Young's Motorsports

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Young's Motorsports
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Owner(s)Randy Young
BaseMooresville, North Carolina
SeriesNASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series
Race drivers02. Tyler Dippel (R)
12. Gus Dean (R)
20. Spencer Boyd (R)
Sponsors02. D&A Concrete, Lobas Productions
12. LG Air Conditioning Technologies, Overkill Motorsports ATVs
20. 1A Auto
ManufacturerChevrolet
Opened2012
Career
Debut2012 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 (Rockingham)
Latest race2019 Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 (Kentucky)
Races competed171
Drivers' Championships0
Race victories0
Pole positions0

Young's Motorsports is an American professional stock car racing team that currently competes in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, and is owned by Tyler Young. The team currently fields the No. 02 Chevrolet Silverado full-time for Tyler Dippel, the No. 12 Silverado full-time for Gus Dean, and the No. 20 Silverado full-time for Spencer Boyd.

Gander Outdoors Truck Series[edit]

Truck No. 02 history[edit]

In 2012, the team debut in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Tyler Young in a part-time schedule. In 2013, Young returned again for a part-time schedule. In 2014 the team ran its first full-time season, again with Young. In 2016, the team returned to a part-time schedule, sharing the No. 02 with Austin Hill Racing and Rette Jones Racing. Dylan Lupton, Austin Theriault, Derek Scott Jr. and Scott Lagassee Jr. also drove the 02 in 2016. In 2017, the team announced that the truck would be split by Austin Hill and Tyler Young. Australian sprint car racing driver Max Johnston drove the truck at Eldora Speedway.[1]

In 2018, Austin Hill drove the 02 full-time.[2] Despite scoring a top-five at Texas, six top-tens and an eleventh-place finish in points, Hill said that rules changes and simple mistakes by the team held them back from greater success.[3]

In 2019, Tyler Dippel joined Young's Motorsports to drive the No. 02 full-time.[4]

Truck No. 12 history[edit]

In 2018, the team debuted at Iowa Speedway with Reid Wilson behind the wheel. Ty Dillon drove at Eldora Speedway. Alex Tagliani was announced to drive at Mosport.

In 2019, Gus Dean joined Young's Motorsports to drive the No. 12 full-time.[5]

Truck No. 20 history[edit]

The No. 20 was Austin Hill Racing's former number. In 2017, with Hill now on No. 02 truck, the second truck became the No. 20. The team debuted at Iowa Speedway. Speed Energy Formula Off-Road champion Sheldon Creed drove the No. 20 at Eldora Speedway.[6]

The team planned to run full-time with the No. 20 team in 2018. Scott Lagasse Jr. drove the No. 20 Chevrolet in the season opener at Daytona with a 5th place finish. Austin and Ty Dillon soon after announced through Team Dillon that Richard Childress Racing affiliated drivers, including Austin, Ty, Daniel Hemric and Tanner Thorson would pilot the 20 for the vast majority of the remaining schedule, with Thorson taking most of the races.[7] Michel Disdier, Reid Wilson, Tate Fogleman, Darrell Wallace Jr. and Max Tullman also drove the 20 truck in 2018.[8]

For the 2019 season, Spencer Boyd was announced to pilot the 20 full-time.[9] He started off the season with a career-best fourth-place result at the 2019 NextEra Energy 250.[10]

Truck No. 42 history[edit]

In 2014, the team field a second truck (No. 60) for Charles Lewandoski at Daytona but the team withdrew. The team returned at Kansas as a start and park team to help fund the team's No. 02 car but now with a new number (No. 42). After 6 races the No. 42 team shut down.

Partnerships[edit]

In 2013, Tyler Young drove No. 6 for the team at Rockingham Speedway, using Sharp Gallaher Racing owners' points.

In 2016, Young's teamed with Austin Hill Racing fielding No. 02 Ford for Hill's self-owned team in four races. Later that year Young's partnered with Rette Jones Racing to field the No. 02 for Dominique Van Wieringen at Phoenix International Raceway.[11] The next race, at Homestead, Young's fielded No. 07 truck for Patrick Staropoli that utilized owner points from SS-Green Light Racing.[12]

In 2017, Austin Hill started to run for the team in No. 02, sharing the truck with Tyler Young. However Hill drove Ford trucks that he himself owned while Young ran Chevrolets from the team inventory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leeuwen, Andrew van (July 13, 2017). "Australian Sprintcar driver to make Truck debut at Eldora". Motorsport.com. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Austin Hill to compete full time as part of Young's Motorsports 2018 Truck Series lineup". Jayski's Silly Season Site. ESPN. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  3. ^ McCubbin, Ashley. "Ashley Asks: Austin Hill". Popular Speed. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Tyler Dippel joins Young's Motorsports for 2019 season". NASCAR.com. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  5. ^ Wilhelm, Chase. "Young's Motorsports tabs Gus Dean for full-time Truck Series ride". NASCAR.com. NASCAR. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  6. ^ Wilson, Steven B. (July 17, 2017). "Young's Motorsports to field two Truck Series entries at Eldora Speedway". Speedway Digest. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  7. ^ "Team Dillon partners with GoShare and Young's Motorsports for full season". Jayski's Silly Season Site. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Truck No. 20 in 2018". Racing Reference. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Spencer Boyd Joins Young's Motorsports". Speed Sport. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  10. ^ Albino, Dustin. "Spencer Boyd Earns Career-Best NASCAR Finish in Wild Daytona Truck Race". Frontstretch. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  11. ^ Utter, Jim (November 8, 2016). "Dominique Van Wieringen to make NASCAR Truck debut at Phoenix". Motorsport.com. Retrieved January 15, 2017.
  12. ^ "Young's Motorsports Prepares For Busy Weekend At Homestead-MiamiSpeedway". SpeedwayMedia. November 16, 2016. Retrieved January 15, 2017.

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