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Young's Motorsports Atlanta Motor Speedway Trucks | Xfinity Team Preview

Young’s Motorsports | NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series


Atlanta Motor Speedway | FR8 208


Fast Facts


No. 02 Young’s Motorsports Team:


Driver: Mason Massey  


Primary Partner(s): Anderson Power Services | BRUNT Workwear


Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado RST

 

2024 Driver Points Position: 26th | 2024 Owner Points Position: 27th

 

Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies

 

FR8 208 Starting Position: 30th

 

Notes of Interest:


Welcome To The Team: Last week, Young's Motorsports announced that Mason Massey will compete full-time in the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series this season aboard the team's flagship, No. 02 Chevrolet Silverado RST. 

 

Massey arrives on the scene at Young's Motorsports after running a limited NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule last season for SS-GreenLight Racing, including a top-10 performance at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. 

 

The Douglasville, Ga. native started his 2023 Truck Series season with Reaume Brothers Racing and competed in seven races with a season-high 11th place finish at Texas Motor Speedway, but later shifted his presence to Xfinity for five races throughout the 33-race season. 

 

About Mason: Massey has over 20 years of experience behind the wheel, launching his racing career at age five. Since then, he has garnered over 200 feature wins, 11 championships, and 10 track records across multiple series, including the U.S. Legends Pro National Championship.

 

Amongst the many Late Model victories to Massey's credit during his tenure in the Bill Elliott Racing Development Program is the 2012 triumph in the Alabama 200. He eventually graduated to NASCAR in 2019, competing in the Truck Series before advancing to the Xfinity Series in 2020. 

 

After part-time Xfinity stints in 2020 and 2021, respectively, the Georgian captured the attention of many with an impressive sixth-place finish in the spring 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series contest at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway in front of the hometown crowd. 

 

With 32 more NASCAR starts to his resume since his first career NASCAR top-10 effort, Massey has landed with Young's Motorsports, a longtime fixture in the Truck Series, hoping to impress and land the organization back in Victory Lane this season. 

 

All-Aboard!: For the second of 23 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series races this season, Anderson Power Systems will serve as the primary marketing partner on the No. 02 Chevrolet Silverado RST for the 135-lap race on Saturday afternoon.

 

Anderson Power Services specializes in supplying, installing, repairing, and replacing residential and commercial generators all throughout Georgia, Florida, Alabama and South Carolina.

 

Longtime Massey supporter BRUNT Workwear will serve as an associate partner for the series’ long trip to the Peach State in 2024.


Mason Massey Truck Series Atlanta Motor Speedway Stats: Saturday afternoon’s rumble will mark Massey's second NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series race at the 1.5-mile speedway. 

 

Last March, Massey finished 29th after starting 26th in the 2023 edition of the FR8 208 for Reaume Brothers Racing.  

 

In addition to his lone Truck Series start at Atlanta, Massey also holds six NASCAR Xfinity Series starts for B.J. McLeod Motorsports, DGM Racing and SS-GreenLight Racing, respectively.

 

In 2022, Massey delivered his career-best NASCAR finish with a sixth-place result at his hometown track in the Nalley Cars 250 after starting 26th.

 

Mason Massey Truck Series Career Stats: Entering Atlanta, Massey has 15 career NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series races to his credit, earning a career-best 11th place finish at Texas Motor Speedway after starting 27th in the SpeedyCash.com 250 for Reaume Brothers Racing. 

 

Since 2019, he has carried an average finish of 25.5.

 

Daytona International Speedway | Fresh from Florida 250 Race Recap: In his Young’s Motorsports debut at the “World Center of Racing,” Mason Masey contended for a top-10 finish.

 

After starting the 100-lap race from the 32nd position, Massey had cleverly maneuvered through an intense night of carnage and found himself in contention for a strong finish.

 

However, Massey’s No. 02 BRUNT Workwear | Anderson Power Services Chevrolet Silverado encountered a mechanical mishap late in the race that left the team one lap off the pace and a frustrating 25th-place finish.

 

Young's Motorsports' NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway: This weekend will mark Young's Motorsports' 20th NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series start at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway. 

 

The organization posted a team-best finish at the track of 10th with Cup Series veteran Austin Dillon at the wheel in the 2018 Active Pest Control 200 on February 24, 2018. 

 

Since 2015, the Mooresville, N.C.-based Young's Motorsports team has had an average starting position of 22.9 and an average finish of 21.7 in 19 Atlanta Motor Speedway starts overall. 

 

Young's Motorsports' NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series History: Since entering the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series in 2012, the Mooresville, N.C., - based organization has logged 473 starts from 59 drivers, resulting in solid performances that include two victories (Talladega Superspeedway 2019 and 2021), seven top-five finishes and 33 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 22.8 and an average finishing position of 21.9.

 

Follow on Social Media: For more on Mason Massey, please visit masonmassey.com, like him on Facebook (Mason Massey Racing), and follow him on Instagram (@mason_massey) and X |Twitter (@mason_massey).


For more on Young’s Motorsports, please visit YoungsMotorsports.com, like them on Facebook (Young’s Motorsports), and follow them on Instagram (@youngsmotorsports) and X |Twitter (@youngsmtrsports).


Mason Massey Pre-Race Quote:


On Atlanta Motor Speedway: “I always look forward to going to my home track in Atlanta. It has always been a good place for me, with a lot of wins on the quarter mile and also getting my best NASCAR finish to date back in 2022.

 

“We had a fast truck at Daytona and did everything right, but unfortunately had some bad luck. We’re planning on turning that around this weekend!”

