Young's Motorsports Charlotte Motor Speedway Truck Series Team Preview

Updated: Jul 20

Young’s Motorsports | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series


Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway | N.C. Education Lottery 200


Fast Facts


No. 02 Young’s Motorsports Team:


Driver: Kris Wright


Primary Partner(s): F.N.B. Corporation


Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado


Crew Chief: Eddie Troconis


2021 Driver Points Position: 34th | 2021 Owner Points Position: 17th


Chassis Intel: YMS Chassis No. 12


Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies


Notes of Interest:


Magnificent Seven: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year candidate Kris Wright will pilot the No. 02 First National Bank Corporation Chevrolet Silverado this weekend at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway for his seventh career start.


In addition to his five Truck Series races this season at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway, Richmond (Va.) Raceway, Kansas Speedway and Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, Wright made his NCWTS debut last summer at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway Road Course.


Welcome Aboard: For the third time in 2021, F.N.B. Corporation will serve as the primary partner on Wright’s No. 02 Chevrolet Silverado.


F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE: FNB), headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a diversified financial services company operating in seven states and the District of Columbia. FNB’s market coverage spans several major metropolitan areas including Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Baltimore, Maryland; Cleveland, Ohio; Washington, D.C.; and Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham and the Piedmont Triad (Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point) in North Carolina.


The Company has total assets of more than $38 billion and nearly 340 banking offices throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, D.C. and Virginia. FNB provides a full range of commercial banking, consumer banking and wealth management solutions through its subsidiary network, which is led by its largest affiliate, First National Bank of Pennsylvania, founded in 1864.


Kris Wright Truck Series Charlotte Motor Speedway Stats: Friday night’s N.C. Education Lottery 200 will mark Wright’s first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway.


Kris Wright Truck Series Intermediate Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a speedway, Wright has made three starts throughout his rookie season, carrying an average finish of 32.3.


Circuit of the Americas | Toyota Tundra 225 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Circuit of the Americas, Kaz Grala piloted the No. 02 Young’s Building Systems | Randco Industries Inc. Chevrolet Silverado.


Grala qualified second, led 11 laps and finished second to earn the Young’s Motorsports team their best finish since winning at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway in October 2019.


Driver Intel: Road racing standout Kris Wright continues his rookie season with Young’s Motorsports with Friday night’s LiftKits4Less.com 200 at Darlington.


The former IMSA and Formula 3 driver invades the Truck Series scene this season after spending much of the 2020 season competing in the ARCA Menards Series competing for Chad Bryant Racing and GMS Racing, respectively.


Wright earned three top-10 finishes in six races, including a career-best seventh in the season-finale at Kansas Speedway last October.


Solid Pace For Young’s Motorsports: With 13 races remaining in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season, Young’s Motorsports sits a solid 17th in the series’ owner standings with a handful of drivers.


In addition to Wright, former Truck Series winner Kaz Grala and NASCAR Xfinity Series winner Josh Berry have all piloted the No. 02 Young’s Motorsports Chevrolet in the opening nine races of 2021.


In one of the most competitive Truck Series seasons on record, the team has collected one top-five, two top-10s, three top-15s and six top-25 efforts collectively.


Calling the Shots: Guiding Wright as crew chief of the No. 02 Chevrolet Silverado is longtime crew chief Eddie Troconis.


Troconis is a two-time winning crew chief in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and comes to Young’s Motorsports after tenures at ThorSport Racing, AM Racing and Sam Hunt Racing (Xfinity Series) respectively.


He will crew chief his 132nd NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday. In his previous 131 races, he has two wins, 23 top-five and 46 top-10 finishes to his resume.


Troconis touted as a gifted engineer will make his sixth crew chief start at Charlotte this weekend.


Follow on Social Media: For more on Kris Wright, please visit, kriswrightmotorsports.com, like him on Facebook (Kris Wright Racing) and follow him on Twitter (@KrisOnNASCAR).


