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One of the strangest finishes in Nationwide history took place at Chicagoland when Justin Allgaier passed Carl Edwards on a final lap that saw both of them run out of fuel.
We're not used to seeing motor races finish at speeds of under 50 mph, but that's what happened at the end of the STP 300 Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday night.

Carl Edwards had been engulfed in a ferocious battle with Elliott Sadler for much of the last 50 laps of the race, only to then run dry down the backstretch of the final lap. Justin Allgaier passed him - but he too ran out of gas going into the final corners, his engine cutting out into turn 3 so that the #31 could barely manage to coast over the line to take the chequered flag 1.719s in front of Edwards.

"We were on power another 100 feet, and that was the difference," Allgaier said. "Coming off Turn 2, I didn't know if I'd have the time to catch him ... Then he started wiggling, and I got a big grin." It's Allgaier's second career victory in 88 Nationwide starts and is only the second win by a Nationwide Series points earner in 14 races this year.

Trevor Bayne took third place in his return to active duty after a six week lay-off for medical reasons, after starting from 31st. It's his best result in Nationwide in 2011 and he has finished in the top six in his past three starts.

Danica Patrick finished in tenth place (the same position she ended last week's Indy 500) and was the first car a lap down, just ahead of Sadler. It's her second career top-10 finish. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finished in 14th after causing a caution on lap 120 with a scrape against the wall.

Despite the heavy afternoon thunderstorm that washed out qualifying, the weather for the evening race did not present any problems and was entirely benign.

Race results

1. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 200 laps Running (47/1 pts)
2. #60 Carl Edwards Ford 200 laps Running (0pts)
3. #16 Trevor Bayne Ford 200 laps Running (41/0 pts)
4. #88 Aric Almirola Chevrolet 200 laps Running (41/1 pts)
5. #38 Jason Leffler Chevrolet 200 laps Running (39/0 pts)
6. #32 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 200 laps Running (38/0 pts)
7. #09 Kenny Wallace Toyota 200 laps Running (38/1 pts)
8. #18 Kelly Bires Toyota 200 laps Running (37/1 pts)
9. #62 Michael Annett Toyota 200 laps Running (35/0 pts)
10. #7 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 199 laps Running (34/0 pts)
11. #2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 199 laps Running (34/1 pts)
12. #66 Steve Wallace Toyota 199 laps Running (33/1 pts)
13. #33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 199 laps Running (0pts)
14. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 199 laps Running (31/1 pts)
15. #15 Timmy Hill * Ford 199 laps Running (30/1 pts)
16. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 199 laps Running (28/0 pts)
17. #11 Brian Scott Toyota 199 laps Running (27/0 pts)
18. #14 Eric McClure Chevrolet 199 laps Running (26/0 pts)
19. #70 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet 198 laps Running (25/0 pts)
20. #99 Ryan Truex * Toyota 198 laps Running (24/0 pts)
21. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 198 laps Running (23/0 pts)
22. #19 Mike Bliss Chevrolet 196 laps Running (22/0 pts)
23. #28 Derrike Cope Chevrolet 196 laps Running (22/1 pts)
24. #40 Charles Lewandoski * Chevrolet 196 laps Running (20/0 pts)
25. #89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 196 laps Running (19/0 pts)
26. #39 Josh Wise Ford 195 laps Running (18/0 pts)
27. #81 Blake Koch * Dodge 194 laps Running (17/0 pts)
28. #52 Kevin Lepage Chevrolet 193 laps Running (16/0 pts)
29. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 186 laps Running (15/0 pts)
30. #22 Brad Keselowski Dodge 139 laps Engine (0pts)
31. #141 Carl Long Ford 79 laps Steering Box (13/0 pts)
32. #23 Robert Richardson Jr. Dodge 64 laps Electrical (12/0 pts)
33. #30 Mikey Kile Chevrolet 62 laps Engine (11/0 pts)
34. #79 Tim Andrews Ford 29 laps Ignition (0pts)
35. #49 Dennis Setzer Chevrolet 24 laps Vibration (9/0 pts)
36. #113 Rick Crawford Ford 22 laps Vibration (0pts)
37. #168 Matthew Carter Chevrolet 18 laps Rear End (7/0 pts)
38. #175 Johnny Chapman Ford 15 laps Overheating (6/0 pts)
39. #174 Mike Harmon Chevrolet 6 laps Clutch (5/0 pts)
40. #44 Jeff Green Chevrolet 3 laps Transmission (4/0 pts)
41. #146 Chase Miller Chevrolet 3 laps Handling (3/0 pts)
42. #55 Brett Rowe Chevrolet 3 laps Brakes (2/0 pts)

Qualifying times

Heavy rain and even hail washed out qualifying during the afternoon, so the startiing grid was set via the NASCAR rulebook using owner points, with Aric Almirola on the pole alongside Elliott Sadler and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. lining up with Roush Fenway team mate Carl Edwards on the second row.

