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The finish was Green’s series-leading sixth of the 2015 season and his second in a row. The finish occurred in his 400th series start, a career that began on September 8, 1990 with a 22nd-place run in the Autolite 200 at Richmond while driving owner John Boatman’s #81 Pinnacle Racing Chevrolet.
Green remained in TriStar’s plain white #19 Toyota, which this week was one of 41 entries before the withdrawal of Aric Almirola’s #98 DenBeste Water Solutions / Shelby American Ford. With all the remaining entries guaranteed a starting spot in Saturday’s race, Green ran 27th-fastest in the opening session and did not participate in Happy Hour. He timed in 31st for the race at an average speed of 146.336 mph.
Seconds before the first caution of Saturday’s race fell for Ryan Sieg’s spin in Turn 4, Green pulled his Toyota behind the wall, done for the day. The next two retirements came when both Morgan Shepherd in his #89 Racing With Jesus Chevrolet and Carl Long in the #40 Braille Battery / Grafoid Toyota exited after 33 laps. Rounding out the Bottom Five were Jamie Dick and Brian Scott, who were involved in a grinding accident on Lap 64 where Scott’s crashing #2 ACME / Kraft Singles Chevrolet slid into the path of Dick’s #55 Viva Auto Group Chevrolet, eliminating both from competition.
*This is Green’s first XFINITY Series last-place finish at Dover since October 1, 2011, when his unsponsored #44 TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet fell out with a vibration after he completed 1 lap of the OneMain Financial 200.
*This is the first last-place finish for the #19 in an XFINITY Series race at Dover since June 3, 1989 when Steve Grissom’s #1 Texas Pete Sauces Pontiac lost the engine after 33 laps of the Budweiser 200.
THE BOTTOM FIVE
40) #19-Jeff Green / 3 laps / vibration
39) #89-Morgan Shepherd / 33 laps / overheating
38) #40-Carl Long / 33 laps / engine
37) #55-Jamie Dick / 62 laps / crash
36) #2-Brian Scott / 63 laps / crash
2015 LASTCAR XFINITY SERIES DRIVER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Jeff Green (6)
2nd) Dexter Bean, Mike Harmon, Charles Lewandoski, Carl Long, Morgan Shepherd, Derek White (1)
2015 LASTCAR XFINITY SERIES OWNER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) TriStar Motorsports (7)
2nd) Motorsports Business Management (2)
3rd) King Autosport, Mike Harmon Racing, Shepherd Racing Ventures (1)
2015 LASTCAR XFINITY SERIES MANUFACTURER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Toyota (8)
2nd) Chevrolet, Dodge (2)