Milwaukee: Jason Small race notes

Engine woes sideline Small at Milwaukee. WEST ALLIS, WI Engine problems put a premature period on the day for the Sunbelt Rentals/Puma Tools Chevrolet of Jason Small during Saturday's running of the GNC Live Well 200 at the Milwaukee Mile. The...

Engine woes sideline Small at Milwaukee.

WEST ALLIS, WI Engine problems put a premature period on the day for the Sunbelt Rentals/Puma Tools Chevrolet of Jason Small during Saturday's running of the GNC Live Well 200 at the Milwaukee Mile. The engine failure left Small a disappointing 26th in the final rundown, and earning the two-sport standout from Bakersfield, CA $7,090.

"I don't know what broke in the engine, but it was something pretty major," Small said. "I don't know what has happened, but we really have a monkey on our back right now. This is a good team and the guys are working their tails off, but when it rains in pours I guess. It just seems like everything we do ends up with frustration."

Small had a reason to optimistic that things would turn around after a productive open test session on Thursday.

"I had never been here before, so we looked to our teammate Bobby Dotter for some guidance with setups," Small said. "We never found the raw speed we wanted that would give us a shot for the pole or anything, but what we did have was a very consistent truck that stayed under me on longer runs."

"I am sure we will get this thing turned around," Small said in the air-conditioned comfort of his transporter on an uncomfortable hot and muggy afternoon. "This is a good team. I saw that for myself at Dover. They don't quit. But we have had some bad luck that has worn out some equipment. One good run can turn things around, and we look forward to giving the Sunbelt Rentals Chevy a good run at Kansas."

The O'Reilly 250 from the Kansas Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, July 6 at 1 pm ET. The race will be broadcast live on ESPN and carried on MRN Radio affiliates and XM Satellite Radio.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Dotter , Jason Small