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Menard wins Nationwide race after Logano’s mishap

  • Driver Paul Menard acknowledges the crowd as he celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Driver Paul Menard acknowledges the crowd as he celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

  • Driver Paul Menard holds up the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Ollie's series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Driver Paul Menard holds up the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Ollie's series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

  • Driver Paul Menard acknowledges the crowd as he celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
  • Driver Paul Menard holds up the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Ollie's series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Paul Menard won the Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway yesterday 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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