Jason White knew the hard work of his GunBroker.com team was going unnoticed. On Saturday in the Irish Hills of Michigan, it all came together for the young race team and their No. 23 GunBroker.com Ford. White earned a career best second place finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series running of the 13th Annual VFW 200 at Michigan International Speedway.
White started the 200-mile event from the 12th position as a result of his qualifying effort earlier in the day at the recently repaved 2-mile oval. He would begin the race fighting a “tight” condition, but a great adjustment on the team’s first pit stop had the No. 23 Ford rocketing to the front of the field. With track position at a premium with limited racing grooves, crew chief Doug George made a decision to gamble and come down pit road just past the halfway mark for fuel right on the edge of their pit window. The strategy would pay off perfectly with Jason charging to the second place finish.
“This is awesome for me and this GunBroker.com team,” stated White. “We had a strong truck all weekend and after that first pit stop we were one of the fastest trucks on the track. With the track having just one groove of racing, we knew it would come down to a track position battle at the end. We made a decision to take a gamble on the fuel mileage and it paid off for us. I saved as much as I could the last few laps and actually ran out on my cool down lap, so the guys had it calculated just right. I knew we were on the verge of performances like this and hope it serves as a spring board for the remainder of the season.”
White, who earned his fifth top-10 finish of the season, maintains his 10th position in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers’ standings – 15 points out of the ninth position.
“I am very proud of the guys on this team,” added Jason. “We are a single truck team competing against much larger organizations but we have a close knit atmosphere here with these guys. They put forth a tremendous effort and take pride in what we accomplish. While I am proud of myself for getting my best NASCAR finish, this is really a testament to the hard work of the guys on this team. I firmly believe we are ready to visit Victory Lane and that is just around corner for this team.”
Jason and his GunBroker.com team have very little time to enjoy this finish as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to action on Wednesday August 22nd when the series visits Bristol Motor Speedway for the very popular running of the UNOH 200.
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