Jason White continues to battle the “bad luck bug” in the first half of the 2012 season and Friday night was no different. After some great pit strategy put White and his No. 23 GunBroker.com Ford in the lead, the bug bit again with front end damage being sustained when a fellow truck got loose off of Turn 4 and came across the nose of the GunBroker.com Ford. The end result was a disappointing 17th place finish in the running of the WinStar World Casino 400k at the Texas Motor Speedway.
White started the 167-lap event from the 13th position as a result of qualifying being rained out and the field set by the 2012 owner’s points. The early stages of the race saw White battle a loose condition on his No. 23 GunBroker.com Ford but great adjustments by crew chief Doug George as well as some excellent pit strategy had the Roush Yates powered Ford in the lead and running strong just past the halfway mark of the event. While running towards the front of the field, White suffered some damage to the right side of the nose of his No. 23 GunBroker.com Ford when a fellow competitor got loose and slid across the nose. The resulting damage would plague White for the remaining laps which resulted in the 17th place finish.
“Just another bad break for this team,” stated Jason White. “We battled the handling a little bit but the changes we made kept making the truck better and right there at the midway point of the race our truck was very good. We had one of the best trucks on the track at that point and then we received that damage and it just punched a hole in the right front and we fought being very tight at that point because of the damage. ”
Jason fell to 13th position in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers’ standings – now 15 points out of the top-10.
“It is frustrating to have a fast truck every week and not have the results to show for it,” added Jason. “It just always seems to be something that jumps up and bites us. But this team will continue to grow and if we keep putting fast trucks on the track each week I am confident the results will start coming our way very soon.”
Jason and his GunBroker.com team will have a few weeks off before the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to action on June 28th for the running of the UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway.
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