Sunday, September 8, 2013

TRUCKS: Lafferty Finishes Last For Third Different Manufacturer In 2013

SOURCE: Rubbin's Racin' Forums
CORRECTION (July 12, 2020): Thank you to LASTCAR reader Lucas G. who provided updated information on this finish. Photographic evidence proves that Lafferty ran a Chevrolet, not a RAM, and that Cobb ran the RAM instead. The season statistics and overall manufacturer rankings have now been updated to reflect this update.

Chris Lafferty picked up the 7th last-place finish of his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career in Sunday’s Fan Appreciation 200 at the Iowa Speedway when his #0 Horejsi Graphics RAM Chevrolet fell out with handling woes after he completed 5 of the races 212 laps.

The finish was Lafferty’s fourth of 2013 and his second in a row.  He now holds a two-finish lead in the 2013 LASTCAR Truck Series Driver’s Championship.

Lafferty qualified last in the 36-truck field with an average speed of 123.466 mph.  While he drove a Chevrolet to the inaugural last-place finish at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park last week, both he and team owner Jennifer Jo Cobb drove Dodges with new sponsor Horejsi Graphics aboard.  While Cobb finished 26th, Lafferty exited the race first to score the 36th spot.

Lafferty has now finished last for three different manufacturers in 2013: Dodge (Iowa II), Chevrolet (Canadian Tire), and Ford (Kentucky, Iowa I).  There is no word as of yet if Lafferty will run Toyotas before season’s end.

Lafferty edged Jimmy Weller for last place, the Ohio driver falling out three laps later in his second career series start.  Mike Harmon turned in the slowest time in qualifying, then pulled out of the race after 15 laps, followed by Bryan Silas with his worst finish since Martinsville and two-time 2013 last-placer Chris Jones in the #93 RSS Racing Chevrolet.

*Lafferty has swept both Truck Series last-place finishes at Iowa in 2013.

36) #0-Chris Lafferty / 5 laps / handling
35) #07-Jimmy Weller / 8 laps / clutch
34) #84-Mike Harmon / 15 laps / overheating
33) #99-Bryan Silas / 16 laps / rear gear
32) #93-Chris Jones / 20 laps / rear gear

1st) Chris Lafferty (4)
2nd) Johnny Chapman, Chris Jones (2)
3rd) Jeff Babcock, Ryan Blaney, Ricky Ehrgott, Mike Harmon, Jennifer Jo Cobb, Scott Riggs, Scott Saunders (1)

1st) #0-Jennifer Jo Cobb (5)
2nd) #38-RSS Racing, #84-Chris Fontaine, #93-RSS Racing (2)
3rd) #10-Jennifer Jo Cobb, #29-Brad Keselowski, #81-Bobby Dotter, #92-Ricky Benton (1)

1st) Chevrolet (8)
2nd) Ford (4)
3rd) RAM (2)
4th) Toyota (1)

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