TALLADEGA, AL (October 8, 2012) – Jason White and his GunBroker.com team had Talladega Superspeedway circled on their calendar early in the season with their sights set on visiting Victory Lane for the first time. But in typical restrictor plate racing style, a very strong truck and shot at the Winners Circle was dashed in the “Big One” on the final lap. As a result, White and his No. 23 GunBroker.com Ford were relegated to a devastating 20th-place finish in the running of the fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola.
“That was as devastating a finish to a race as I have ever had,” stated White. “Our GunBroker.com Ford was awesome all day and I think that showed with our qualifying run as well as going from the back of the pack to the lead in two short laps. We were leading there with just a few laps to go and Kurt (Busch) and I were going to work together and fight it out on the last lap, but we got shuffled back there a few spots and then got caught up in just a typical last lap incident at Talladega. ”
The 20th-place finish dropped White to 11th position in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers’ standings – a mere 11 points out of the tenth position.
“I really want to thank all of the guys on my team for their hard work all year and especially on this truck,” added Jason. “This was the same truck we had in Daytona and it was just super strong there and this week as well. I think we had the best truck out there today and sometimes the best truck doesn’t always win and that was the case today. As much as this one hurts, we just need to keep our heads held high and prepare for Martinsville in a few weeks.”
Source: Jason White media