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.
STATS AND FACTS
*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.
THE BOTTOM FIVE
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
TRUCK DRIVER RANKINGS
1st) Mike Garvey (2)
2nd) Landon Cassill, Mike Harmon, Narain Karthikeyan, Chris Lafferty, Shane Sieg, G.R. Smith, J.C. Stout (1)
TRUCK TEAM RANKINGS
1st) #93-Shane Sieg (3)
2nd) #89-Chris Lafferty (2)
3rd) #16-Rick Ware, #50-Mark Beaver, #60-Jeff Wyler,#98-Duke Thorson (1)