Sunday, June 6, 2010

N’WIDE: Setzer Continues To Set The Pace After Handling Woes At Nashville

Dennis Setzer picked up the 7th last-place finish of his NASCAR Nationwide Series career in Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 300 at the Nashville Superspeedway when his unsponsored #92 K-Automotive Motorsports Dodge fell out with handling problems after he completed 3 of the race’s 225 laps.

Setzer qualified 30th at a speed of 153.971 mph, but went behind the wall during the race’s opening green-flag run. Sprint Cup last-place leader Derrike Cope followed suit after 15 laps and wound up 41st. Chase Miller, after qualifying a stellar 13th, followed D’Hont-Humphrey teammate Danny O’Quinn, Jr. behind the wall after 21 laps with Miller snagging 39th.

The finish was Setzer’s first in three races, dating back to the Royal Purple 200 at Darlington, and extended the LASTCAR lead both Setzer and the #92 team still hold in the 2010 standings. No other driver nor team has yet to finish last more than once this year.

*This was the first last-place finish for Setzer, the #92, and K-Automotive Motorsports at Nashville. No driver had ever finished last at Nashville with handling problems, either.

43) #92-Dennis Setzer / 3 laps / handling
42) #61-Matt Carter / 8 laps / overheating
41) #73-Derrike Cope / 15 laps / brakes
40) #52-Chris Lawson / 19 laps / vibration
39) #91-Chase Miller / 21 laps / overheating

1st) Dennis Setzer (5)
2nd) Michael Annett, Johnny Borneman III, Johnny Chapman, David Gilliland, Mark Green, Brian Keselowski, Danny O’Quinn, Jr., Chrissy Wallace (1)

1st) #92-K-Automotive Motorsports (6)
2nd) #15-Germain Racing, #41-Rick Ware, #70-Mary Louise Miller, #83-John Borneman, Jr., #90-D’Hont Humphrey Motorsports, #91-D’Hont Humphrey Motorsports, #96-K-Automotive Motorsports (1)

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