|SOURCE: NASCAR Media|
The finish was Green’s sixth of 2013 and his first since Iowa, two races ago.
Green qualified 36th at an average speed of 104.048 mph. Though 45 drivers were on the initial entry list, just 40 showed up to compete for as many spots, so no teams were sent home. Among the teams that withdrew were The Motorsports Group’s “start-and-park” #42 with T.J. Bell aboard, Morgan Shepherd and his #89, Darlington last-placer Blake Koch in the #00, Fontana last-placer Joey Gase in Jimmy Means’ #52, and the #15 fielded by Rick Ware Racing.
Green pulled behind the wall first, followed five laps later by Landon Cassill in Johnny Davis’ #4 Flex Seal Chevrolet. Rounding out the Bottom Five were Tony Raines for ML Motorsports, Reed Sorenson in the lone entry from The Motorsports Group, and Canadian Derek White in Jascon Sciavicco’s VIP Poker Toyota.
Two-time and defending LASTCAR Cup Series Champion Michael McDowell qualified a strong 5th and made a challenge for the lead in the opening laps, but brought out the first yellow on Lap 5 when his #18 K-LOVE Toyota lost power heading into Turn 6. McDowell finished three laps down in 34th.
Saturday’s race was won by A.J. Allmendinger, who was making his first Nationwide start since 2008, the same year he scored his fourth and most recent last-place finish in the Cup Series race at Charlotte.
*This was Green’s second-consecutive last-place finish in the Nationwide event at Road America, both in TriStar Motorsports’ #10 Toyota.
THE BOTTOM FIVE
40) #10-Jeff Green / 2 laps / brakes
39) #4-Landon Cassill / 7 laps / engine
38) #70-Tony Raines / 20 laps / rear gear
37) #40-Reed Sorenson / 31 laps / chassis
36) #24-Derek White / 37 laps / oil leak
LASTCAR N'WIDE SERIES DRIVER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Jeff Green (6)
2nd) Tanner Berryhill, Joey Gase, Blake Koch, Johanna Long, Eric McClure, Michael McDowell, Robert Richardson, Jr., Dexter Stacey (1)
LASTCAR N'WIDE SERIES OWNER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) #10-TriStar Motorsports (6)
2nd) #14-TriStar Motorsports, #17-Vision Racing, #23-R3 Motorsports, #27-SR2 Motorsports, #52-Jimmy Means Racing, #70-ML Motorsports, #92-KH Motorsports, #00-SR2 Motorsports (1)
LASTCAR N'WIDE SERIES MANUFACTURER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Toyota (11)
2nd) Chevrolet (2)
3rd) Ford (1)