Grant Enfinger picked up the 1st last-place finish of his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career in Sunday’s Good Sam Roadside Assistance 200 at the Rockingham Speedway when his unsponsored #60 Turn One Racing Chevrolet fell out with transmission problems after completing 12 of the race’s 200 laps. The finish came in Enfinger’s fifth series start.
Enfinger, a standout in the ARCA series, qualified a strong 9th in Sunday’s field at a speed of 142.885 mph. He avoided disaster when point leader and Daytona winner John King crashed on the backstretch on Lap 4, but pulled behind the wall soon after the ensuing restart. King returned to complete a total of 56 laps, leaving Enfinger in the 36th and final finishing position. King finished 33rd.
*This was the first Truck Series last-place finish for Stacy Compton’s Turn One Racing team since Talladega last fall, when J.J. Yeley drove the team’s #66 until a transmission problem after the opening lap. Two days before Sunday’s race, Compton missed qualifying for his first Cup race since Daytona in 2003 when his #74 Cup car was too slow in time trials at Texas.
*The last time the #60 finished last in a Truck race was in 2010, when current Formula 1 driver Narain Karthikeyan crashed his SafeAuto Insurance Chevrolet 7 laps into the O’Reilly Auto Parts 200 at Kansas. At the time, the #60 was owned by Jeff Wyler.
*Sunday’s race was the first for any of NASCAR’s top three divisions at Rockingham since February 22, 2004. In the Cup race held that day, Joe Ruttman finished last, his #09 Phoenix Racing Dodge parked after the opening lap because the team failed to bring a pit crew to the track.
THE BOTTOM FIVE
36) #60-Grant Enfinger / 12 laps / transmission
35) #07-Johnny Chapman / 13 laps / clutch
34) #18-Jason Leffler / 19 laps / engine
33) #7-John King / 56 laps / crash
32) #99-Bryan Silas / 119 laps / crash
LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES DRIVER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Rick Crawford, Grant Enfinger, Jason Leffler (1)
LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES OWNER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) #18-Kyle Busch Motorsports, #60-Turn One Racing, #74-Mike Harmon (1)
LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES MANUFACTURER'S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Chevrolet (2)
2nd) Toyota (1)