The finish was Wise’s third of the 2012 season and his second in a row, following a 43rd-place finish at Darlington two weeks ago.
Wise qualified 33rd at an average speed of 187.259 mph, ranking him fourth among the twelve "go-or-go-homers" who attempted to qualify.
*The last time the #26 finished last in a Cup race at Charlotte since 1993, when Brett Bodine’s Quaker State Ford lost the engine five laps into the Coca-Cola 600. Bodine was the outside-polesitter of that race.
*The last time a Ford finished last in a Cup points race at Charlotte was in 2007, when Greg Biffle’s Dish Network Ford was involved in a single-car crash after 45 laps of the Coca-Cola 600.
*This was the third straight Cup points race at Charlotte where the last-place finisher fell out with a vibration.
THE BOTTOM FIVE
43) #26-Josh Wise / 15 laps / vibration
42) #74-Cole Whitt / 33 laps / vibration
41) #87-Joe Nemechek / 47 laps / vibration
40) #36-Dave Blaney / 54 laps / engine
39) #33-Stephen Leicht / 74 laps / vibration
LASTCAR CUP SERIES DRIVER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Josh Wise (3)
2nd) Michael McDowell, Scott Speed (2)
3rd) Brendan Gaughan, David Ragan, Scott Riggs, Reed Sorenson, J.J. Yeley (1)
LASTCAR CUP SERIES OWNER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) #26-Front Row Motorsports (3)
2nd) #95-Leavine Family Racing, #98-Phil Parsons Racing (2)
3rd) #23-R3 Motorsports, #33-Richard Childress Racing, #34-Front Row Motorsports, #49-Robinson-Blakeney Racing, #74-Turn One Racing (1)
LASTCAR CUP SERIES MANUFACTURER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Ford (8)
2nd) Chevrolet (3)
3rd) Toyota (1)
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