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


Kris Wright Pre-Race Quote:


On Charlotte Motor Speedway: "I’m glad to be back in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Young’s Motorsports this weekend at Charlotte. We have a special F.N.B. Corporation paint scheme symbolizing Memorial day and I’d like nothing more than to bring the team home another strong top-10 run.


On 2021 Season: “We are heading to Charlotte hoping to change our luck. We haven’t had the finishes we wanted over the past couple of races, but it has not come from a lack of effort from everyone on the Young’s Motorsports team.


“The opportunity to have practice and qualifying before the race should be a benefit to our Young’s Motorsports team this weekend.


No. 12 Young’s Motorsports Team:

Driver: Tate Fogleman


Primary Partner(s): DA-Quick Clip™ | Operation K.A.R.E.


Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado


Crew Chief: Ryan “Pickle” London


2021 Driver Points Position: 25th | 2021 Owner Points Position: 35th


Chassis Intel: YMS Chassis No. 20


Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies


Notes of Interest:


Back To Familiar Territory: In his sophomore season of Truck Series competition, Fogleman returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway hoping to duplicate his track-best 17th place run last May.


New Partner Alert: On Monday, Young’s Motorsports announced that DA-Quick Clip™ will support Fogleman for two upcoming NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway, respectively.


The DA-Quick Clip™ is an innovative multi-size two pipe grommet with the ability to fasten multiple different pipe applications to metal or wood studs.


The DA-Quick Clip™ is patented and UPC certified.


We Care: In addition to DA-Quick Clip™, Fogleman and Young’s Motorsports welcome Operation K.A.R.E. as an associate marketing partner for the 10th race of 2021.


Operation K.A.R.E. is on a mission to give back to the men and women who have been wounded fighting for our freedom and improve their quality of life.


In 2016, the Zeta Phi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Order at High Point University began ‘Operation K.A.R.E.’ (Knowledge, Awareness, Results, Empowerment) - a student-led initiative aimed at raising money to provide Track Chairs for wounded veterans.


Since 2016 Operation K.A.R.E. has raised and donated over $215,000 to the Independence Fund to provide Track Chairs and other wellness programs for veterans around the country.


To achieve this, they have built a nationwide coalition of over 1,000+ donors — individuals, businesses and other organizations — from around the country.


Tate Fogleman Truck Series Charlotte Motor Speedway Stats: Friday night’s N.C. Education Lottery 200 marks Fogelman’s second Truck Series start at the Concord, N.C.-based Charlotte Motor Speedway.


Last year, he guided his No. 02 Chevrolet to a respectable 17th place finish, the same spot he started the race.


Tate Fogleman Truck Series Intermediate Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a speedway, Fogleman has made 21 starts throughout his career, carrying an average finish of 23.5.


Circuit of the Americas | Toyota Tundra 225 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Circuit of the Americas, Tate Fogleman made his third career road course start.


In the rain, Fogleman qualified on time in 30th and maintained a respectable pace throughout the event to earn a 25th place finish, his fourth top-25 run of the 2021 season.


Solid As A Rock: Solid Rock Carriers will continue a season-long partnership with Solid Rock Carriers as an associate marketing partner of his No. 12 Young’s Motorsports Chevrolet for the N.C. Education Lottery 200.


Solid Rock Carriers Inc. is a licensed and bonded freight shipping and trucking company running freight hauling business from Lagrange, North Carolina. Serving the eastern United States for over 20 years, Solid Rock Carriers provides on-time delivery and superior customer service.


To The Point(s): Entering Charlotte, Fogleman sits 25th in the championship standings.


Just 66 points separate Fogleman from 15th in the championship standings currently held by Hailie Deegan with 13 races remaining this season.


Young’s Motorsports’ No. 12 team also secures 35th in the NCWTS owner standings.


Did You Know?: 21-year-old Fogleman is the son of Jay Fogleman a former competitor in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and a 10-time winner in what is now known as the CARS Tour Series.


