|SOURCE: NASCAR Media|
The finish was Green’s fifth of the season and his first in four races, dating back to the Aaron’s 312 at Talladega. He remains the only repeat last-place finisher in the 2013 Nationwide season and, with a four-finish lead, is well on his way to a fourth LASTCAR Nationwide title and his third in a row.
Green qualified 34th for the race at an average speed of 131.865 mph, besting three “go-or-go-homers” including Morgan Shepherd, the lone driver who failed to qualify. Green pulled behind the wall just two laps before the first caution of the day when Brad Sweet, Cole Whitt, and Kevin Swindell tangled in turn two.
The Motorsports Group once again fell short of a last-place finish with teammates Jason Bowles in 39th and T.J. Bell in 37th. Finishing 38th was Carl Long, making just his second Nationwide start of the season and his first for owner Rick Ware. Rounding out the Bottom Five was Dover last-placer Blake Koch in the #00.
*This was Jeff Green’s fourth last-place finish in a Nationwide race at Iowa. All of them have come in different “start-and-park” teams owned by TriStar Motorsports: #36, #44, #91, and #10. It is, however, Green’s first last-place finish in the spring event at Iowa. When the series returns to the track on August 3, Green will have a chance to not only pull the season sweep, but also finish last in that race for the fourth-consecutive year.
*This was the first last-place finish for the #10 in a Nationwide race at Iowa.
THE BOTTOM FIVE
40) #10-Jeff Green / 2 laps / vibration
39) #46-Jason Bowles / 5 laps / vibration
38) #15-Carl Long / 5 laps / axle
37) #42-T.J. Bell / 7 laps / electrical
36) #00-Blake Koch / 10 laps / brakes
LASTCAR N'WIDE SERIES DRIVER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Jeff Green (5)
2nd) Tanner Berryhill, Joey Gase, Blake Koch, Johanna Long, Eric McClure, Michael McDowell, Robert Richardson, Jr. (1)
LASTCAR N'WIDE SERIES OWNER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) #10-TriStar Motorsports (5)
2nd) #14-TriStar Motorsports, #17-Vision Racing, #23-R3 Motorsports, #27-SR2 Motorsports, #52-Jimmy Means Racing, #70-ML Motorsports, #00-SR2 Motorsports (1)
LASTCAR N'WIDE SERIES MANUFACTURER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Toyota (10)
2nd) Chevrolet (2)