|SOURCE: NASCAR Media|
The finish was Miller’s third of the 2012 season and his first since Bristol, seven races ago. He now holds sole possession of second in the 2012 LASTCAR Nationwide Series standings.
Miller qualified 20th for the race at an average speed of 177.003 mph. Miller’s The Motorsports Group teammates J.J. Yeley (#47) and Erik Darnell (#40) qualified 28th and 40th, respectively, while Josh Wise was unable to get the #42 into the field.
Miller fell out on the same lap as 2012 LASTCAR Nationwide Series Champion Jeff Green, who returned to TriStar’s #10 while Hal Martin raced the team’s #44. Green ended up 42nd.
*This was the first time an ignition problem was the listed cause for a Kansas Nationwide Series last-placer since 2007, when Kertus Davis’ #01 RaceGirl Chevrolet fell out after 17 laps of the Yellow Transportation 300.
*This was Miller’s and the #46's first last-place finish in a Nationwide Series race at Kansas.
THE BOTTOM FIVE
43) #46-Chase Miller / 4 laps / ignition
42) #10-Jeff Green / 4 laps / vibration
41) #74-Mike Harmon / 8 laps / rear gear
40) #47-J.J. Yeley / 9 laps / vibration
39) #23-Robert Richardson / 14 laps / clutch
LASTCAR N'WIDE SERIES DRIVER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Jeff Green (12)
2nd) Chase Miller (3)
3rd) Mike Harmon, Kevin Lepage, Charles Lewandoski (2)
4th) Tim Andrews, Ryan Blaney, Angela Cope, Joey Gase, Stephen Leicht, Danica Patrick, Tony Raines, Scott Speed, Josh Wise (1)
LASTCAR N'WIDE SERIES OWNER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) #10-TriStar Motorsports (14)
2nd) #46-The Motorsports Group (3)
3rd) #47-The Motorsports Group, #52-Means Racing, #74-Mike Harmon (2)
4th) #7-JR Motorsports, #36-Tommy Baldwin Racing, #42-The Motorsports Group, #70-ML Motorsports, #91-TriStar Motorsports, #00-Jason Sciavicco, #08-Randy Hill Racing (1)
LASTCAR N'WIDE SERIES MANUFACTURER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Toyota (16)
2nd) Chevrolet (13)
3rd) Ford (1)