During the two Saturday practice sessions White looked to gain as much experience as possible in the Zimmer Wheaton/YourGMCTruckStore.com Chevy and showed some impressive speed.
“We were 17th on worn tires and I know there’s still more in there,” said White enthusiastically. “Working with Doug George as my Crew Chief was awesome too, we clicked right away”.
White would qualify the Zimmer Wheaton/YourGMCTruckStore.com Truck 23rd for the feature race on Sunday afternoon and in the early going began moving forward and methodically gaining positions. “I just tried to be smart and take one spot at a time” he said. “The truck felt really good in the early going and it helped me settle in,” he added.
During the first round of pit stops on a tight pit road White was trying to give the championship contenders plenty of room and wound up pitting outside his pit box. Then while serving a drive through penalty was caught for speeding. “That’s on me,” said White. “I wasn’t going to do anything that interfered with the guys fighting for a title and I was just a little quick on pit lane”.
During stage two of the race the team went into a fuel saving strategy and White did his best to conserve while maintaining speed in the Zimmer Wheaton/YourGMCTruckStore.com Chevy. The plan was to make their final stop early and be in position for the best possible result.
In the final stage White maintained the balance of speed and fuel conservation in the Zimmer Wheaton/YourGMCTruckStore.com Truck and had one more giant obstacle to overcome: A last lap calamity of contact and spinning Trucks ahead of him. White deftly maneuvered his way through the crazy final lap and scores a 23rd place finish.
“It’s not the result we wanted, but at the same time, we did some really good things,” said White. “We stayed out of trouble and got better as the race went on and it’s easy to see the potential with this group. It’s such a great family atmosphere at Reaume Brothers Racing, absolutely terrific people. Rob Zimmer and the Zimmer Wheaton Group, they’ve been long time partners and we love working with them. I already told the team, I’ll be back next year and maybe we can do some more races too” said White.
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