|SOURCE: Rubbin's Racin' Forums|
The finish came in Green’s 395th series start and his third last-place run in a row. When the series next competes at Texas on April 10, Green will have a chance to tie his own record as NASCAR’s only driver to finish last in four consecutive races. Green’s previous streak occurred in the XFINITY Series in August 2011.
Green was one of three drivers who did not participate in the opening practice session, then timed in 35th in Happy Hour and 33rd for the race at an average speed of 171.127 mph, the slowest car that did not need a provisional to start the race. Under green 2 laps into the event, Green pulled behind the wall. David Starr was the highest-finishing of Green’s teammates, coming home 15th in the #44 Zachry Toyota, one spot ahead of Cale Conley in the #14 Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America Toyota.
Finishing 39th was Carl Long, whose Lap 18 exit due to suspension issues put Derek White’s #40 Braille Battery / Grafoid Dodge into the next-to-last spot for the third time this season. 38th went to Austin Dillon, the Las Vegas winner, who after starting 7th lost the engine on his #33 Ruud Chevrolet after 42 laps, followed five laps later by Cup Series last-placer Sam Hornish, Jr., and his #98 DenBeste Water Solutions / Biagi Bros. Ford. Finishing 36th with suspension issues was Dakoda Armstrong and the #43 WinField Ford, his first-ever finish inside the Bottom Five.
*This is Green’s second-consecutive last-place finish in the XFINITY Series race at Fontana and his fourth out of the last six.
*Green is the first driver to finish last in a XFINITY Series race at Fontana with brake issues as the listed cause since October 10, 2009, when Chase Miller’s #47 ConstructionJobs.com Toyota exited after 3 laps of the Copart 300.
THE BOTTOM FIVE
40) #10-Jeff Green / 2 laps / brakes
39) #40-Carl Long / 18 laps / suspension
38) #33-Austin Dillon / 42 laps / engine
37) #98-Sam Hornish, Jr. / 47 laps / engine
36) #43-Dakoda Armstrong / 76 laps / suspension
2015 LASTCAR XFINITY SERIES DRIVER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Jeff Green (3)
2nd) Dexter Bean, Morgan Shepherd (1)
2015 LASTCAR XFINITY SERIES OWNER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) #10-TriStar Motorsports (3)
2nd) #89-Shepherd Racing Ventures, #92-King Autosport (1)
2015 LASTCAR XFINITY SERIES MANUFACTURER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Toyota (3)
2nd) Chevrolet (2)