Danica Patrick started from 16th on her return to the series after recent IndyCar duties, and Trevor Bayne from 31st after his recent medical leave for an undiagnosed illness.

1. #88 Aric Almirola Chevrolet
2. #2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet
3. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford
4. #60 Carl Edwards Ford
5. #30 Mikey Kile Chevrolet
6. #22 Brad Keselowski Dodge
7. #32 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet
8. #11 Brian Scott Toyota
9. #99 Ryan Truex* Toyota
10. #66 Steve Wallace Toyota
11. #62 Michael Annett Toyota
12. #19 Mike Bliss Chevrolet
13. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet
14. #38 Jason Leffler Chevrolet
15. #09 Kenny Wallace Toyota
16. #7 Danica Patrick Chevrolet
17. #18 Kelly Bires Toyota
18. #33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet
19. #70 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet
20. #81 Blake Koch* Dodge
21. #39 Josh Wise Ford
22. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet
23. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet
24. #28 Derrike Cope Chevrolet
25. #15 Timmy Hill* Ford
26. #40 Charles Lewandoski* Chevrolet
27. #14 Eric McClure Chevrolet
28. #89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet
29. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota
30. #23 Robert Richardson Jr. Dodge
31. #16 Trevor Bayne Ford
32. #49 Dennis Setzer Chevrolet
33. #44 Jeff Green Chevrolet
34. #146 Chase Miller Chevrolet
35. #113 Rick Crawford Ford
36. #168 Matthew Carter Chevrolet
37. #79 Tim Andrews Ford
38. #52 Kevin Lepage Chevrolet
39. #55 Brett Rowe Chevrolet
40. #174 Mike Harmon Chevrolet
41. #141 Carl Long Ford
42. #175 Johnny Chapman Ford

Practice 2

1. #16 Trevor Bayne Ford 31.020s (Leader) 174.081 mph
2. #2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 31.046s (-0.026) 173.935 mph
3. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 31.076s (-0.056) 173.768 mph
4. #60 Carl Edwards Ford 31.239s (-0.219) 172.861 mph
5. #30 Mikey Kile Chevrolet 31.260s (-0.240) 172.745 mph
6. #22 Brad Keselowski Dodge 31.266s (-0.246) 172.712 mph
7. #88 Aric Almirola Chevrolet 31.335s (-0.315) 172.331 mph
8. #32 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 31.400s (-0.380) 171.975 mph
9. #11 Brian Scott Toyota 31.482s (-0.462) 171.527 mph
10. #99 Ryan Truex* Toyota 31.491s (-0.471) 171.478 mph
11. #66 Steve Wallace Toyota 31.497s (-0.477) 171.445 mph
12. #62 Michael Annett Toyota 31.503s (-0.483) 171.412 mph
13. #19 Mike Bliss Chevrolet 31.527s (-0.507) 171.282 mph
14. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 31.574s (-0.554) 171.027 mph
15. #38 Jason Leffler Chevrolet 31.596s (-0.576) 170.908 mph
16. #09 Kenny Wallace Toyota 31.691s (-0.671) 170.395 mph
17. #7 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 31.697s (-0.677) 170.363 mph
18. #18 Kelly Bires Toyota 31.711s (-0.691) 170.288 mph
19. #33 David Mayhew Chevrolet 31.913s (-0.893) 169.210 mph
20. #70 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet 31.966s (-0.946) 168.929 mph
21. #81 Blake Koch* Dodge 31.983s (-0.963) 168.840 mph
22. #39 Josh Wise Ford 32.021s (-1.001) 168.639 mph
23. #44 Jeff Green Chevrolet 32.115s (-1.095) 168.146 mph
24. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 32.146s (-1.126) 167.984 mph
25. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 32.338s (-1.318) 166.986 mph
26. #28 Derrike Cope Chevrolet 32.338s (-1.318) 166.986 mph
27. #113 Rick Crawford Ford 32.451s (-1.431) 166.405 mph
28. #168 Matthew Carter Chevrolet 32.476s (-1.456) 166.277 mph
29. #15 Timmy Hill* Ford 32.483s (-1.463) 166.241 mph
30. #40 Charles Lewandoski* Chevrolet 32.540s (-1.520) 165.950 mph
31. #14 Eric McClure Chevrolet 32.634s (-1.614) 165.472 mph
32. #89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 32.778s (-1.758) 164.745 mph
33. #87 Kevin Conway Toyota 32.843s (-1.823) 164.419 mph
34. #174 Mike Harmon Chevrolet 33.053s (-2.033) 163.374 mph
35. #23 Robert Richardson Jr. Dodge 33.229s (-2.209) 162.509 mph
36. #175 Johnny Chapman Ford
37. #141 Carl Long Ford
38. #55 Brett Rowe Chevrolet
39. #52 Kevin Lepage Chevrolet
40. #79 Tim Andrews Ford
41. #146 Chase Miller Chevrolet
42. #49 Dennis Setzer Chevrolet

