Sunday, June 13, 2010

TRUCKS: Stout Falls Out At Michigan; Scores First Last-Place Finish

J.C. Stout picked up the 1st last-place finish of his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career in Saturday’s VFW 200 at the Michigan International Speedway when his #16 Fuel Doctor Chevrolet fell out with ignition problems 6 laps into the 100-lap race.

Stout qualified 31st for the race at a speed of 166.509 mph, second slowest among those not locked-into the field based on Owner Points. The finish came in Stout’s 28th series start. The 25-year-old driver has no other last-place finishes in NASCAR’s top three series, which currently encompasses eight additional Nationwide Series starts from 2008-2009.

Last-place leader Mike Garvey finished 31st, having fallen out 24 laps into the race with handling problems.

*The race marked just the fourth time that the #16 had ever finished last in a Truck Series race (twice with Jack Sprague, once with Mike Bliss). The number had never before finished last at Michigan.
*Stout is the first Truck Series driver to finish last with ignition problems since Butch Miller fell out three laps into the 2008 Camping World 200 at Gateway.

36) #16-J.C. Stout / 6 laps / ignition
35) #46-Chase Austin / 10 laps / engine
34) #89-Mike Harmon / 13 laps / suspension
33) #87-Chris Jones / 21 laps / transmission
32) #95-Terry Jones / 23 laps / engine

1st) Mike Garvey (2)
2nd) Landon Cassill, Mike Harmon, Narain Karthikeyan, Chris Lafferty, Shane Sieg, G.R. Smith, J.C. Stout (1)

1st) #93-Shane Sieg (3)
2nd) #89-Chris Lafferty (2)
3rd) #16-Rick Ware, #50-Mark Beaver, #60-Jeff Wyler,#98-Duke Thorson (1)

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