Loudon: Jason Small race report

Trouble ends Small's day early at New Hampshire. Loudon, NH An early crash in the New England 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at New Hampshire International Speedway brought an early end to the day for Jason Small and the Sunbelt ...

Trouble ends Small's day early at New Hampshire.

Loudon, NH An early crash in the New England 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at New Hampshire International Speedway brought an early end to the day for Jason Small and the Sunbelt Rentals/Lucas Oil Products Chevrolet.

Small was racing in heavy lapped traffic on lap 37 when contact with another truck sent him hard in the outside wall, damaging the truck beyond repair and leaving the Bakersfield, CA, driver with his sixth consecutive DNF.

"It's really hard not to let my frustration show after a deal like this," Small said after being checked and released from the infield care center. "We had a good truck once again, but for some reason, things like this continue to jump up at us and take us out. I don't really know what happened down there, and to tell you the truth, I don't really care. All I know is at some point in time, Lady Luck will smile on us and we will actually get to finish one of these races again."

With his 32nd place finish, Small remains 22nd in NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series point standings, but is just 79 points out of the top-20.

The next race on the schedule for the Sunbelt Rentals/Lucas Oil Racing team is Saturday, July 27 at Michigan International Speedway. The Michigan 200 is scheduled for the green flag at 1 pm ET, and will be shown live on ESPN. The race can be heard live on XM Satellite Radio and MRN Radio affiliates nationwide.

For more information, please visit www.truckseries.com and www.nascar.com.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Jason Small