Derek White Makes Great Strides at Homestead



Homestead, FL.  (November 20, 2010)  In his only NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race this season at the final event on the schedule in Homestead, Florida Derek White the 2010 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series rookie of the year wanted to learn as much as he could and bring the #6 Race101/OCR Gaz Bar Chevrolet Truck to the finish.  After weeks of hard work and preparation White along with his team accomplished both of their goals.


It wasn’t important to White that he would begin the race in the #6 Race101/OCR Gaz Bar Chevrolet from the back row.  With some of the best racers in the world ahead of him as soon as the green flag waved White took the opportunity to see where he could improve on each lap.  “On every corner I was trying to watch some of the faster Trucks and use their line” said White.  “At the same time I made sure that I wasn’t holding anybody up” he added.


White’s concern for the other drivers and keeping the #6 Race101/OCR Gaz Bar Chevrolet out of the way also got the attention of NASCAR.  “The NASCAR officials told us to pick up the pace a bit” explained White afterwards.  “I was letting off a bit too much is all it was, just part of the learning process.


The first caution period of the race came on lap 30 and the #6 Race101/OCR Gaz Bar Chevrolet team made a pit stop for fuel and fresh tires.  After the race returned to green flag conditions, White ran his quickest lap of the race to that point on lap 37.  “The new tires helped, but also slowing down for the yellow allowed me just to refocus and pick up the speed a little more” he stated.


The #6 Race101/OCR Gaz Bar Chevrolet team called White to pit road for another stop during the third caution period of the race.  Fresh tires, fuel and bit of tape added to the front nose all helped Derek in the late stages of the race.  On lap 91 White clocked his best lap time of the evening with a 34.569 second trip around the 1 ½ mile oval.


Through much of the race White was pushing the #6 Race101/OCR Gaz Bar Chevrolet to catch the #57 Truck which was running in the position ahead of him on the track.  Though he closed the gap several times White just couldn’t seem to make the pass to get back on the same lap.  “I was a little quicker on the straightaway but he seemed to carry a bit more speed through the corners” stated White.  “And each time I got close to him the yellow would come out and I didn’t get the chance to try and make a pass” he added. 


When the checkered flag fell White crossed the line in the #6 Race101/OCR Gaz Bar Chevrolet in 33rd position.  Though he certainly would have liked to finish higher he was extremely pleased and proud of what the team had accomplished.  “Our goal was to finish the race and we did that” said White.  “These guys all worked so hard to get ready for this race and we brought the truck home without a mark on it.  I learned so much racing against these drivers, our lap times improved by over four seconds from the first session which is fantastic.  I had a great time and can’t thank everybody enough for all their hard work.  We’ll enjoy this for a couple days and then we’re going to start looking at what we can do in 2011” said the happy driver.


Look for Derek White to participate in the 2011 season opening event of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Daytona International Speedway next February and also look for him to return to the NASCAR Canadian Tire series next season.  Follow the latest news about Derek White by following this link to his website.


Attached Photo:  Derek White in the #6 Race101/OCR Gaz Bar Chevrolet team make a pit stop at Homestead.


Photo Credit:  Todd Lewis 


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ICAR PR - La série NASCAR Canadian Tire au Circuit ICAR de Mirabel

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Mirabel, Québec (19 novembre 2010) – C’est avec grand plaisir que le Complexe Circuit ICAR  vous annonce la venue d’une nouvelle série sur son circuit pour la saison 2011. Dimanche le 5 juin 2011, lors du Grand Prix ICAR, vous pourrez voir la 2e épreuve de la série NASCAR Canadian Tire présenté par Mobil 1.


La piste du Circuit ICAR à été conçue pour mettre à l’épreuve les habiletés des pilotes.  Elle sera sans doute un défi de taille pour les pilotes de ces voitures développant plus de 550 chevaux et vrombissant à plus de 200 km/h. «Circuit ICAR est exactement le type de piste avec lequel nous souhaitons collaborer. » affirme Brad Moran directeur de séries de Nascar Canada.  Les spectateurs pourront bénéficier d’un spectacle époustouflant puisqu’ils pourront apercevoir la quasi-totalité du circuit contrairement à la plupart des autres pistes. ICAR et Nascar Canada comptent travailler de concert pour créer un événement unique qui saura combler l’expérience recherchée par les passionnés de courses automobiles. «Nous sommes fiers d’entrer dans la grande famille Nascar. C’est en joignant l’expertise d’une série comme celle-ci et la qualité de nos installations que nous réussirons à mettre sur pied un événement remarquable et optimiser l’expérience vécue des coureurs, partenaires et surtout celle des spectateurs qui en auront plein la vue encore une fois cette année. » déclare Marc Arseneau, président du Circuit ICAR.


La Série NASCAR Canadian Tire s’ajoute donc aux autres séries déjà présentées au Circuit ICAR comme le Parts Canada Superbike, le Drift Mania Canadian Championship (DMCC), le Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship (CCTCC), le Formula Tour 1600, le FSAQ GT-Sprint et les mini-NASCAR Cup Lite.




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