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The finish was Green’s ninth of the season, his second in a row, and his fifth in the last seven races. It occurred in his 404th series start.
Green did not complete a timed lap in Friday’s opening practice session, but clocked in 30th in Happy Hour and stayed in that spot in qualifying, turning in a lap of 123.888 mph. Green was one of 39 entries for the race, guaranteeing him a spot, and Jimmy Means again entered his second car as a post-entry, this time putting Matt Frahm back in the #79 Jimmy Means Racing Chevrolet.
Frahm secured the 40th starting spot, but it was Green who first pulled behind the wall after three laps.
Josh Reaume, this week the driver of Derek White’s #40 Braille Battery / Grafoid Dodge for Motorsports Business Management, was bumped to 38th as two entries from JD Motorsports struggled in the first quarter of the race. First to fall out from Johnny Davis’ stable was Harrison Rhodes, whose unsponsored #0 Chevrolet lost the engine after 16 laps and ended up 39th. 37th then went to Ross Chastain, whose #4 Watermelon.org Chevrolet crashed off Turn 2 on Lap 37. Finishing 36th was the #89 Racing With Jesus Chevrolet of Morgan Shepherd, which extended driver and team’s Bottom Five streak to nine straight starts.
*This marks Green’s third last-place finish in the previous four XFINITY Series races at New Hampshire.
*This is the first last-place finish by the #19 in an XFINITY Series race at New Hampshire.
THE BOTTOM FIVE
40) #19-Jeff Green / 3 laps / vibration
39) #0-Harrison Rhodes / 16 laps / engine
38) #40-Josh Reaume / 24 laps / brakes
37) #4-Ross Chastain / 36 laps / crash
36) #89-Morgan Shepherd / 40 laps / brakes
2015 LASTCAR XFINITY SERIES DRIVER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Jeff Green (9)
2nd) Dexter Bean (2)
3rd) C.J. Faison, Mike Harmon, Charles Lewandoski, Carl Long, Morgan Shepherd, Derek White (1)
2015 LASTCAR XFINITY SERIES OWNER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) TriStar Motorsports (10)
2nd) King Autosport, Motorsports Business Management (2)
3rd) JGL Racing, Mike Harmon Racing, Shepherd Racing Ventures (1)
2015 LASTCAR XFINITY SERIES MANUFACTURER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Toyota (12)
2nd) Chevrolet (3)
3rd) Dodge (2)