It was your typical afternoon of beating and banging that happens when the NASCAR Nationwide Series takes to a road course like it did Saturday at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200.
When the dust settled and the pieces of bent metal were collected it took two overtime laps before A.J. Allmendinger took the No. 22 Penske Racing Ford to Victory Lane.
Michael McDowell was second in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota and Allmendinger’s Penske teammate Sam Hornish Jr. was third in the No. 12 Ford.
Early in the proceedings championship contenders Elliott Sadler in the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota and Regan Smith, in the No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet traded paint sending Smith spinning across the track.
Apparently that was payback for an incident at Dover earlier in the season.