Homestead: Jason White preview

Jason White Ready for Ford 200 Jason White came into the 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with a plan, using the combined efforts of the GunBroker.com team and the SS Green Light Racing team White set lofty goals of winning a race,...

Jason White Ready for Ford 200

Jason White came into the 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with a plan, using the combined efforts of the GunBroker.com team and the SS Green Light Racing team White set lofty goals of winning a race, winning a pole and finishing in the top-five in the point standings. With only one race left in the season, White and the SS Green Light Racing team have come close to achieving those goals.

White earned his first career pole at the season opener at Daytona and nearly repeated at Talladega. Jason has three top-five finishes and seven top-ten finishes this season, both career bests. He is currently tenth in the standings, improving six spots over his best finish in 2009. His average start of 14.6 and finish of 15.1 are both career bests. The season has been held back only by four engine failures, which have cost White and the team several positions in the standings.

Jason is also the first driver to race all four manufacturers throughout the 2010 season as the team searched for answers and tried to find a competitive advantage at each of the twenty tracks the series visited.

The points battle for the tenth in the NCWTS point standings tightened up after last weeks disappointing engine failure last week at Phoenix; Jason is now only twenty-three points ahead of James Buescher and fifty-five points ahead of Ricky Carmichael for the coveted tenth place in the standings. "We were in a pretty good position point wise going into Phoenix. A solid finish there would have put us in good shape, but now things have tightened up quite a bit. Just like they did for Denny (Hamlin) in the Cup Series."

"We're going to run a Ford this week at Homestead. We bought this truck from Roush-Fenway earlier in the year and we've run it twice; finishing seventh at Michigan and fourth at Kentucky so we think it give us our best shot on mile and a half at Miami. We should be good, I'm excited to get to the track."

"Doug (Crew Chief Doug Howe) and the GunBroker guys have worked hard, we've tried a lot of different things to help improve the race team," he added. "It's been a successful year, but it's also been disappointing where we have come up just short. I'd really like to get that first victory for GunBroker.com this weekend, we've been so close a couple times this year."

The Ford 200 is White's 104th NCWTS start and the 245th consecutive NCWTS start for the SS Green Light Racing team.

-source: ssglr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Jason White , Ricky Carmichael , James Buescher