Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Jason White Signs With SR2 Motorsports

SR² Motorsports announced today that Jason White will join Blake Koch as the driver of one of the team's three Toyota Camrys in 2013. The number of races that White will compete in is not finalized, but his first race with the Buford, Ga.-based team will be the DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, February 23. All of White's 2013 Nationwide Series starts will be with SR² Motorsports. 

"I'm excited to be with SR² Motorsports," White said. "The commitment they've shown to improve and build upon is impressive. They exceeded expectations in their first season and we look forward to raising the bar this season. There's lots of potential and promise as we head into 2013."  

SR² Motorsports made several advancements during the off-season which have it ready to continue the momentum of its inaugural season into 2013. These changes include promoting Benny Gordon to team general manager and lead crew chief, acquiring the assets of McDonald Motorsports and re-signing Blake Koch. Adding Jason White to the roster gives additional leadership and experience to the team, which has team owner Jason Sciavicco excited about the year ahead. 

"I'm thrilled with the addition of Jason White to SR² Motorsports," said Sciaviccio. "He brings a lot to the table in terms of talent and abilities. His experience and determination will certainly be assets to our team as we continue to grow and mature as a team. He has proven to be a tremendous competitor and we look forward to working with him in 2013." 

White made his first Nationwide Series start in 2001. Since then, he has competed in 40 events over the course of seven seasons. He began driving fulltime in the Camping World Truck Series in 2008. Since then, he has scored nine Top-5 and 21 Top-10 finishes, with one pole. His best finish in the championship standings is 10th, which he achieved in 2010.

1 comment:

  1. Jason White was very good on the restrictor plate tracks in the Truck Series last year, coming close to winning at Talladega before getting shuffled out of the lead in the closing laps. If his team is able to run the full race, find a quality drafting partner to keep him close to the leaders, and avoid any possible trouble during the race, it's quite possible that Jason could walk away from Daytona with a solid top 20 finish.

    Plus, as a Ford guy myself, I'll be pulling for him to bring Ford back to victory lane in the Truck Series for the first time in four years. Another solid run like he had at Daytona and Talladega, and it's possible that he can end his and his manufacturer's long series winless streak.