Practice 1

1. #88 Aric Almirola Chevrolet 30.917s (Leader) 174.661 mph
2. #6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 31.253s (-0.336) 172.783 mph
3. #22 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 31.316s (-0.399) 172.436 mph
4. #2 Elliott Sadler Chevrolet 31.392s (-0.475) 172.018 mph
5. #30 Mikey Kile Chevrolet 31.440s (-0.523) 171.756 mph
6. #32 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 31.509s (-0.592) 171.380 mph
7. #60 Brian Ickler Ford 31.605s (-0.688) 170.859 mph
8. #16 Trevor Bayne Ford 31.631s (-0.714) 170.719 mph
9. #11 Brian Scott Toyota 31.664s (-0.747) 170.541 mph
10. #38 Jason Leffler Chevrolet 31.695s (-0.778) 170.374 mph
11. #99 Ryan Truex* Toyota 31.720s (-0.803) 170.240 mph
12. #18 Kelly Bires Toyota 31.729s (-0.812) 170.191 mph
13. #33 David Mayhew Chevrolet 31.758s (-0.841) 170.036 mph
14. #66 Steve Wallace Toyota 31.797s (-0.880) 169.827 mph
15. #19 Mike Bliss Chevrolet 31.811s (-0.894) 169.753 mph
16. #31 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 31.840s (-0.923) 169.598 mph
17. #62 Michael Annett Toyota 31.853s (-0.936) 169.529 mph
18. #09 Kenny Wallace Toyota 31.932s (-1.015) 169.109 mph
19. #49 Dennis Setzer Chevrolet 32.087s (-1.170) 168.292 mph
20. #70 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet 32.177s (-1.260) 167.822 mph
21. #81 Blake Koch* Dodge 32.217s (-1.300) 167.613 mph
22. #7 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 32.349s (-1.432) 166.929 mph
23. #28 Derrike Cope Chevrolet 32.362s (-1.445) 166.862 mph
24. #01 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 32.384s (-1.467) 166.749 mph
25. #51 Jeremy Clements Chevrolet 32.431s (-1.514) 166.507 mph
26. #146 Chase Miller Chevrolet 32.435s (-1.518) 166.487 mph
27. #39 Josh Wise Ford 32.489s (-1.572) 166.210 mph
28. #15 Timmy Hill* Ford 32.532s (-1.615) 165.990 mph
29. #79 Tim Andrews Ford 32.540s (-1.623) 165.950 mph
30. #113 Rick Crawford Ford 32.660s (-1.743) 165.340 mph
31. #14 Eric McClure Chevrolet 32.697s (-1.780) 165.153 mph
32. #52 Kevin Lepage Chevrolet 32.809s (-1.892) 164.589 mph
33. #55 Brett Rowe Chevrolet 32.998s (-2.081) 163.646 mph
34. #89 Morgan Shepherd Chevrolet 32.999s (-2.082) 163.641 mph
35. #23 Robert Richardson Jr. Dodge 33.004s (-2.087) 163.617 mph
36. #141 Carl Long Ford 33.099s (-2.182) 163.147 mph
37. #87 Kevin Conway Toyota 33.162s (-2.245) 162.837 mph
38. #174 Mike Harmon Chevrolet 33.177s (-2.260) 162.763 mph
39. #175 Johnny Chapman Ford 33.194s (-2.277) 162.680 mph
40. #168 Matthew Carter Chevrolet
41. #44 Jeff Green Chevrolet
42. #40 Charles Lewandoski* Chevrolet

* Denotes Rookie



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