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The finish was White’s first Truck Series last-place finish since Bristol in the summer of 2010, eighty races ago.
Rain canceled qualifying, so White started 31st in the 36-truck field. He turned in the 33rd-fastest speed in the first practice, 24th in the second, and 25th in the third. White had driven RSS Racing’s #93 in the 2013 running of the Daytona event, but came home 30th following a multi-truck crash.
In the race, French rookie Michel Disdier trailed the field early following an unscheduled stop due to a passenger side window that came loose on his Bobby Dotter-owned #07. He was still running laps down to the field when White slowed in the middle of turn three. White made it to pit road without bringing out a caution, but after the crew looked under the hood, his day was done.
The rest of the Bottom Five included four of the sixteen trucks involved in a grinding accident on Lap 75: Chris Cockrum in Mike Harmon’s #74, Tyler Young in the #02, Brian Ickler in his first Truck Series start since 2011, and Joey Coulter for Gallagher Motorsports, a new team making the move from the ARCA series.
White’s teammate Ryan Sieg finished 11th after starting 12th in the #39.
*This was the first last-place finish for both White and the #93 in a Truck Series race at Daytona.
*The 45 laps completed by White are the most ever completed by a Truck Series last-place finisher at Daytona, beating Boston Reid’s old record of 41 in 2006.
THE BOTTOM FIVE
36) #93-Jason White / 45 laps / engine
35) #74-Chris Cockrum / 73 laps / crash
34) #02-Tyler Young / 73 laps / crash
33) #7-Brian Ickler / 73 laps / crash
32) #21-Joey Coulter / 73 laps / crash
LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES DRIVER’S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Jason White (1)
LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES OWNER’S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) #93-RSS Racing (1)
LASTCAR TRUCK SERIES MANUFACTURER’S CHAMPIONSHIP
1st) Chevrolet (1)