Martinsville Bites Jason White Martinsville, VA -- March 27, 2010. Jason White would like to forget about this weekends visit to the Martinsville Speedway. Returning to his home state of Virginia sitting third in NASCAR Camping World Series...
Martinsville Bites Jason White
Martinsville, VA -- March 27, 2010. Jason White would like to forget about this weekends visit to the Martinsville Speedway. Returning to his home state of Virginia sitting third in NASCAR Camping World Series point standings, White and the GunBroker.com team were poised for a strong run. After running in the top-fifteen for the first half of the race, racing luck would bite White as he was caught in a wreck on lap 146 and ended up 29th in the final rundown.
Rain on Friday afternoon cut short qualifying and the field was set by last years owner points giving Jason the seventeenth starting position. By the fifteenth lap, White moved into the top-fifteen when he radioed to the crew that he was "Tight off the corner." So when the races first caution flew on lap 28, Crew Chief Doug Howe called white to the pits for fuel and chassis adjustments.
Jason keep the GunBroker.com No. 23 in the top-fifteen and looked strong after the restart moving up to twelfth on lap sixty-five. White took four tires on the second caution along with another chassis adjustment to loosen the truck on the second caution on lap 75. A great stop by the SS Green Light crew got Jason out in tenth at the restart.
As the race wore on, the handle on the GunBoker.com Dodge was still not up to Whites liking and he slid back several positions. Another quick caution on lap 93 prompted Howe to call White back to the pit for several more chassis adjustments to try to find some extra speed for the second half of the race.
White was mired in traffic through the middle of the race while working his way toward the front when Austin Dillon got into the side of Ricky Carmichael who spun directly in front of White. Carmichaels Chevy slid down the banking directly into the path of the GunBroker.com No. 23 and White made heavy contact with the right front of his truck.
White was forced behind pit wall while the SS Green Light crew had to cut away the twisted sheet metal from the nose of his truck and replace the radiator, which was damaged in the contact. With a great effort by the Doug Howe-led crew, White returned to the track 44 laps down where he was able to continue and finished the race in a disappointing 29th place behind winner Kevin Harvick.
"I don't have much to say, it's racing at Martinsville," White said after the race. "At the short-tracks stuff like this happens."
"We weren't great, but we were good enough to get back into the top-ten. It's a same because it cost us a bunch of points today."
The unfortunate finish dropped White to sixth in NCWTS point standings, 130 behind leader Timothy Peters.
The next race for Jason White and the GunBroker.com team is Friday night April 2nd at the Nashville Speedway.