Paul White Anxious to Get Back on Speedways; Ready for Concrete at Nashville: Paul White has been gaining experience each weekend competing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, but this 41-year old rookie will tell you that it is the larger race...
Paul White Anxious to Get Back on Speedways; Ready for Concrete at Nashville: Paul White has been gaining experience each weekend competing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, but this 41-year old rookie will tell you that it is the larger race tracks that have made him feel more comfortable behind the wheel of the truck. The former USAC Silver Crown Series Champion has made four starts in the series with his career-best finish coming at the 1.25-mile Gateway International Raceway where he earned a 14th place finish. This weekend the series will take to the 1.33-mile Nashville Superspeedway and White feels like the experience he gained from Gateway will help to give him a better run this weekend in his No. 13 Sta-Max Chevrolet Silverado.
"Nashville is the type of track that I think we will be good at," said White. "It is a fast, concrete race track that looks to have two lanes of racing groove once the tires come in. But just like all the other races this season, this will be another learning curve for me as a driver. Each time I get behind the wheel of the truck I am gaining experience and seat time, and through the course of the season it can only help our finish positions. But after the race last weekend at the short track in Indianapolis, I'm really looking forward to getting back on a speedway with the Sta-Max Chevrolet. The last speedway that I raced on was Gateway and that was a really good race for me, we were able to make adjustments on the truck and work through the field to finish 14th. But more than that I think it helped me to gain confidence in racing the truck on the larger race tracks. That really gets me looking forward to Nashville and getting another strong finish."
White has earned 16 track and series championships in his racing career running in open wheel cars. White, along with his sponsor, Sta-Max, made the decision to transition into the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series for the remainder of the 2004 racing season allowing White to compete for the Raybestos Rookie of the Year title along with gaining valuable experience toward the 2005 season.
The Toyota 200 will take the green flag on Saturday, August 14 at 5:00pm ET and can be seen Live on Speed Channel. The race can also be heard Live on MRN Radio and XM Radio Channel 144.