Sunday, July 14, 2013

TRUCKS: Chris Lafferty Ties Johnny Chapman For 2013 LASTCAR Truck Lead

SOURCE: Troy Whitaker
Chris Lafferty picked up the 5th last-place finish of his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career in Saturday’s Amercian Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen at the Iowa Speedway when his #0 Driven2Honor.org Ford fell out with rear end problems after he completed 3 of the race’s 200 laps.

The finish was Lafferty’s second of the season and his second in a row, following his last-place run at Kentucky two weeks ago.  Lafferty and Johnny Chapman, who have combined to sweep the last four last-place finishes, are now tied for the 2013 LASTCAR Truck Series lead with two finishes apiece.  Jo Cobb’s #0 remains the leader in the LASTCAR Owners Championship thanks to Scott Saunders’ last-place run at Kansas.

Just 35 trucks showed up to compete in Saturday’s race, so Lafferty secured the 34th spot with the slowest timed lap of 120.468 mph.  35th-place starter Bryan Silas failed to complete a qualifying lap.

Lafferty pulled behind the wall during the opening green-flag run.  He was followed four laps later by the #93 RSS Racing entry driven by Chris Jones, marking the seventh consecutive race Jones has finished in the Bottom Five.  Danny Efland came home 33rd in the Chris Fontaine-owned #84 followed by Lafferty’s team owner Jennifer Jo Cobb in her #10 Dodge RAM.  Rounding out the Bottom Five was Brendan Gaughan, who after qualifying 4th for the third consecutive race, ended up with his worst finish of 2013.

LASTCAR STATISTICS
*This is the first last-place finish for both Lafferty and the #0 in a Truck Series race at Iowa.

THE BOTTOM FIVE
35) #0-Chris Lafferty / 3 laps / rear end
34) #93-Chris Jones / 7 laps / vibration
33) #84-Dany Efland / 11 laps / vibration
32) #10-Jennifer Jo Cobb / 20 laps / engine
31) #62-Brendan Gaughan / 159 laps / running

LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES DRIVER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Johnny Chapman, Chris Lafferty (2)
2nd) Mike Harmon, Jennifer Jo Cobb, Chris Jones, Scott Riggs, Scott Saunders (1)

LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES OWNER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) #0-Jennifer Jo Cobb (3)
2nd) #38-RSS Racing (2)
3rd) #10-Jennifer Jo Cobb, #84-Chris Fontaine, #92-Ricky Benton, #93-RSS Racing (1)

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

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