|SOURCE: NASCAR Media|
The finish was Green’s tenth of 2013 and his second in a row. He now has twice as many last-place finishes in the series as second-ranked Jeff Fuller’s 24. It’s his 52nd across all three of NASCAR’s top divisions, fifteen more than second-ranked Joe Nemechek’s 37. With thirteen races to go in 2013, Green needs just three more last-place finishes to break the single-season record he set last year.
Green qualified 29th for Saturday’s race at an average speed of 129.587 mph, ranking him third among the field’s ten “go-or-go-homers” behind 12th-place Kenny Wallace and 27th-place Joey Gase, who now trails Green by eight last-place finishes in the 2013 LASTCAR Nationwide Series standings.
Green was the first car behind the wall, followed one lap later by Jason Bowles in The Motorsports Group’s #46. Blake Koch returned to SR2 Motorsports’ #00 for the first time since Loudon and came home 38th, giving the team its fifth bottom-five finish in the last seven races. T.J. Bell finished 37th in The Motorsports Group’s other “start-and-park” entry, #42, followed by Carl Long in the Rick Ware-prepared #15.
*This was Green’s fifth last-place finish in a Nationwide Series race at Iowa and his fourth in a row in the August event, all four coming with different “start-and-park” teams for TriStar Motorsports. However, it is the first time he’s swept both Iowa last-place finishes in the same season.
THE BOTTOM FIVE
40) #10-Jeff Green / 3 laps / vibration
39) #46-Jason Bowles / 4 laps / vibration
38) #00-Blake Koch / 5 laps / brakes
37) #42-T.J. Bell / 6 laps / vibration
36) #15-Carl Long / 13 laps / handling
LASTCAR N'WIDE SERIES DRIVER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Jeff Green (10)
2nd) Joey Gase (2)
3rd) Tanner Berryhill, Blake Koch, Johanna Long, Eric McClure, Michael McDowell, Robert Richardson, Jr., Morgan Shepherd, Dexter Stacey (1)
LASTCAR N'WIDE SERIES OWNER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) #10-TriStar Motorsports (10)
2nd) #52-Jimmy Means Racing (2)
3rd) #14-TriStar Motorsports, #17-Vision Racing, #23-R3 Motorsports, #27-SR2 Motorsports, #70-ML Motorsports, #89-Shepherd Racing Ventures, #92-KH Motorsports, #00-SR2 Motorsports (1)
LASTCAR N'WIDE SERIES MANUFACTURER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Toyota (16)
2nd) Chevrolet (2)
3rd) Dodge, Ford (1)