Tony Jackson Jr. Gears up for Texas Tony Jackson Jr. has aspired to join the ranks of NASCAR's top series since he began racing on the short tracks near his Lebanon, Missouri home some twelve years ago. Tony's dream is taking shape as he takes...
Tony Jackson Jr. Gears up for Texas
Tony Jackson Jr. has aspired to join the ranks of NASCAR's top series since he began racing on the short tracks near his Lebanon, Missouri home some twelve years ago. Tony's dream is taking shape as he takes the green flag in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the third time in 2010.
Jackson's first two starts in the SS Green Light Racing No. 07 have been very successful; in his debut at Martinsville, Tony finished 20th despite running out of fuel late in the race. In his second start in his home state of Kansas, Tony broke into the top-fifteen with an impressive performance.
Texas will be the third NWTS race for Jackson but this won't be his first rodeo at the fast mile and a half speedway just north of Dallas, TX. "I've run a late model several times in the ROMCO Series at Texas," explained Jackson. "I really don't think much of the experience in the late model will translate to the truck. In the late model, you are wide open all the time and it is more of a draft situation than we will see in the truck. The trucks punch a much bigger hole in the air."
"Texas is a little faster than Kansas, but I think having run the truck race at Kansas will translate more than the experience I have in the late model there."
"I'm really excited to get back in the truck, especially at Texas, it's a fantastic facility and the fans are always supportive down there," Jackson continued. "I've run a few races back home the last few weeks; we've won a couple, but the weather has won more than we have."
Crew Chief Jason Miller feels Jackson can pick up where he left off at Kansas. "We put two tires on at the end of the Kansas race and we got the truck too tight for Tony, he could have had a better finish than we did. If we can keep the truck comfortable for him, I think we can improve on the Kansas finish."
SS Green Light Racing General Manager Bobby Dotter has seen good things from his driver, "Tony has done a nice job at each of the first two races, and he has improved each and every time he gets on the track. Each track is a new challenge and a learning experience. He's doing real well."
Texas is the third of seven scheduled races for Jackson with the SS Green Light No. 07 team this season. By running a seven-race schedule, Jackson will retain his status for NCWTS rookie of the year in 2011.