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Saturday’s race was the first ever for the series at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and NASCAR fans in the Buckeye State were ready.

Track management does not release attendance figures but a Mid-Ohio spokesman said Saturday’s turnout was the best for the track’s season.

Allmendinger said the track here is much different from the other road circuits on the schedule.

“It’s definitely more narrow than the other places,” he said. “Here, there’s a lot of twists and turns to it and in a way it’s a little more frustrating at times but it’s a little more fun, too.

“It’s a thinking place. It’s not going to be easy to make a pass and that’s what makes it fun.”

Saturday was the third and final road course on the NASCAR Nationwide schedule. It replaced last season’s road race at Montreal and NASCAR has not announced if the series will return in 2014.

The Trans-Am Series was the under card for Saturday’s race.