When Josh was 4 years old, White watched the movie Days of Thunder, and drove a 1982 Ford F-150 with his grandfather. White stated that this was what began his interest in racing. White knew how to drive a standard and drive on his own by the time he was 8 years old. Whites grandfather gained a girlfriend when White was age 12. After her death prior to a 2015 race at Salem Speedway, White placed a memorial decal on his ARCA Racing Series car.
He started racing when he was 16, competing in drag racing. In 2007, he raced at Kanawha Valley Motorsports Park, winning four times in the track’s IHRA Street Modified division. Two years later, he joined the track’s IHRA Modified, recording five wins.
In 2009, White enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, in the Delayed Entry Program. In January of 2010 he attended boot camp at Parris Island. White graduated from MCRD Parris Island,SC in April of 2010. He then went to MCT in Camp Geiger,NC, and then to Combat Engineer Instruction Company in August of 2010. In August of 2010 he also was sent to his permanent duty station, 4th Combat Engineer Batallion Alpha Company. In September of 2010 he recorded his last and final win in the IHRA Street Modified division at Kanawha Valley Dragway.
After returning from training a year later, he returned to racing and switched to stock cars, running IMCA Crate Late Models at I-77 Raceway, where he had one top five finish and five wins.
PROFESSIONAL RACING BEGAN
In 2013, he finished 13th.in the ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series for Team Wilson, at Toledo Speedway driving the No. 9 Ford. That year, he made his ARCA Racing Series debut for Hixson Motorsports at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield; he retired from the race after two laps with handling problems and finished 31st. He also made a start at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Racetrack, where he finished 30th. He did not make an ARCA Racing Series start in 2014, but returned for the 2015 season, running 17 races for Hixson. He ended the season 12th in points season best finish of 21st at Springfield.
In 2015 he also was discharged from the Marine Corps Reserve and Transferred into the IRR program.
THE STORY CONTINUES
He joined JJC Racing in 2016 to attempt his CWTS debut at Martinsville Speedway, becoming the first Marine to compete in a NASCAR national series event since Larry Frank in 1966. The effort was supported by Gulf War veteran David Pack, who works for JJCR as a business development representative. Pack, who is also a board member with Cobb’s military charity Driven2Honor, noticed White’s Facebook post requesting funding to race. “Dave was excited at the thought of having a Marine race their truck,” White stated. “We have been working together for the past month and have already secured enough funding to attempt my first NASCAR race.” After starting 31st, White finished 32nd and last after being involved in a crash on lap 51 with Kyle Donahue.
In 2017, White was no longer in the Marine Corps IRR program, and is now considered a Marine Corps Veteran.
Fast forwarding to 2019, White looks to return to professional motorsports for the 2020 racing season!