Summit Racing–Line Gets Familiar with Silver Chevrolet Camaro on Day One of U.S. Nationals

Line Gets Familiar with Silver Chevrolet Camaro on Day One of U.S. Nationals
BROWNSBURG, Ind., August 30, 2013 – Jason Line was behind the wheel of a trusty Summit Racing Pro Stocker on day one of the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway, but it wasn’t the familiar blue ride he has been piloting all season long. Instead, Line is wheeling the silver Chevrolet Camaro driven earlier in the season by Summit Racing teammate Greg Anderson, and he is already enjoying the ride.
“I’m just so tired of blue; every car I have is blue and I’m looking forward to a change of scenery,” joked Line, whose personal collection of vehicles includes a pair of blue muscle cars. “But in all seriousness, we’ve been getting comfortable with the white Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro that Greg has been driving lately, and this silver car is much closer to his, so we thought we would bring it out and see if we could make it run as well as that one does.”
The Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals is a marathon race that stretches across four days for the pro categories, and the first day of the event offers a single qualifying pass, with two more sessions scheduled for Saturday and two final rounds on Sunday before eliminations kick off on Labor Day Monday.
Line made several test runs in the silver Camaro before the U.S. Nationals, and in his first pass down the venerable quarter-mile racetrack near Indianapolis crossed the finish line with a 6.688 at 207.59 mph to close out the day provisionally positioned sixth in the line-up.
“It shook the tires at the starting line, and I was making progress but just ran out of racetrack,” said Line. “The run actually looked pretty good in the back half [of the racetrack], and tomorrow if we can do better earlier in the run, we’ll be pretty fast. We definitely see room for improvement, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.”