Menard wins Nationwide race after Logano’s mishap

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.