Solid Finish in Indianapolis for Jason White Jason White had a solid run piloting the ...
Solid Finish in Indianapolis for Jason White
Jason White had a solid run piloting the #08 GunBroker.com Dodge from a 30th place start to finish 18th in Friday Night's Power Stroke Diesel 200 at O'Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis. White avoided several wrecks and managed to finish with a clean a truck. It was the second race in a row that White finished in the top-20. He rode as high as 3rd in the race and towards the end was in 16th and moving forward. A late race caution bunched up the field and White was shuffled back two positions before crossing the finish line.
"The car was tight at the end of the race," said White. "It's really hard to pass here and having a tight truck didn't make it any easier. But I'm happy with the finish. We stayed out of trouble and put together a good run."
"It's been a good way to start off the second half of the season," added White. "We have been so close to top-15 and top-10 finishes in the first half of the year, but some bad luck would get us. I'm hopeful we can keep building momentum throughout the rest of the year and consistently finish in the top half of the field."
Jason White and the GunBroker.com crew will have a couple of weeks off from the track, but will be working hard at the race shop to prepare for the next event at Nashville Superspeedway on August 9th.
Sean Murphy Down on Power Early in Indianapolis Truck Race
Sean Murphy started 31st and ended 27th driving the #07 ASILIMTED Chevy at O'Reilly Raceway Park on Friday night. It was far from the results that Murphy and the SS Green Light Racing team had hoped for after finishing 9th on their last short track race at Mansfield Motor Sport Park. Early on in the race Murphy's truck was underpowered. He made a long stop on pit road to investigate the possible engine trouble. When he returned to the track he was 2-laps down. Murphy fought a tight and poor handling race car throughout the night. He maintained enough speed to hold onto the 27th place finish and keep the truck clear of the many late race wrecks.
"We were down on power early in the race, but despite the engine trouble we really missed the setup this weekend," said Murphy. "The truck was really tight and there just wasn't much I could do with it. It's disappointing because we felt this would be a strong race for us."
"I was just rolling around out there to collect points, which is frustrating as a driver when you can't really get into the race," added Murphy. "I know this SS-Green Light crew works really hard to get these trucks prepped and set up good. We hit it right at Mansfield finishing in the top ten, but just missed something here."
Sean Murphy will turn his focus back to the ASA Late Model Series on August 9th for the second annual Crate American 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Murphy will be back in the #07 NASCAR Truck August 20th for another race at Bristol.