|SOURCE: Rubbin's Racin'|
Greenfield was competing in the third race of his third season on the circuit, a year that began with a career-best 10th-place finish at Daytona in February. He qualified 33rd for Friday’s race at an average speed of 174.967 mph. This ranked him ninth among the sixteen "go-or-go-homers," and ahead of five drivers who failed to qualify.
In the race itself, Brennan Newberry and his #14 The Jeremy Staat Foundation Chevrolet brought out the first caution on Lap 3. Greenfield still ended up the first truck out of the race after his #68 was seen smoking on the apron following an early restart.
*This was the first last-place finish for the #68 in a Truck Series race since 2007, when Jack Smith’s Cooper-Bussmann Ford lost its engine on the opening lap of the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers Ram Tough 200 at Gateway.
*This was the first last-place finish for a Dodge Ram since 2010, when J.C. Stout’s #95 Team Gill Racing Dodge fell out two laps into the TheRaceDayRaffleSeries.com 175 at New Hampshire due to electrical problems.
*The last time a Dodge Ram finished last in a Truck race at Charlotte was in 2009, when Chris Fontaine’s #22 Red Rocks Café Dodge suffered an electrical problem four laps into that race driving a truck for owner Dwayne Gaulding. Fontaine edged then-teammate Donnie Neuenberger, whose #21 fell out two laps later.
*This was the first time a Truck Series driver has finished last due to a power steering failure.
THE BOTTOM FIVE
36) #68-Clay Greenfield / 6 laps / power steering
35) #08-Ross Chastain / 12 laps / engine
34) #38-Dennis Setzer / 19 laps / overheating
33) #7-John King / 24 laps / crash
32) #84-Chris Fontaine / 40 laps / engine
LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES DRIVER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Jeb Burton, Rick Crawford, Grant Enfinger, Clay Greenfield, Jason Leffler (1)
LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES OWNER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) #18-Kyle Busch Motorsports, #27-Hillman Racing, #60-Turn One Racing, #68-Clay Greenfield Motorsports, #74-Mike Harmon (1)
LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES MANUFACTURER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Chevrolet (3)
2nd) RAM, Toyota (1)