 

Race Information:

 

The FR8 208 (135 laps | 207.9 miles) is the second of 23 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series races on the 2024 schedule. Qualifying is set for Fri., Feb. 23, beginning at 3:05 p.m. The field will take the green flag on Sat., Feb. 24 shortly after 2:00 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio), and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90. 


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Young’s Motorsports | NASCAR Xfinity Series


Atlanta Motor Speedway | RAPTOR King of Tough 250


Fast Facts


No. 42 Young’s Motorsports Team:


Driver: Leland Honeyman Jr.   


Primary Partner(s): LH Waterfront Construction


Manufacturer: Chevrolet Camaro

 

Crew Chief: Andrew Abbott

 

2024 Driver Points Position: 28th | 2024 Owner Points Position: 30th

 

Engine: Earnhardt-Childress Racing

 

RAPTOR King of Tough 250 Starting Position: 35th

 

Movin' on Up!: In January, Young's Motorsports announced it would graduate from the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series to the NASCAR Xfinity Series full-time in 2024 with rising star Leland Honeyman Jr. behind the wheel of the team's No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro for the entire 33-race season continuing with Saturday’s RAPTOR King of Tough 250 at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway.

 

About Leland: The Phoenix, Ariz. native began honing his racing skills at the tender age of two racing Quads. By four years old, he moved into Trophy Karts and then collected three series championships in off-road racing Trophy Karts. 

 

After an instrumental tenure in Go Karts, he moved into the Bandolero competition in 2015 and was crowned a Bandolero National Champion two years later. From there, he moved into Limited Late Models before graduating to the Carolina Pro Late Model Series division in 2021, where he earned championship-runner-up honors and picked up an astounding victory in the annual Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway Fall Brawl.

 

Honeyman, 18, returns to the Mooresville, N.C.-based organization, where he ran an impressive ARCA Menards Series East Series campaign, finishing third in the 2022 championship standings.

 

During the 2023 season, he made eight NASCAR Xfinity Series starts, highlighted by a 21st-place finish at the Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway Road Course. 

 

All-Aboard!: For the second of 33 NASCAR Xfinity Series races this season, LH Waterfront Construction will serve as the primary marketing partner on the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro for the 135-lap race on Saturday afternoon. 

 

Since 1995, LH Waterfront Construction has been building custom homes and performing remodels at the highest level.


Leland Honeyman Jr. Xfinity Atlanta Motor Speedway Stats: Saturday afternoon's spring Atlanta Motor Speedway race will mark Honeyman's first NASCAR Xfinity Series start at the 1.5-mile speedway. 


Leland Honeyman Jr. Xfinity Career Stats: Entering Atlanta, Honeyman has nine career NASCAR Xfinity Series races to his credit, earning a career-best 21st place finish at the Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway Road Course after starting 26th in the Drive for the Cure 250 for Alpha Prime Racing. 

 

Since 2023, he has carried an average finish of 25.9.

 

Daytona International Speedway | United Rentals 300 Race Recap: In his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at the “World Center of Racing,” Leland Honeyman Jr. and his Young’s Motorsports team captured the attention of the series’ garage.

 

After successfully making the 38-car starting field based on their qualifying time in the 24th position, Honeyman maintained a healthy presence tucked in the lead draft for much of the race.

 

While challenging for a top-10 finish in the closing laps of the United Rentals 300, Honeyman was collected in a late race accident, which resulted in a frustrating 30th-place finish.

 

Calling the Shots: Guiding Honeyman Jr. as crew chief of the No. 42 Young's Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro is longtime crew chief Andrew Abbott.  

 

On Saturday, he will be crew chief in his 99th NASCAR Xfinity Series race. In his previous 98 races, he has three top-five and 11 top-10 finishes.  

 

The season's second race will be his fourth tango at Atlanta as crew chief in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. 

 

Young's Motorsports' NASCAR Xfinity Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway: This weekend will mark Young's Motorsports' first NASCAR Xfinity Series start at Hampton, Georgia’s Atlanta Motor Speedway. 

 

Young's Motorsports' NASCAR Xfinity Series History: Since entering the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2024, the Mooresville, N.C. - based organization has logged one start and maintains an average starting position of 24.0 and an average finish of 30.0.

 

Follow on Social Media: For more on Leland Honeyman Jr., please visit LelandHoneymanRacing.com, like him on Facebook (Leland Honeyman Racing) and follow on Instagram (@lelandhoneymanjr) and X |Twitter (@lelandhoneyman3).


For more on Young’s Motorsports, please visit YoungsMotorsports.com, like them on Facebook (Young’s Motorsports), and follow them on Instagram (@youngsmotorsports) and X |Twitter (@youngsmtrsports).


Leland Honeyman Jr. Pre-Race Quote:


On Atlanta Motor Speedway: “I’m excited to be running Atlanta for the first time. I’m obviously hoping for a better finish but it takes time.

 

“My Young’s Motorsports crew did an amazing job in Daytona so that keeps me very motivated that we can have a strong race on Saturday afternoon.”

 

On Joining Young's Motorsports for the 2024 Xfinity Series Season: "In 2024, I'm thrilled to be racing full-time for Young's Motorsports in their newly launched Xfinity team. Joining them as they enter this exciting series, I'm confident about our collective potential for the upcoming season. 

 

"The prospect of racing full-time in Xfinity adds an extra layer of excitement, and I can't wait to contribute to our team's journey and make our mark on the track."

 

Race Information:


The RAPTOR King of Tough 250 (163 laps | 251.02 miles) is the second of thirty-three (33) NASCAR Xfinity Series races on the 2024 schedule. Qualifying is set for Fri., Feb. 23, 2024, at 4:35 p.m. The field will take the green flag Sat. Feb. 24, 2024, shortly after 5:00 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Performance Racing Network (Radio), and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90.

 

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