Sunday, July 3, 2011
N’WIDE: Jeff Green Tied For Fifth In All-Time LASTCAR Standings
Green now has 23 last-place finishes across NASCAR’s top-three divisions, tying him with Dave Blaney for fifth-most all-time. He remains second in the Nationwide Series standings, four finishes behind all-time series leader Jeff Fuller’s mark of 24.
Green qualified 28th for the race at a speed of 176.374 mph, besting five “go-or-go-homers” including Chase Miller, whose Key Motorsports #46 was the only team that failed to qualify. Soon after the green flag dropped, Green pulled behind the wall along with Fontana last-placer Mike Harmon and his #74.
Harmon held 43rd for much of the race, but returned to the track in the closing stages to complete a total of 29 laps. This shuffled Harmon up to 41st, moving Green down to last and Carl Long to 42nd.
*This is Green’s first-ever last-place finish in a Nationwide Series race at Daytona.
*The #44 had never before finished last in a Nationwide Series race at Daytona.
THE BOTTOM FIVE
43) #44-Jeff Green / 3 laps / vibration
42) #68-Carl Long / 4 laps / overheating
41) #74-Mike Harmon / 29 laps / running
40) #40-Charles Lewandoski / 29 laps / engine
39) #30-Ricky Carmichael / 34 laps / crash
LASTCAR N’WIDE SERIES DRIVER’S CHAMPIONSHIP
The finish in Saturday’s race moved Green back into the 2011 LASTCAR Nationwide Series lead, breaking a tie with Brett Rowe, who came home last in the previous race at Road America.
1st) Jeff Green (4)
2nd) Brett Rowe (3)
3rd) Kelly Bires (2)
4th) 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 (4)
2nd) #55-Faith Motorsports (3)
3rd) #25-Ed Rensi (2)
4th) #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 (12)
2nd) Ford (4)
3rd) Dodge (1)