|SOURCE: Rubbin's Racin' Forums|
The finish was Koch’s fourth of the 2014 season and his second in a row, following last week’s run at Texas. For TriStar Motorsports, it is their twelfth consecutive last-place finish. Jeff Green, NASCAR’s all-time last-place finisher and the driver with this season’s other three last-place runs, finished next-to-last in TriStar’s #91, four laps behind.
40 cars showed up to fill the 40-car field, so Koch secured the final starting spot for the second consecutive week, this time putting up a lap of 156.015 mph. Koch only participated in the final practice session, putting up the 37th-fastest time out of 39 drivers. The only driver to skip that session was teammate Jeff Green, who started two spots in front of Koch in 38th.
At the start of the race, Koch remained at the back, then pulled behind the wall in the opening laps. Green followed four laps later.
Ahead of Koch and Green in the finishing order was Matt DiBenedetto, who earned his sixth-consecutive bottom-five finish in The Motorsports Group’s #46 Chevrolet. Ryan Sieg came home 37th following a hard crash on the backstretch in his #39 Damn Good Jerky Chevrolet. Rounding out the Bottom Five was Matt Carter, who gave the JGL Racing #13 its third Bottom Five in its last three starts and its second in a row.
*This is the first Nationwide Series last-place finish for Koch, TriStar Motorsports, and the #10 at Darlington.
THE BOTTOM FIVE
40) #10-Blake Koch / 2 laps / vibration
39) #91-Jeff Green / 6 laps / brakes
38) #46-Matt DiBenedetto / 7 laps / overheating
37) #39-Ryan Sieg / 16 laps / crash
36) #13-Matt Carter / 30 laps / rear gear
LASTCAR N'WIDE SERIES DRIVER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Blake Koch (4)
2nd) Jeff Green (3)
LASTCAR N'WIDE SERIES OWNER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) #10-TriStar Motorsports (5)
2nd) #91-TriStar Motorsports (2)
LASTCAR N'WIDE SERIES MANUFACTURER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Toyota (7)