Nashville: Jason Young race report

Solid Weekend Results in Top-20 for Jason Young Nashville, TN (August 1, 2009) Jason Young an the No. 07 SS Green Light Racing team avoided the rain drops and overcame starting at the back of the field to finish 20th at the Nashville...

Solid Weekend Results in Top-20 for Jason Young

Nashville, TN (August 1, 2009) Jason Young an the No. 07 SS Green Light Racing team avoided the rain drops and overcame starting at the back of the field to finish 20th at the Nashville Superspeedway in the Toyota Tundra 200 Saturday night.

Young was solid throughout the Friday practice sessions, adapting to the mile and a quarter speedway quickly and posted the 15th fastest times in both practice sessions. Jason was the unfortunate recipient of drawing the first qualifying position and heading out onto a green racetrack he got into turn three a little too deep and spun the 3BR Racing sponsored No. 07. Luckily Jason was able to keep the truck off the wall and his mount suffered no damage other than four flat spotted-tires.

"We loosened the truck up throughout the practice sessions and I guess I should have been a little more cautious going out first. The truck felt good in one and two so I took it into three and four and around I went," said Young. "We had a short rain before qualifying and it may have taken a little of the rubber off the track, I don't really know. Best thing is we didn't hurt the truck at all."

Jason took the green from the rear of the field and moved up six places in the races first five laps. By lap 25 he had moved up to 24th place and was biding time until NASCAR's competition yellow flag scheduled for lap 35.

Jason was one lap down in 22nd place when the field restarted following another caution. With the trucks bunched tight together he lost the air off the spoiler of his Silverado and slid up the track. He gathered the truck-up and avoided contact like a veteran, only loosing several positions.

By the races 100th lap Jason moved into the top-twenty where he would finish to race winner Ron Hornaday. A persistent on and off light rain would plague the race and cause several short yellow flags, but would hold off enough to run the full 150 laps.

"I'm pleased that we got to run the whole race, but at the same time, I'm disappointed with our finish. We practiced in the top-15 and I really had set that as a goal for our finish," Young said. "We got the truck just a little too loose for the race and I needed to get laps under my belt. I didn't want to tear up any equipment pushing too hard. It was really my first race experience in the trucks since Memphis ended a little early for us."

"I am so impressed with everyone on the SS Green Light team; Bobby, Steve, Chissy, everyone, I mean everyone on the team has been great to work with. Butch has been a big help to me with advice about the tracks." Young added. "I'm hoping we can have another opportunity to race together in the future."

Chad McCumbee will return to the SS Green Light Chevy at the Bristol Motor Speedway on August 19th for the O'Reilly 200. Watch for sponsor announcement prior to the race.

-credit: ssglr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Ron Hornaday Jr. , Chad McCumbee