Motor Issue Sidelines Jason White at Darlington Darlington, SC -- August 14, 2010. For the second straight week, Jason White and the SS Green Light team came up short as the powerplant expired in his GunBroker.com/Outdoor Channel Outfitters...
Motor Issue Sidelines Jason White at Darlington
Darlington, SC -- August 14, 2010. For the second straight week, Jason White and the SS Green Light team came up short as the powerplant expired in his GunBroker.com/Outdoor Channel Outfitters Dodge on lap fifty-seven of the 147-lap race.
Jason earned his first Darlington stripe early in the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice session before qualifying eleventh for the 200-mile race with a lap of 29.12 seconds on the tricky mile and a third racetrack.
The excitement started early for White on the narrow racing surface when he broke loose and slid sideways onto the apron on the races tenth lap attempting to pass Austin Dillon for tenth spot. Jason did a great job of saving the truck from spinning, getting the truck collected on the apron without coming back onto the racing surface.
Jason restarted at the tail of the thirty-six-truck field following some quick repairs by the SS Green Light crew.
White's GunBroker.com/Outdoor Channel Outfitters No. 23 made a charge from the back of the field over the next thirty laps breaking into the top-fifteen when the engine suddenly expired in his Dodge RAM resulting in a twenty-seventh place finish.
"I'm disappointed, what else can I say. The GunBroker truck was good and we were headed back to the top-ten," White said. "We have to put this behind us and be sure we are ready for Bristol. We had a great truck there last year and led the most laps."
With a total of nine caution flags, Darlington Raceway lived up to its nickname of "Too Tough to Tame" with only twenty of the thirty-six starters running at the end of the 200-mile race. Todd Bodine went on to win his second straight NCWTS race and third of 2010.
Despite the second straight finish in the mid-twenties for the team, White held onto tenth in NCWTS point standings behind leader Todd Bodine.
The next race for Jason White and the SS Green Light team is the O'Reilly 200 at the Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday, August 18th.