''That's a shame for him. That wasn't my intention, but at that point I couldn't just stay behind him.''
Villeneuve, who started third, survived three late restarts in a wild race that saw Patrick lead 20 laps.
''We were the quickest car out there,'' said Villeneuve, who led 43 laps. ''When you run in the front all day and get taken out on the last lap, it's just frustrating. I guess that's life. When it's a mistake, you let it go, but when it seems to be done on purpose, that gets a little bit annoying.''
Sam Hornish Jr. finished second and Villeneuve was third, giving Dodge two in the top three. Elliott Sadler and Ron Fellows rounded out the top five. Hornish's finish put him in a tie for second in Nationwide points with Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who was strong with the laps winding down but spun out challenging for the lead and finished 12th.
Kyle Busch, who flew in from the Cup race in Michigan to drive his No. 54 Toyota, arrived about 2 hours before the green flag, started at the back of the field because of a driver change -- Owen Kelly qualified fifth for Busch on Friday -- and finished 10th after briefly challenging Villeneuve for the lead with 20 laps left.
Patrick also ran second to Villeneuve for another 12 laps before she suffered a broken rear axle after her No. 7 Chevy hit a shoe thrown on the track while she was tracking Villeneuve in her rearview mirror. She finished 27th.
''How disappointing! What can I say?'' Patrick said. ''We've got to get some luck sometime. At the end of the day, I just can't believe how unlucky we've been. It's got to come.''
Villeneuve had regained the lead by spinning Tagliani around on lap 67 of the race, which was scheduled to go 74. Tagliani had passed both Villeneuve and Hornish for the lead with an aggressive move in the first turn, with Hornish sliding off course after heavy contact with Michael McDowell. After Hornish recovered, he and Patrick collided after Kyle Kelley spun Patrick.
Villeneuve then built a lead that seemed insurmountable but eventually was done in by the flurry of late cautions. He ran out of fuel driving to the pits, stopping briefly by Allgaier's No. 31 Chevy to express his frustration.