|SOURCE: NASCAR Media|
The finish was Lepage’s second of the 2012 season and his first since Talladega, three races ago.
With the finish, Lepage moved into a tie for fifth in the all-time LASTCAR Nationwide Series standings. He also equals Johnny Chapman’s mark of 24 finishes for 6th all-time across NASCAR’s top three divisions.
Lepage qualified 33rd at an average speed of 172.988 mph, ranking him seventh among the thirteen "go-or-go-homers" who attempted to qualify. This allowed Lepage to make his second consecutive start in TriStar’s #10. The team’s regular driver Jeff Green continued to fill in for Eric McClure in the #14 Hefty Toyota, starting 18th and finishing 32nd.
*This was the first time that both Lepage and the #10 have finished last in a Nationwide Series race at Charlotte.
*This was the first time a Toyota finished last in a Nationwide Series race at Charlotte since 2009, when Donny Lia’s #07 SK Motorsports Toyota suffered an ignition failure after the first lap of the Carquest Auto Parts 300.
*Every Nationwide Series last-place finisher in 2012 has not completed more than three laps in their respective race.
THE BOTTOM FIVE
43) #10-Kevin Lepage / 3 laps / vibration
42) #47-Scott Speed / 5 laps / electrical
41) #42-Josh Wise / 8 laps / ignition
40) #46-Chase Miller / 10 laps / ignition
39) #23-Robert Richardson / 13 laps / engine
LASTCAR N'WIDE SERIES DRIVER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Jeff Green (5)
2nd) Kevin Lepage (2)
3rd) Ryan Blaney, Mike Harmon, Chase Miller, Josh Wise (1)
LASTCAR N'WIDE SERIES OWNER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) #10-TriStar Motorsports (6)
2nd) #36-Tommy Baldwin Racing, #42-The Motorsports Group, #46-The Motorsports Group, #52-Means Racing, #74-Mike Harmon (1)
LASTCAR N'WIDE SERIES MANUFACTURER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Toyota (6)
2nd) Chevrolet (5)