NASCAR Camping World Truck Series fans will notice a few things different with Jason Whites No. 23 GunBroker.com truck at Saturday's VFW 200 at the Michigan International Raceway; most obvious is the large deer on the tonneau cover. Michigan is...
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series fans will notice a few things different with Jason Whites No. 23 GunBroker.com truck at Saturday's VFW 200 at the Michigan International Raceway; most obvious is the large deer on the tonneau cover.
Michigan is the first of two races that White will run in a special partnership between GunBroker.com and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to help promote the organizations efforts to ensure the future of the majestic elk, other wildlife and their habitat.
"GunBroker.com does many things to help conservation and I'm proud to help them spread awareness of the great job the RMEF does to assure the habitat of these animals," White said. "RMEF is a first class organization and I'm excited to take them for a ride this weekend."
The other major change is the blue oval on the hood of the GunBroker.com No. 23. Back in February, Jason won the pole for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season opener at Daytona driving a Ford the SS Green Light team had purchased from Roush/Fenway Racing. Since that race, White has returned to the Dodge RAM that fans have seen him drive for the last three seasons.
The SS Green Light team recently purchased another truck from Roush/Fenway, who shut down their NCWTS team after last season. The intention was to convert the truck to a Chevy Silverado for White's SS Green Light teammates Donny Lia and Tony Jackson, Jr. However, the team realized that five of the ten NCWTS races at the Michigan International Speedway including the last three straight were won by Roush/Fenway Fords so the decision has been made to run the truck as a Ford and hope to extend the wining streak to four straight.
"We're an independent team," said White. "We need to put the best truck we can on the track to put us in a position to win races. It's pretty simple; I want to race up-front and to cut-up a good truck doesn't make any sense so we're going to run the Ford. I'll know within a lap or two of practice how good we'll be."
White has raced in the Motor City three times in his NASCAR Camping World Series career, completing 99.3 percent of the possible laps in those races. His best race at MIS was last year when he started and finished in the top-fifteen.
"I've got a good feeling about this race," Jason explained. "Michigan is fast and wide. You can run most any line depending on where you find the speed; it makes for a lot of side by side racing. It should be good."
Jason currently sits eighth in the NCWTS standings after eight races heading into this weeks action at MIS.