Jason White Ready to Tame Darlington After a six-year absence, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to the sixty-one year old Darlington Raceway for a Saturday night shootout under the lights at the track many racers have found too ...
Jason White Ready to Tame Darlington
After a six-year absence, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to the sixty-one year old Darlington Raceway for a Saturday night shootout under the lights at the track many racers have found too tough to tame. For years Darlington Raceway has been a monument to some of the greatest racing in NASCAR's history.
Jason White and the SS Green Light Racing team are up to the challenge of the tricky track and are ready to avenge their first DNF of the 2010 season following mechanical issues last week at Nashville. The team is bringing 50-Cal, the same chassis they ran last week to the egg-shaped mile and one-third track in search of their fifth top-ten finish of the 2010 NCWTS season.
"We had a great truck last week at Nashville," White said. "We were headed to the front when we had troubles so I'm really excited to bring 50-Cal back to Darlington."
"We've got Outdoor Channel Outfitters on the decklid of the GunBroker.com No. 23 again this week. We're going to try to get them a full race this week," Jason added with his familiar smile.
Darlington Raceway is a tricky 1.366-mile egg shaped oval, the track is old & narrow and the racing groove is right up against the wall. One small mistake can lead to a famed "Darlington Stripe" on the side of your truck.
"You can't avoid it, it's going to happen," said Jason. "If you're running fast at Darlington, you're eventually going to earn your stripe!"
There are just 32 trucks on the pre-entry list for the Too Tough to Tame 200. Only seven of the drivers entered have previously raced at Darlington in the NCWTS. Jason is one of the seven having made a start in the series at the historic track in 2001, finishing twenty-fifth.
"I'm sure the track is different, there was no safer barrier or any of that stuff when I was there before. I know it's going to be tough, but I'm looking forward to it."
White stands tenth in the NCWTS points fourteen races into the twenty-five race 2010 schedule.