Saturday, April 23, 2011
TRUCKS: Garvey, Third Sieg Truck Finish Last in 2011 Debut
Mike Garvey picked up the 6th last-place finish of his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career in Friday’s Bully Hill Vineyards 200 at the Nashville Superspeedway when his #38 S&W Services Chevrolet fell out with a loss of oil pressure after 4 of the race’s 150 laps.
With the finish, Garvey now stands tied for 5th in the all-time LASTCAR Truck Series standings, tied with Mike Hurlbert and Butch Miller.
Garvey qualified 35th for the race at a speed of 150.038 mph, besting five other “go-or-go-homers” including Norm Benning, John King, Brian Johnson, Jr., and Jennifer Jo Cobb, who all failed to qualify. This allowed Garvey to make his first start of the 2011 season in a new third team for owner Shane Sieg. Sieg qualified his own #93 in 31st while brother Ryan Sieg timed in 19th in the #39.
However, Garvey’s night did not last long when he went behind the wall during the race’s opening green-flag run. In doing so, Garvey scored his first last-place finish since last fall at Martinsville, the series-leading 4th of his 2010 campaign for the Siegs.
Ryan’s #39 scored the team’s best finish of the night in 21st. Shane’s came home as the first truck a lap down in 26th.
*This was the first time the #38 had finished last in a Truck Series race since 2009. In that race, the 2009 Ford 200 at Homestead, Garvey himself scored his first-ever last-place finish in the series while driving owner Susan Bates’ #38 S&W Services Chevrolet. An overheating problem knocked him out of the race after 2 laps.
*Neither Garvey nor the #38 had ever before finished last in a Truck Series race at Nashville.
THE BOTTOM FIVE
36) #38-Mike Garvey / 4 laps / oil pressure
35) #07-Johnny Chapman / 18 laps / vibration
34) #63-Nick Hoffman / 126 laps / crash
33) #99-Chase Mattioli / 144 laps / running
32) #20-Johanna Long / 147 laps / running
LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES DRIVER’S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Norm Benning, James Buescher, Mike Garvey, Travis Kvapil, Brad Sweet (1)
LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES OWNER’S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) #5-Randy Moss, #31-Turner Motorsports, #32-Turner Motorsports, #38-Shane Sieg, #57-Norm Benning Racing (1)
LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES MANUFACTURER’S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Chevrolet (4)
2nd) Toyota (1)