Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 6/23/12

VALENCIA, SPAIN - AUGUST 24: Nelson Piquet Jnr of Brazil and Renault and David Coulthard of Great Britain and Red Bull Racing in action during the European Formula One Grand Prix at the Valencia Street Circuit on August 24, 2008, in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) -- Nelson Piquet Jr. held the lead on a late restart, then pulled away from the rest of the field Saturday to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Road America. The Brazilian, a former Formula One driver and the son of three-time F1 champion Nelson Sr., became a winner in his third career Nationwide start after starting the race from pole position. Piquet's extensive road racing experience paid off at the four-mile, 14-turn road course that winds through the hills of central Wisconsin. Michael McDowell was second, followed by Ron Fellows, Max Papis and Sam Hornish Jr. Jacques Villeneuve collided with Danica Patrick on the last lap as the two drivers were battling for fourth place, causing Patrick's car to spin out. Villeneuve finished sixth, while Patrick recovered and finished 12th. Villeneuve, the 1995 Indianapolis 500 winner and 1997 Formula One champion, dominated the middle stages of the race but spun out on lap 33 and lost several positions. He had ...
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