Sunday, May 15, 2011
TRUCKS: Lafferty Last For Second-Consecutive Truck Race At Dover
Lafferty, a three-year veteran of the series, was making his first start for owner Jennifer Jo Cobb, whose Truck Series seat was vacant as she turned her team’s focus back to running the Nationwide Series. In his nine previous series starts, Lafferty has run his own Lafferty Performance equipment in eight of them, running the ninth for owner Daisy Ramirez at Kentucky last year. That race saw Lafferty finish 30th, so far a career-best mark that he matched in Indianapolis and Nashville that same season. This year, Lafferty’s #89 has only attempted one race: a DNQ at Darlington.
A 36-truck entry list guaranteed Lafferty a spot in the Dover field, where he timed in last at a speed of 123.805 mph. Two laps into the race, he pulled behind the wall, following Nashville last-placer Mike Garvey in Shane Sieg’s #38.
*This was Lafferty’s second-consecutive last-place finish in the Truck Series race at Dover. Last spring, an oil leak took his #89 Lafferty Performance Chevrolet out of the race after the opening lap.
*The #10 had not finished last in a Truck Series race since 2007, when David Starr’s International MAXX Force Diesel Ford crashed 34 laps into the 2007 Casino Arizona 150 at Phoenix. The number had never before finished last in a Truck Series race at Dover.
THE BOTTOM FIVE
36) #10-Chris Lafferty / 2 laps / engine
35) #38-Mike Garvey / 2 laps / radiator
34) #99-J.R. Fitzpatrick / 5 laps / crash
33) #1-Carl Long / 15 laps / brakes
32) #87-Chris Jones / 27 laps / overheating
LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES DRIVER’S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Norm Benning, James Buescher, Mike Garvey, Travis Kvapil, Chris Lafferty, Brad Sweet (1)
LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES OWNER’S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) #5-Randy Moss, #10-Jennifer Jo Cobb, #31-Turner Motorsports, #32-Turner Motorsports, #38-Shane Sieg, #57-Norm Benning Racing (1)
LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES MANUFACTURER’S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Chevrolet (5)
2nd) Toyota (1)