Monday, August 20, 2012

TRUCKS: T.J. Bell Picks Up First Truck Series Last-Place Finish

SOURCE: Rubbin's Racin'
T.J. Bell picked up the 1st last-place finish of his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career in Saturday’s VFW 200 at the Michigan International Speedway when his #0 Driven2Honor.org Ford fell out with a transmission problem after the first of the race’s 100 laps. The finish came in Bell’s 81st series start.

Bell was making his second start of the 2012 season and his first since Chicago, two races ago. At Michigan, he qualified 33rd at an average speed of 168.788 mph, third from last among the ten "go-or-go-homers" in the 35-car field.

In the race itself, Bell pulled behind the wall along with Josh Wise, making his first Truck Series start of the year in a backup Norm Benning Racing Chevrolet, #75.

LASTCAR STATISTICS
*This was the first last-place finish for the #0 since 2008, when Kevin Lepage’s ASI Limited Chevrolet fell out with clutch problems after 2 laps of the Ford 200 at Homestead.
*This was Ford’s first last-place finish in the Truck Series since the F.W. Webb 175 at Loudon last year when team owner Jennifer Jo Cobb’s #10 HipChixFundraisers.com Ford lost the engine before completing the opening lap.

THE BOTTOM FIVE
35) #0-T.J. Bell / 1 lap / transmission
34) #75-Josh Wise / 1 lap / vibration
33) #38-Chris Jones / 4 laps / rear gear
32) #5-Scott Riggs / 4 laps / engine
31) #93-Dennis Setzer / 6 laps / overheating

LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES DRIVER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) T.J. Bell, Jeb Burton, Johnny Chapman, Rick Crawford, Grant Enfinger, Clay Greenfield, Jennifer Jo Cobb, Brandon Knupp, Jason Leffler, Brennan Newberry, Scott Riggs, Dennis Setzer (1)

LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES OWNER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) #27-Hillman Racing (2)
2nd) #0-Jennifer Jo Cobb, #10-Jennifer Jo Cobb, #14-Bob Newberry, #18-Kyle Busch Motorsports, #38-RSS Racing, #60-Turn One Racing, #68-Clay Greenfield Motorsports, #86-Clay Greenfield Motorsports, #74-Mike Harmon, #07-Ken Smith (1)

LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES MANUFACTURER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Chevrolet (6)
2nd) Dodge (3)
3rd) Toyota (2)
4th) Ford (1)
 

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