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TC Daily Pit Stop: NASCAR Drivers Jason White, and Chris Hacker Arrested on DWI Charges; United Rentals Sponsoring Austin Hill in Two Cup Races; SRX Season Finale Tonight!
TC Daily Pit Stop: Thursday, August 17th, 2023
Jason White, a part-time competitor in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series was arrested on charges of Driving While Impaired (DWI). According to public records, White was apprehended by the Huntersville Police Department at 5:42 PM ET on August 3rd.
The 44-year-old racer is scheduled to appear in court on September 6th.
White competed in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season-opening event at Daytona International Speedway. White finished 15th in that event, driving the No. 1 TRICON Garage entry.
Chris Hacker, who competed in last week’s NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, was arrested on Tuesday, August 15th at approximately 12:30 AM ET. According to public records, Hacker was arrested on charges of Driving While Impaired (DWI).
Hacker will appear in court on September 19th and will also face charges of Speeding, Reckless Driving to Endanger, and Failure to Wear Seat Belt.
Hacker has made six NASCAR National Series starts this season, with a best finish of 12th coming in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event at North Wilkesboro Speedway.
When the No. 62 Beard Motorsports team returns to Daytona International Speedway and the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL with driver Austin Hill later this season, they’ll have primary sponsorship from United Rentals.
United Rentals is a longtime partner of Hill, and the driver is thankful that the company continues to be a massive supporter of his racing career.
“I’ve had a great relationship with United Rentals throughout my entire career, and they have been supportive of each step I’ve taken,” Hill said in a team release. “It’s an honor to have them on board as a primary partner in the Cup Series, and I look forward to sporting their colors on the No. 62 Chevrolet at Daytona and Charlotte.”
The final race of the 2023 Camping World SRX Series season is here! On Thursday, August 17th, 12 drivers will battle it out on the dirt at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. The racing action will kick off on ESPN’s Thursday Night Thunder beginning at 9:00 PM ET.
The race will feature two Heat Races and a Main Event. The Heats and Main Event all pay points toward the overall championship standings. Heading into the final race, Ryan Newman holds a nearly insurmountable 39-point advantage over Tony Stewart.
Here is the starting lineup (random draw) for Heat 1:
99-Ernie Francis Jr.
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