Mechanical Gremlins Slow Jason White at Nashville Nashville, TN -- August 7, 2010. Fast race trucks and good finishes do not always go hand-in-hand. Such was the case for Jason White Saturday night in the Nashville 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck...
Mechanical Gremlins Slow Jason White at Nashville
Nashville, TN -- August 7, 2010. Fast race trucks and good finishes do not always go hand-in-hand. Such was the case for Jason White Saturday night in the Nashville 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Nashville Superspeedway.
White's GunBroker.com/Outdoor Channel Outfitters No. 23 made a charge from the back of the field into the top-ten in just thirty laps before the engine expired in his Dodge RAM resulting in a twenty-eighth place finish.
Jason showed the speed in his Dodge RAM by posting a lap of 31.23 seconds at nearly 154 mph in the afternoon qualifying session giving him the eighth starting position for the 150-lap race. Whites truck erupted in a cloud of smoke coming to the checkers on the second lap of qualifying.
The team was forced to tighten the loose oil line dropping White to the tail of the field at the start of the race. Jason would not stay there long passing a dozen trucks before the first caution flew on lap four. By lap ten, he was up to eighteenth place and when the caution flew on lap twenty he had powered his way to sixteenth.
White brought the GunBroker.com/Outdoor Channel Outfitters No. 23 to the attention of the SS Green Light Racing crew under caution for tires and Sunoco fuel. When the green flew again, White was a man on a mission moving up to twelfth on lap twenty-five and into the top-ten by lap thirty.
Jason's impressive run would come to an abrupt halt on lap thirty-nine when the engine expired in the GunBroker.com/Outdoor Channel Outfitters No. 23 ending the impressive charge. He was credited with twenty-eighth in the final rundown behind winner Todd Bodine.
Jason was not that great early in practice," SS Green Light Racing General Manager Bobby Dotter said. "They made one change and the truck came to life."
"It looks like we developed a slow leak in the radiator and that caused the engine to overheat," Dotter continued. "It's a shame, Jason was really good in race trim and I think they would have had a good finish."
Despite the disappointing finish, White retained tenth in NCWTS point standings behind leader Todd Bodine.
The next race for Jason White and the SS Green Light team is the "Too Tough to Tame 200" at the Darlington Speedway on Saturday, August 14th. Outdoor Channel Outfitters will again be on the decklid of the GunBroker.com No. 23.