|SOURCE: NASCAR Media|
The finish was Harmon’s first of the year and his first in a Nationwide race since last spring at Fontana, 32 races ago. Harmon is now tied for 5th in the all-time LASTCAR Nationwide Series standings and for 11th all-time.
Harmon qualified 41st in the 43-car field at an average speed of 166.420 mph. By following Scott Speed’s #47 The Motorsports Group Chevrolet to the garage after three laps, both prevented Jeff Green from scoring his third consecutive last-place finish. Green pulled out of the race one lap later, but was followed by Josh Wise, Speed’s teammate. This left Green in the 40th spot.
*Harmon’s most recent Nationwide Series last-place finish at Las Vegas was in 2003, when his Gregg Mixon-owned #44 Global Industrial Contractors Chevrolet fell out with an oil pump problem after four laps.
*The #74 had never before finished last in a Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas.
*For the first time in Nationwide Series history, the first three last-place finishers of the season completed the same number of laps. All three last-place finishers existed after three laps, and all had “vibration” as the listed cause.
THE BOTTOM FIVE
43) #74-Mike Harmon / 3 laps / vibration
42) #47-Scott Speed / 3 laps / vibration
41) #42-Josh Wise / 4 laps / electrical
40) #10-Jeff Green / 4 laps / vibration
39) #46-Chase Miller / 6 laps / electrical
LASTCAR N'WIDE SERIES DRIVER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Jeff Green (2)
2nd) Mike Harmon (1)
LASTCAR N'WIDE SERIES OWNER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) #10-TriStar Motorsports (2)
2nd) #74-Mike Harmon (1)
LASTCAR N'WIDE SERIES MANUFACTURER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Toyota (2)
2nd) Chevrolet (1)