June 7, 1979 |
|NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career|
|36 races run over 5 years|
|First race||2000 Dodge California Truck Stop 250 (Bakersfield)|
|Last race||2004 Darlington 200 (Darlington)|
Jason Small (born June 7, 1979 in Bakersfield, CA) is a former NASCAR driver.
Nextel Cup Series
Craftsman Truck Series
Small made his CTS debut in 2000, running at Mesa Marin. That race he started 20th in the truck owned by Walker Evans, but struggled to a 28th place finish. He then switched to GreenLight Racing, where he competed one race for the team at O'Reilly Raceway Park with a 25th place result.
Small started three races then for Sonntag Racing in 2001. His best run for the team came in his debut with them, where he started 19th and finished 25th at Homestead-Miami. Small then moved onto a family owned team for two late races in the year. He earned his then best career run at Phoenix, when he came home 19th.
Small reunited with GreenLight Racing in 2002 and his runs with the team earned him 21st in the points as he competed in all the races. Immediately, Small started out with a 9th place in the season opener at Daytona. Small, though, would only earn one more top-ten on the year: a 10th at Las Vegas. Small's meager 22nd in points could largely be blamed to inconsistency. Small did not finish seven races. At one point, he did not even finish six consecutive races. Such inconsistency led to Small's release at the end of the season.
Small did not go away, however, and once again he restarted his family team for three 2003 races. After a 21st place season debut, Small earned his third career top-10: a 10th at California. A 23rd at Phoenix would be he last start of the year.
Small was called upon in mid-2004 to drive the #13 ThorSport Racing Chevy in place of Tina Gordon. Small did his fill-in role decently, earning a best finish of 21st at Darlington. However, the ride did not convert into any more races and Small has not raced in NASCAR since.