WHITE HEADS TO KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY WITH HIGH HOPES AND HUNGRY FOR HIS FIRST WIN

Jason White Express Notes, No. 23 GunBroker.com Chevrolet

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

 Kentucky Speedway, Race No.20 of 25

CarParts.com
American Muscle

Race Info:

Event: 12th Annual Kentucky “225”

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2011

TV: SPEED, 8:00 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, 7:45 p.m. ET

Distance: 150 laps/225miles

Track: 1.5-mile Tri-oval

With everything on the line, JasonWhite heads into this weekend’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) event at Kentucky Speedway hungry for his first NASCAR win and believes there is no better time than the present…

 

White looks to get back what he left behind in the “Blue Grass” state this summer with high hopes of bringing home his first elusive NASCAR win. White, a seasoned veteran in the NCWTS turned a career-best start at Kentucky Speedway into a season-best finish for Joe Denette Motorsports during his last visit to the 1.5-mile oval in July.

 

Starting ninth, White ran just outside the top-five for most of the 152-lap event. Restarting second with two laps to go, White spun his tires and went three-wide before getting shuffled back while fighting to hold on to a top-five finish. The No. 23 GunBroker.com Chevrolet crossed the start/finish line in the fifth position, White’s first top-five finish of 2011.

Fast & Fun Facts:

  • In each of White’s six starts at Kentucky Speedway, he has improved his starting position each time. His best start at the 1.5-mile tri-oval is ninth.
  • Kentucky Speedway is the site of White’s season-best start (ninth) and finish (fifth).
According to NASCAR’s Loop Data:

  • White is ranked fourth among closers at Kentucky Speedway
  • In six starts at Kentucky Speedway, White is ranked ninth in the “Laps in the Top-15” category, with 392 laps in the top-15.
  • White’s driver rating from the UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway on July 7, 2011 was 102.9, after spending 96.7 percent of the laps in the top-15.
Six to Go: With six races remaining on the 2011 NCWTS schedule, White has earned one top-five, three top-10, seven top-15 and 12 top-20 finishes. The Richmond, VA native has led 50 laps and recorded an 18.3 starting average coupled with an 18.0 finishing average and has completed 95.44 percent of laps attempted (2845 of 2981).
White, Statistically Speaking-Kentucky: In six starts at Kentucky Speedway, White has two top-five finishes, scoring his best finish of fourth in 2010. Additionally, White has led two laps and recorded an average start of 23.0 along with an average finish of 16.3 and has completed 83.8 percent of all laps attempted (756 of 902).

Whatcha Haulin?: White will pilot “JDM07” from the Joe Denette Motorsports stables in Saturday night’s Kentucky 225 at Kentucky Speedway. This is the same GunBroker.com Chevrolet that White piloted in Pocono (August) and Chicago (September).

Get to the Point: Following a 17th-place finish in the F.W. Webb 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for White and Joe Denette Motorsports, the No. 23 GunBroker.com Chevrolet is 20th in the 2011 NCWTS owner point standings. White is currently 17th in the 2011 NCWTS driver point standings.

That’s What He Said…Quoting Jason White:

“Kentucky (Speedway) is my favorite mile-and-a-half track we come to. It’s really bumpy and rough, and there are a lot of different grooves and lines you can run. Our season best finish thus far was here in July. We ran in the top-five most of the day and with two laps to go I spun my tires on a restart. We were strong all weekend and although we are bringing a different chassis than we raced in July, we know what to come back with to unload fast right off the truck. I have high hopes going into this weekend and want to prove to my sponsor, my team, especially Joe (Denette), and all of my fans that I am here to win. I have confidence in my team and can’t wait to get started this weekend. I’m pumped!”

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