.Larson 46-51; C.Elliott 52-56; K.Larson 57-72; P.Menard 73-79; C.Elliott 80; J.Logano 81-120; P.Menard 121-125.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): K.Larson, 3 times for 46 laps; J.Logano, 3 times for 43 laps; P.Menard, 3 times for 18 laps; T.Dillon, 2 times for 9 laps; C.Elliott, 2 times for 6 laps; S.Hornish Jr., 1 time for 3 laps.

Top 10 in Points: 1. R.Smith, 485; 2. E.Sadler, 471; 3. C.Elliott, 465; 4. T.Dillon, 450; 5. T.Bayne, 435; 6. B.Scott, 430; 7. B.Gaughan, 363; 8. C.Buescher, 362; 9. J.Buescher, 361; 10. R.Reed, 333.

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NASCAR Driver Rating Formula

A maximum of 150 points can be attained in a race.

The formula combines the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish.

 

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