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SS Green Light Racing Returns to Truck Series at Charlotte After a Short Break, the ...

SS Green Light Racing Returns to Truck Series at Charlotte
After a Short Break, the #07 and #08 NASCAR Truck Series teams Return to Action for Seven Consecutive Races

Mickel in the Media but Focused On Return to Truck Series

Mooresville, NC (Monday May 12, 2008) -- John Mickel spends most weekends as a NASCAR color commentator for SKY Sports, a television network out of the UK that broadcasts live NASCAR Sprint Cup races. After landing in Charlotte, North Carolina last week, his primary focus has been preparing for his entry into the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race this coming Friday at Lowes Motor Speedway. But Mickel will not be far from the media.

He spent last Saturday night at Darlington interviewing a few drivers for SKY Sports. With his SKY Sports job duties behind him, he'll spend much of his time this week talking to media about his upcoming race. Mickel was a guest on several racing related radio shows yesterday and can be heard on several more today. His last media appearance will be early Friday morning as a guest on FOX News Rising, a local Charlotte morning television news show. Although he understands the media obligations and is pleased to make the appearances, the main focus of his trip to the United States and back to NASCAR is to race. Mickel will pilot the #07 Torque Speed, Dudman Group, Contac Chevy on Friday night. It will be his 7th start in the series.

"It's great to be back racing in the NASCAR Truck Series," said Mickel. "I enjoy the media side of things, but I'm a racer and what I'm most looking forward to is going out and having a good run. We want to lay a foundation and build on some momentum and sponsorship for a more full time effort in 2009."

Jason White Looks to Continue Momentum in Charlotte

Jason White finished a season best 15th at Kansas Speedway a few weeks ago. He and his GunBroker.com crew had a few weeks off from racing, but despite the break are hoping to carry momentum from that solid finish into this Friday night's North Carolina Education Lottery 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Race at Lowes Motor Speedway. White spent the first part of the season running well during races, but often bad luck kept the team from posting top finishes. After the Kansas finish White made a significant jump in the point's championship. He heads into Charlotte with a turn of confidence, knowing that he and his team can gain even more ground.

"When you look back on our first several races if luck had gone our way we could potentially be in the top ten in points right now," expressed White. "But you can't look at racing that way. We have continued to learn each race and develop as a team. Our persistence paid off well in Kansas and we can do the same in Charlotte."

"We have a streak of 7 consecutive races coming up," added White. "It's a good opportunity for us to focus and have solid consistency over the next several weeks. I'm ready and I'm excited about getting back to racing every weekend."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Jason White , John Mickel