Brent Raymer picked up the 5th last-place finish of his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career in Friday’s Kentucky 225 at the Kentucky Speedway when his #27 S&W Services Chevrolet fell out with a vibration after 2 of the race’s 150 laps.
The finish was Raymer’s second in 2011. The other came four races ago at Bristol while driving for Joey Sontaag.
With 36 trucks on the entry list, Raymer was able to put the #27, the Sieg team’s fourth truck, into its second race of the year with a 33rd-best lap of 167.463 mph. Prior to Kentucky, the truck was driven one other time by David Stremme, who turned in a 34th-place finish at Chicago last month with Rob Winfield listed as the owner. Two laps into the race, Raymer pulled behind the wall, followed less than twenty laps later by teammates Mike Garvey and Ryan Sieg. B.J. McLeod, driving the fourth Sieg truck #93, fell out with overheating problems and finished 26th.
*The #27 had not finished last in a Truck Series race since 2007, when Jacques Villeneuve’s UNICEF Toyota was involved in a single-truck crash during the 2007 Ford 200 at Homestead, ending his day after 80 laps. The number had never before finished last in a Truck Series race at Kentucky.
*The finish was Chevrolet’s 250th in Truck Series competition, the most among all the series’ manufacturers.
THE BOTTOM FIVE
36) #27-Brent Raymer / 2 laps / vibration
35) #74-Mike Harmon / 4 laps / power steering
34) #51-Josh Richards / 4 laps / crash
33) #39-Ryan Sieg / 19 laps / crash
32) #38-Mike Garvey / 21 laps / clutch
LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES DRIVER’S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Mike Garvey (4)
2nd) Norm Benning, Chris Lafferty, Brent Raymer (2)
3rd) James Buescher, Chris Jones, Mike Harmon, Jennifer Jo Cobb, Travis Kvapil, Johanna Long, Scott Riggs, Greg Seevers, Dennis Setzer, Brad Sweet (1)
LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES OWNER’S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) #38-Shane Sieg (4)
2nd) #10-Jennifer Jo Cobb, #57-Norm Benning Racing (2)
3rd) #5-Randy Moss, #20-Panhandle Motorsports, #27-Shane Sieg, #31-Turner Motorsports, #32-Turner Motorsports, #65-Joey Sonntag, #74-Mike Harmon, #75-Norm Benning Racing, #87-Rick Jones, #89-Chris Lafferty, #93-Shane Sieg, #07-SS Green Light Racing (1)
LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES MANUFACTURER’S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Chevrolet (15)
2nd) Toyota (3)
3rd) Ford (2)