Jason White Looking Forward To "Going Home" "Driver of No. 08 GunBroker.com Dodge Returns To Martinsville For The First Time Since 2001" MARTINSVILLE, Virginia (March 26, 2008) - - The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series resumes action at...
Jason White Looking Forward To "Going Home"
"Driver of No. 08 GunBroker.com Dodge Returns To Martinsville For The First Time Since 2001"
MARTINSVILLE, Virginia (March 26, 2008) - - The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series resumes action at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday, March 29th for the Kroger 250. It will be one of the biggest events on the 2008 calendar for NASCAR driver Jason White. White, driver of the No. 08 GunBroker.com Dodge Ram for SS-Green Light Racing is from Powhatan, Virginia. White would like nothing more than to reward his hometown fans, friends and family with a solid finish in the event.
"Racing at Martinsville is a big deal to me," said White, who is in his first year of competition with the newly formed joint-venture team SS-Green Light Racing. "It's been a long-time since I've actually been there, but it's a track that holds a lot of value to me. I love short track racing. When you can throw that type of racing and a hometown race; it's a win-win situation."
Sitting 26th in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series point standings, White knows that a solid run is vital in gaining ground on the rest of the competition.
"We need a good run," explained White, who will make his 33rd NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start at Martinsville. "We've had some good trucks but for one reason or another haven't been able to produce the finishes that this team deserves. Hopefully Martinsville will turn it around."
Even though it's his home state, where he grew up racing go-karts, modified's and late models, White only has one prior start at the Martinsville, Virginia track. Rewinding back to his first year of NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series competition, White drove his No. 86 Dodge from the 27th starting position and moved solidly through the field to net a 13th place finish.
"It's been a while since that day in 2001," added White. "That day was good, real good. But it's time to update the record book. I would like to put our No. 08 GunBroker.com Dodge into the top-10 and put our 2008 season back on track."
When asked about surviving Martinsville, White paused but was quick to answer.
"Using your head and having brakes," stated White, who currently holds 72 starts between the NASCAR Nationwide and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. "Every driver has to try and remind themselves that they cannot win a short track race in the first thirty laps. You have to be around in the end. At Martinsville in particular, you have to have brakes. Without brakes, it can be a real long day."
"For us it's about qualifying strong and staying near the lead pack. With a little luck we'll be able to have a good run and really give all the Virginia natives something to be proud about."
It's also the home state for GunBroker.com Marketing Director, Dwayne Gaulding. He often moonlights during the races as the spotter for White. "Personally and as a company we are really looking forward to Martinsville. It's our home turf and we hope to have a good showing for GunBroker.com, Jason and the SS Green Light Racing team and most of all our home state fans," said Gaulding.