In his fifth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start at Talladega Superspeedway, Jason White brought home Joe Denette Motorsports its second top-five of the 2011 season, finishing fifth in the Coca-Cola 250 presented by Fred's on Saturday evening. The solid effort was the veteran driver's career-best finish at the 2.5-mile superspeedway.
Starting 19th, White got shuffled back in the opening laps of 94-lap event. Utilizing pit strategy, the series veteran moved back up to the front and maintained his position inside the top-15 for the remainder of the evening.
With less than 10 laps remaining in the event, White teamed up with the No. 5of Todd Bodine and together, the two made a sprint to the finish. Because of that final push, White crossed the finish line in the fifth position behind race winner, Mike Wallace.
Jason White Quotes:
"This race was all about having a 'dancing partner' and the two KHI trucks really showed everyone that tonight. I wanted to hook up with Todd (Bodine) a lot sooner, but it just never worked out. We finally got to each other with less than 10 laps to go and man were we good together. I really feel like if that last caution flag wouldn't have come out, we really could have had it. We got a run on the high-side and we were coming, fast. It was a solid night for this GunBroker.com team; we stayed out of trouble, came home in one piece and had a solid finish. I had fun."
· White spent 86.2 percent of the 94 laps in Saturday's Coca-Cola 250 in the top-15. · White had a driver rating of 106.0
· In 22 starts, the Joe Denette Motorsports team has two top-five, four top-10, nine top-15 and 14 top-20 finishes.
· White currently has an average starting position of 18.6 and an average finishing position of 17.5 this season
. The veteran driver has led 50 laps and completed 95.16 percent of laps attempted (3208 of 3371).
· White moved up one position to 16th in the 2011 NCWTS driver point standings.