The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to the mile and a half Chicagoland Speedway for the second time in series history on Friday night. The SS Green Light Racing entry of Jason White will again have a much different look, as White will be...
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to the mile and a half Chicagoland Speedway for the second time in series history on Friday night. The SS Green Light Racing entry of Jason White will again have a much different look, as White will be behind the wheel of a Chevy Silverado for the first time in several years.
White's No. 23 Chevy, along with teammate Tony Jackson Jr. will carry the colors of ASI Limited, an Indianapolis based leader in the building enclosure industry with associate sponsorship from Akzo-Nobel.
White's strong start to 2010 has taken a downward turn over the last three weeks with three straight motor failures leading to three straight DNF's and dropped the Virginia native out of the top-ten in the 2010 NCWTS point standings.
"It's been tough these last few weeks, last week at Bristol we came from seventeenth to fifth in less than thirty laps. Then to loose a motor when your that good is really hard to swallow," White said. "We've taken a big hit in the points and we have nine races to turn this season back around."
The team had actually planned to run the Silverado at Chicago prior to the latest setback at Bristol last week. "The truck we are running has a good history on the speedways, but it has been totally rebuilt since it was last raced at Charlotte back in May. I think it it's going to be a good truck, but you never know after you hang a new body on one of these things."
"We're looking at all our options for the rest of the year, but for this week at Chicago, I'll be in a Chevy," White explained. "We had a pretty good truck at Chicago last year, I think we qualified ninth but we got out of sequence on green flag stops and that put us a lap down. I'm ready to get back to the track and turn this thing back around."
The Chicagoland race is a homecoming for SS Green Light Racing General Manager Bobby Dotter who grew up racing on the short-tracks of the Chicago area. "It's always great to come back home and see old friends, family and fans, "Dotter said.
"We had a good run last year finishing seventh so we are bringing that same truck this week for Jason," he added. "We had actually planned to run Jason in this truck at Texas earlier in the year, but it got tore up at Charlotte. It's been rebuilt and we think it's the best truck in our fleet to get Jason to the front here at Chicago."
The Chicagoland Camping World Truck Series 225 marks 237th consecutive start in the NCWTS for SS Green Light Racing and the 96th career start for White in the Truck series.
The NCWTS drivers will have a special autograph session on Friday at 1:00 p.m. behind the front stretch grandstands.