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Nelson Piquet Jr. wins in Michigan

Updated: August 18, 2012, 4:33 PM ET
Associated Press

BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Nelson Piquet Jr.'s lead was so big that even low on fuel he could cruise carefully to the finish line for a long-awaited victory in the NASCAR Trucks Series.

"I was going half-throttle already. They told me to back off more. That's why I was worried. I didn't know who the second place was," Piquet said. "I was getting a bit scared of putting down second gear and just coasting."

The second-place driver was too far back Saturday. Piquet ended up winning by 8.082 ...

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