|SOURCE: Rubbin's Racin'|
The finish was Knupp’s second of the 2012 season, and his first since Texas, eleven races ago. With four races to go, Knupp now joins a three-way tie for second in the 2012 LASTCAR Truck Series Championship, all of them just one finish behind leader Dennis Setzer.
Knupp qualified 28th in the 36-truck field at an average speed of 172.274 mph, giving the second Hillman Racing Chevrolet its fourth start of the season. He exited the race during the opening green-flag run, besting 35th-place Mike Harmon by 31 laps.
*This was the first last-place finish for the #25 in the Truck Series since 2006, when Damon Lusk’s Woodard Racing Dodge crashed after 63 laps of the Kroger 200 at Martinsville. The finish was the first of Lusk’s career.
*This was Chevrolet’s third-straight last-place finish in a Truck Series race at Talladega.
THE BOTTOM FIVE
36) #25-Brandon Knupp / 2 laps / overheating
35) #74-Mike Harmon / 33 laps / fuel pump
34) #08-Ross Chastain / 45 laps / crash
33) #11-Todd Bodine / 46 laps / crash
32) #07-Johnny Chapman / 47 laps / crash
LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES DRIVER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Dennis Setzer (3)
2nd) Johnny Chapman, Clay Greenfield, Brandon Knupp (2)
3rd) T.J. Bell, Jeb Burton, Rick Crawford, Grant Enfinger, Blake Koch, Jennifer Jo Cobb, Jason Leffler, Brennan Newberry, Scott Riggs (1)
LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES OWNER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) #38-RSS Racing (3)
2nd) #0-Jennifer Jo Cobb, #27-Hillman Racing (2)
3rd) #5-Wauters Motorsports, #10-Jennifer Jo Cobb, #14-Bob Newberry, #18-Kyle Busch Motorsports, #25-Hillman Racing, #60-Turn One Racing, #68-Clay Greenfield Motorsports, #86-Clay Greenfield Motorsports, #74-Mike Harmon, #00-Rick Lind, #07-Ken Smith (1)
LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES MANUFACTURER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Chevrolet (10)
2nd) Dodge, Ford (3)
3rd) Toyota (2)