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Rough debut for owner-driver Marc Davis

Updated: March 21, 2009, 8:38 PM ET
By Ed Hinton

A rough welcome to Bristol Motor Speedway left 18-year-old Marc Davis short of his goal of a top-20 finish Saturday in his debut as the first African-American owner-driver in a major NASCAR race since Wendell Scott retired in 1973.

But, considering the circumstances, "I'm happy with it," Davis said of his 27th-place finish in the Scotts Lawn Builder 300. He had run as high as 19th before being spun out by Burney Lamar just past the halfway point of the Nationwide race.

The spin took ...

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