Monday, June 27, 2011
N’WIDE: Rowe Ties Green For LASTCAR Nationwide Series Lead at Road America
Brett Rowe picked up the 5th last-place finish of his NASCAR Nationwide Series career in Saturday’s Bucyrus 200 presented by Menards at Road America when his #55 Imperial Bedding Chevrolet fell out with brake problems after 2 of the race’s 57 laps.
All 42 cars on the entry list qualified for the series’ first road race of the year, and Rowe placed 37th in qualifying at a speed of 150.671 mph. Two laps into the race, Rowe followed Key Motorsports teammates Tim Andrews and Chase Miller to the garage area, all three of them listed as out due to brake failure.
Morgan Shepherd, Rowe’s owner and teammate, started 35th and came home in the same position due to handling woes 11 laps into the event.
*This was Rowe’s first-ever last-place finish on a road course.
THE BOTTOM FIVE
42) #55-Brett Rowe / 2 laps / brakes
41) #42-Tim Andrews / 2 laps / brakes
40) #46-Chase Miller / 2 laps / brakes
39) #03-Scott Wimmer / 3 laps / brakes
38) #44-Jeff Green / 3 laps / vibration
LASTCAR N’WIDE SERIES DRIVER’S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Jeff Green, Brett Rowe (3)
2nd) Kelly Bires (2)
3rd) Matt Carter, Johnny Chapman, Kevin Conway, Mike Harmon, James Hylton, Blake Koch, Justin Marks, Dennis Setzer (1)
LASTCAR N’WIDE SERIES OWNER’S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) #44-TriStar Motorsports, #55-Faith Motorsports (3)
2nd) #25-Ed Rensi (2)
3rd) #0-JD Motorsports, #27-Baker Curb Racing, #49-Jay Robinson 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 (11)
2nd) Ford (4)
3rd) Dodge (1)