Justin Allgaier might come from a family whose roots are deeply planted in oval track stock-car racing but Saturday afternoon, on Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Lilâ€™ Gator proved he can turn left and right with the best of the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
Allgaier captured his first win of the season at the NAPA Auto Parts 200 by Dodge, emerging in front in a frenzied overtime finish.
Allgaier was running third at the second attempt for a green-white-checkered finish when he was able to get past Penske Racing teammates Sam Hornish Jr. and Jacques Villeneuve, who ended up second and third.
Nationwide series points leader Elliott Sadler finished fourth, one position in front of former Montreal winner Ron Fellows. Michael McDowell, Mike Wallace, Billy Johnson, Austin Dillon and NASCAR Sprint Cup series regular Kyle Busch completed the top 10.