Sunday, June 5, 2011

N’WIDE: Rowe Edges Miller And Green To Pit Road For Second Last-Place Finish of 2011

Brett Rowe picked up the 4th last-place finish of his NASCAR Nationwide Series career in Saturday’s STP 300 at the Chicagoland Speedway when his #55 Imperial Bedding Company Chevrolet fell out with brake problems after 3 of the race’s 200 laps.

Qualifying was rained-out at Chicagoland, so since only 42 drivers were on the entry list, Rowe was one of the competitors. Starting 39th, Rowe remained in the rear of the field early on and, after three laps, followed Jeff Green and Chase Miller behind the wall. As the last of the three cars to cross the start / finish line, this credited Rowe with his second last-place finish of 2011.

LASTCAR STATISTICS
*Neither Rowe nor the #55 had ever before finished last in a Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland.
*This was the first time a Nationwide Series driver has ever finished last at Chicagoland due to brake failure.

THE BOTTOM FIVE
42) #55-Brett Rowe / 3 laps / brakes
41) #46-Chase Miller / 3 laps / handling
40) #44-Jeff Green / 3 laps / transmission
39) #74-Mike Harmon / 6 laps / clutch
38) #75-Johnny Chapman / 15 laps / overheating

LASTCAR N’WIDE SERIES DRIVER’S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Jeff Green (3)
2nd) Kelly Bires, Brett Rowe (2)
3rd) Matt Carter, Johnny Chapman, Kevin Conway, Mike Harmon, James Hylton, Blake Koch, Justin Marks (1)

LASTCAR N’WIDE SERIES OWNER’S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) #44-TriStar Motorsports (3)
2nd) #25-Ed Rensi, #55-Faith Motorsports (2)
3rd) #0-JD Motorsports, #27-Baker Curb Racing, #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 (9)
2nd) Ford (4)
3rd) Dodge (1)

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