Eighth at Charlotte Charlotte, NC -- May 21, 2010. Jason White started the 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on fire by winning the pole and finishing fourth at Daytona. The GunBroker.com team has been fast, but not spectacular since. On ...
Eighth at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC -- May 21, 2010. Jason White started the 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on fire by winning the pole and finishing fourth at Daytona. The GunBroker.com team has been fast, but not spectacular since. On Friday night, White returned to the front of the field, running in the top-five for much of the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 before settling in eighth place at the finish early Saturday morning.
White qualified the GunBroker.com Dodge sixteenth on Friday afternoon turning a lap of 30.78 seconds at over 174 mph at the track known as "The Beast of the Southeast." The races 8:00 starting time was delayed nearly three hours as a heavy rainstorm pounded the track late in the afternoon with the green flag not flying until 11:00pm.
The GunBroker.com No. 23 looked good early, with Jason steadily improving his position up to eleventh when crew chief Doug Howe called him to the pit on lap thirty for four tires and a chassis adjustment.
Driving a truck he named "50-Cal" White looked like he was shot out of a cannon after the pit stop as the changes the GunBroker.com team made turned his No. 23 Dodge into a black and gold rocket.
White passed some of the best trucks in the field including Matt Crafton, Mike Skinner and point's leader Aric Almorola as he worked his way into the top-five by the races 70th lap. Jason would race his way to fourth on lap 90 of the 134-lap race.
White's GunBroker.com Dodge was very fast in long runs and would run in that top-five racing hard against Todd Bodine, James Buescher and Sprint Cup regular Elliott Saddler until a series of late race cautions bunched the field. White was caught in the middle of a three-wide at the last restart with only three laps remaining and could not work his GunBroker.com Dodge back into the top-five finishing eighth in the race that ended early Saturday morning.
"Doug and the guys did a great job with this truck and the over-the-wall crew had another solid race with great pit stops. We were really good on the long runs," White said. "It just took us a couple laps to get going."
I really think we had a truck capable of finishing in the top three or four, but all the cautions at the end cost us a few spots. It's hard to be upset when you finish in the top-ten, but we should have finished better." White explained. "The points are so tight right now, we just have to keep getting good finishes."
Jason moved up to ninth in the NCWTS point standing after the season's seventh race behind new leader Todd Bodine. He is only twenty-seven points behind fifth place Matt Crafton.
The next race for Jason White and the GunBroker.com team is the WinStar World Casino 400K at the Texas Motor Speedway on Friday, June 4th, 2010.