Monday, August 2, 2010

TRUCKS: Long Overheats In Inaugural Pocono Event

Carl Long picked up the 3rd last-place finish of his Camping World Truck Series career in Saturday’s inaugural Pocono Mountains 125 at the Pocono Raceway when his unsponsored #95 Team Gill Racing Dodge fell out with overheating problems after completing 2 of the race’s 55 laps.

Long qualified 21st at a speed of 156.497 mph, giving owner Danny Gill his best qualifying run since Geoffrey Bodine qualified 8th at Atlanta. Long fell out of the race after two laps, followed by Michigan last-place finisher J.C. Stout. Current 2010 LASTCAR Truck Series leader Mike Garvey and his #93 did not fall out until lap 14, leaving him 33rd.

*Long had not finished last in the Truck Series since the 2003 New Hampshire 200 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, his lone start of the 2003 season. Long’s Rick Ware-owned #51 Dodge fell out with rear end problems after 4 of the race’s 200 laps.
*This was the first time the #95 had ever finished last in the history of the Camping World Truck Series.
*The last time a Truck Series last-place finisher fell out with overheating problems was the 2009 Ford 200 at Homestead, the first Truck Series last-place finish of current 2010 leader Mike Garvey.

36) #95-Carl Long / 2 laps / overheating
35) #16-J.C. Stout / 4 laps / electrical
34) #07-Butch Miller / 10 laps / rear gear
33) #93-Mike Garvey / 14 laps / electrical
32) #6-Bobby Hamilton, Jr. / 26 laps / crash

1st) Mike Garvey (3)
2nd) Landon Cassill, Johnny Chapman, Mike Harmon, Chris Jones, Narain Karthikeyan, Chris Lafferty, Carl Long, Shane Sieg, G.R. Smith, J.C. Stout (1)

1st) #93-Shane Sieg (4)
2nd) #89-Chris Lafferty (2)
3rd) #16-Rick Ware, #50-Mark Beaver, #60-Jeff Wyler, #72-Mario Gosselin, #87-Rick Jones, #95-Danny Gill, #98-Duke Thorson (1)

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