Sunday, July 10, 2011
N’WIDE: Setzer Third In LASTCAR Nationwide Rankings After Second-Straight 43rd at Kentucky
With the finish, Setzer now stands in sole possession of third in the all-time LASTCAR Nationwide Series standings, trailing only Jeff Fuller and current 2011 series leader Jeff Green.
Setzer qualified 31st for the race at a speed of 166.605 mph, ranking him eighth among the fifteen “go-or-go-homers” who attempted to qualify for the race. His lap was more than enough to beat Danny Efland and Carl Long, who missed the race.
After two laps of the race, Setzer pulled behind the wall under green, followed the next lap by both John Jackson and Chase Miller. Jeff Green came home 37th, retiring after 18 laps.
*The race marked Setzer’s second-consecutive last-place finish in a Nationwide race at Kentucky. Last summer, while driving K-Automotive’s #92 Dodge, he fell out after six laps with electrical problems.
*Setzer’s other last-place finish in 2011 came last month at Michigan, where his #49 fell out after the opening lap with a vibration.
*The #49 had never before finished last in a Nationwide Series race at Kentucky.
THE BOTTOM FIVE
43) #49-Dennis Setzer / 2 laps / brakes
42) #72-John Jackson / 3 laps / electrical
41) #46-Chase Miller / 3 laps / ignition
40) #74-Mike Harmon / 7 laps / brakes
39) #75-Johnny Chapman / 10 laps / ignition
LASTCAR N’WIDE SERIES DRIVER’S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Jeff Green (4)
2nd) Brett Rowe (3)
3rd) Kelly Bires, Dennis Setzer (2)
4th) 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 (4)
2nd) #55-Faith Motorsports (3)
3rd) #25-Ed Rensi, #49-Jay Robinson Racing (2)
4th) #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 (13)
2nd) Ford (4)
3rd) Dodge (1)