Jason White Scores Another Top-Fifteen Indianapolis, IN-- July 23, 2010. Jason White was looking forward to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series AAA Insurance 200 at O'Reilly Raceway Park, when the dust settled at the end of an exciting night...
Jason White Scores Another Top-Fifteen
Indianapolis, IN-- July 23, 2010. Jason White was looking forward to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series AAA Insurance 200 at O'Reilly Raceway Park, when the dust settled at the end of an exciting night of short track racing, White scored his ninth top-fifteen of the season for hometown sponsor ASI Limited.
In the late afternoon qualifying session Jason posted a best lap of 23.24 seconds at over 106 mph giving him the Twenty-fourth starting position for the race.
White would not stay there long as he began to charge through the field at the drop of the green reaching twenty-first on lap five and twentieth on lap ten when the races first caution flew. When racing resumed, the No. 23 ASI Limited Dodge RAM was on a mission reaching the top-fifteen by lap thirty of the 200-lap race.
Jason stayed on the gas and moved to up to twelfth when the second caution flew for debris on lap 85. The SS Green Light team changed four tires and sent Jason back to the 5/8-mile track. The caution flew on lap 120 and crew chief Doug Howe called White to the pit for his final set of sticker tires to finish the event.
On lap 133, Jason made a bold three-wide move to reach the top-ten and the ASI Limited No. 23 looked ready for a strong run to the finish.
The race took on a new look when the caution flew for the fifth and final time on lap 142. With only fifteen laps on the tires and no stickers left to bolt on, Howe opted to keep White on the track hoping the track position would help the team earn another top-ten finish. Timothy Peters also stayed on the track so Jason would restart in second place. About ten of the lead-lap trucks were on a different strategy, would pit for fresh tires and start behind the pair.
When racing resumed, Jason kept the ASI Limited Dodge RAM in the top-five for several laps before the trucks with fresher tires worked there way around White and Peters. Over the last fifty laps, the handling slowly went away with Jason taking the checkers in thirteenth place, his eighth lead-lap finish of the 2010 NCWTS season.
SS Green Light Racing Manager Bobby Dotter was satisfied with the team's day at the Indianapolis short-track. "We were hoping Jason could hold on for a top-ten feeling the track position would payoff on the last run. We didn't have another set of stickers and the best set we had in the pits only had five less laps than what was on the truck. It just didn't make much sense to give up track position at that point in the race."
White's ninth top-fifteen in twelve races this season helped to keep him tenth in NCWTS point standings, 338 behind leader Todd Bodine.
The next race for Jason White and the GunBroker.com team is the Inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Pocono Mountains 125 on Saturday, July 31st.