Monday, July 26, 2010
N'WIDE: Setzer Closes In On Chapman After Losing Brakes At ORP
Dennis Setzer picked up the 11th last-place finish of his NASCAR Nationwide Series career in Saturday’s Kroger 200 at O’Reilly Raceway Park when his unsponsored #92 K-Automotive Motorsports Dodge fell out with brake problems after 7 of the race’s 201 laps.
Setzer qualified 41st for the race at a speed of 105.828 mph. Along with the rest of the field, he was locked-in due to the 43-car entry list. Setzer fell out of the race during the opening green-flag run on lap 8, and for the second time in three races, was followed there one lap later by Johnny Chapman in Morgan Shepherd’s #89.
Setzer has now finished last in more Nationwide Series races this season than Chapman did driving for MSRP Motorsports during the entire 2009 campaign.
Setzer is also just one finish away from tying Chapman, Tommy Houston, and Brad Teague for the third-most last-place finishes in Nationwide Series history. Only Jeff Fuller (24) and Ed Berrier (13) have more.
STATS AND FACTS
*The #92 had not finished last at ORP since Larry Pearson’s Stanley Tools Chevrolet crashed out 18 laps into the 1995 Kroger 200.
*Neither Setzer nor K-Automotive Motorsports had ever before finished last at ORP.
THE BOTTOM FIVE
43) #92-Dennis Setzer / 7 laps / brakes
42) #89-Johnny Chapman / 8 laps / transmission
41) #52-Chris Lawson / 10 laps / handling
40) #36-Jeff Green / 10 laps / handling
39) #49-Mark Green / 11 laps / overheating
N’WIDE DRIVER RANKINGS
1st) Dennis Setzer (9)
2nd) Mark Green (2)
3rd) Michael Annett, Johnny Borneman III, Johnny Chapman, David Gilliland, Jennifer Jo Cobb, Brian Keselowski, Kevin Lepage, Danny O’Quinn, Jr., Chrissy Wallace (1)
N’WIDE TEAM RANKINGS
1st) #92-K-Automotive Motorsports (10)
2nd) #15-Germain Racing, #27-Curb Motorsports, #41-Rick Ware, #49-Jay Robinson, Inc., #70-Mary Louise Miller, #83-John Borneman, Jr., #90-D’Hont Humphrey Motorsports, #91-D’Hont Humphrey Motorsports, #96-K-Automotive Motorsports, #04-Johnny Davis Motorsports (1)