Phoenix II: Jason White race report

Jason White and the ...

Jason White and the #08 finished 20th in the Lucas Oil 150 Friday night at the Phoenix International Raceway. It was White's ninth top-twenty finish of the season in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

The Lucas Oil 150 started with a bang when pole-sitter Ron Hornaday spun on the races first lap and collected five more tucks after bouncing off the outside wall in turn three. White was fortunate to not have been caught up in the melee and gained several positions following the wreck. The second round of cautions came on lap 29 and White brought the #08 Dodge to the attention of the SS Green Light crew lead by Bobby Dotter for tires, fuel and a chassis adjustment.

Jason kept the #08 on the lead lap until lap 60 when he was overtaken by Kyle Busch, but was awarded the lucky dog award when the caution flew just two laps later. After more adjustments by the SS Green Light crew Jason moved steadily forward in the running order moving toward the top-twenty during several long green flag runs through the middle of the 150-lap event. Kevin Harvick who gained the lead from Busch lapped the #08 on the races 120th circuit but once again the caution flew and the #08 was awarded its second lucky dog and was back on the lead lap.

White raced hard with several trucks after the restart and settled into the 20th position when the checkered flag flew with Harvick in the lead. It was Whites fourth top-twenty in the last six races and his seventh lead lap finish of the year for SS Green Light Racing. Jason remains 19th in the 2008 driver standings.

Prior to the race Jason and #08 Team Manager Dwayne Gaulding were featured on SPEED Channels Set-Up show showcasing the partnership the two of them have developed with over the last several years.

The SS Green Light Racing team will finish the season Friday night at the Ford 200 at Homestead Miami Speedway on November 16th. It will be the final race for Jason White and with SS Green Light Racing as the team plans to only field one truck rather than two in next year's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

-credit: ssglr

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Bobby Dotter , Jason White , Kyle Busch