Sunday, May 29, 2011
N’WIDE: Jeff Green Tied For 6th In All-Time LASTCAR Standings
The finish is also Green’s 22nd last-place finish across all three NASCAR divisions, tying him for 6th on the all-time rankings with Johnny Chapman and Kevin Lepage.
Green qualified 35th for Saturday’s race at a speed of 176.338 mph, beating six other “go-or-go-home” drivers including Chase Miller and Charles Lewandoski, who failed to qualify. Four laps into the race, Green went behind the wall, followed one lap later by two-time last-placer Kelly Bires and two laps before David Green.
*This is Green’s second last-place finish in a Nationwide Series race at Charlotte, the other coming in 1996 Red Dog 300 at Charlotte when his #3 Goodwrench Service Chevrolet lost its engine after 14 laps.
*The #44 had not finished last in a Nationwide Series race at Charlotte since 2001, when Mike Harmon’s www.firehero.org Chevrolet fell out with rear end trouble 7 laps into the 2001 Little Trees 300.
THE BOTTOM FIVE
43) #44-Jeff Green / 4 laps / vibration
42) #04-Kelly Bires / 5 laps / overheating
41) #49-David Green / 6 laps / vibration
40) #74-Mike Harmon / 10 laps / wheel
39) #75-Carl Long / 15 laps / overheating
LASTCAR N’WIDE SERIES DRIVER’S CHAMPIONSHIP
Green re-takes the lead in the 2011 LASTCAR Nationwide Driver’s Championship, breaking a tie with fellow two-time finisher Kelly Bires, who came home 42nd.
1st) Jeff Green (3)
2nd) Kelly Bires (2)
3rd) Matt Carter, Johnny Chapman, Kevin Conway, Mike Harmon, James Hylton, Blake Koch, Justin Marks, Brett Rowe (1)
LASTCAR N’WIDE SERIES OWNER’S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) #44-TriStar Motorsports (3)
2nd) #25-Ed Rensi (2)
3rd) #0-JD Motorsports, #27-Baker Curb Racing, #55-Faith Motorsports, #68-Fleur-De-Lis Motorsports, #74-Mike Harmon, #75-Rick Ware Racing, #82-MacDonald Motorsports, #87-NEMCO Motorsports (1)
LASTCAR N’WIDE SERIES MANUFACTURER’S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Chevrolet (8)
2nd) Ford (4)
3rd) Dodge (1)