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Sam Hornish Jr. wins NASCAR Nationwide race at Iowa Speedway

  • Trevor Bayne poses for a photo with Bob Johnson, of Sioux City, Iowa, right, during an autograph session before the NASCAR Nationwide auto race, Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Trevor Bayne poses for a photo with Bob Johnson, of Sioux City, Iowa, right, during an autograph session before the NASCAR Nationwide auto race, Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sam Hornish Jr. autographs a shirt for David Hales, of La Salle, Ill., right, before the NASCAR Nationwide auto race, Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Sam Hornish Jr. autographs a shirt for David Hales, of La Salle, Ill., right, before the NASCAR Nationwide auto race, Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)  (The Associated Press)

Sam Hornish Jr. beat Ryan Blaney off a restart with 21 laps to go and hung on to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race Sunday at Iowa Speedway.

Pole-sitter Ryan Blaney was second, followed by Regan Smith, Chase Elliott and Elliott Sadler in the first stand-alone event of the season.

Hornish, in the No. 54 car usually driven by Kyle Busch, led 167 of 250 laps to win in second Nationwide start of the season for Joe Gibbs Racing.

Elliott has a two-point lead over Sadler and Smith in the series points standings.