He is also a business major at High Point University.


Calling the Shots: Guiding Fogleman as crew chief of the No. 12 Young’s Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado is crew chief Ryan London.


He will crew chief his 34th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday night. In his previous 33 races, he has one top-five and two top-10 finishes to his resume.


This weekend marks his second race as crew chief at Charlotte Motor Speedway.


Follow on Social Media: For more on Tate Fogleman, please like him on Facebook (Tate Fogelman Racing) and follow him on Instagram (tatefogleman) and Twitter (@tate_fogleman).


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


Tate Fogleman Pre-Race Quotes:


On Charlotte Motor Speedway: “Charlotte Motor Speedway was one of my better tracks last season, so I’m looking for an opportunity to duplicate or better that performance on Friday night.


“I’m very thankful to carry the DA-Quick Clip™ | Operation K.A.RE. colors for such an important race for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The truck looks fantastic, and I cannot wait to see how it runs under the lights Friday.”


On Operation K.A.R.E.: “I attend High Point University where I am a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. Being a part of the fraternity, we do a lot of philanthropy work, one of the biggest ways we do this is through Operation K.A.R.E. which was founded by the zeta phi chapter at High Point University.


“We are motivated by the service and sacrifice by the brave men and women who serve in uniform. My brothers in KA have worked hard to grow this initiative and I wanted to use my platform to bring attention to this great cause.


“Since 2016 we have raised and donated over $500,000 to provide track chairs and other wellness programs for veterans around the country. I hope you will join us in expanding what we have created. You can learn more and donate at operationkare.org.”


On 2021 Season: “I’m proud of everyone on this Young’s Motorsports team – even if we do not have the finishes to show for it. It does not come from a lack of effort from anyone.


“We will continue to fight. We need to put some points on the board over the next couple of races to head into the summer stretch.”


No. 20 Young’s Motorsports Team:

Driver: Spencer Boyd


Primary Partner(s): Credit MRI


Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado


Crew Chief: Joe Lax


2021 Driver Points Position: 26th | 2021 Owner Points Position: 35th


Chassis Intel: YMS Chassis No. 103


Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies


Notes of Interest:


Back To Familiar Territory: Fan favorite Spencer Boyd returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway looking to improve on his track-best 20th place run at the 1.5-mile speedway in May 2017.


No. 100: This weekend at Charlotte, Boyd will make his 100th career NASCAR start. Boyd has three starts in the NASCAR Cup Series, 41 starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and will make his 56th start in Trucks when the green flag waves Friday night.


The highlight of his NASCAR career is a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway in October 2019 driving for Young’s Motorsports.


Spencer Boyd Truck Series Charlotte Motor Speedway Stats: Friday night’s N.C. Education Lottery 200 will mark Boyd’s fourth Truck Series start at Charlotte Motor Speedway.


In his previous three races, Boyd carries an average finish of 22.3 and has completed 399 of the 402 laps available for a 99.3 percent lap completion.


Spencer Boyd Truck Series Intermediate Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a speedway, Boyd has made 34 starts throughout his career, carrying an average finish of 23.8.


Fix Now, Pay Later: This weekend at Darlington, Boyd’s No. 20 Young’s Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado will adorn the primary colors of Credit MRI.


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To The Point(s): Entering Charlotte, Boyd sits 26th in the championship standings up two positions from Darlington.


Just 71 points separate Boyd from 15th in the championship standings currently held by Hailie Deegan with 13 races remaining this season.


Young’s Motorsports’ No. 20 team also secures 35th in the NCWTS owner standings.


Chasing That W: Boyd is eyeing his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory for himself and Young’s Motorsports.


In 2019 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, Boyd pulled an upset during the Truck Series Playoffs by winning the Sugarland Shines 250 at the 2.66-mile superspeedway edging Todd Gilliland by 0.027 seconds.


Truck Series Rundown: In five years of Truck Series competition, Boyd has 55 career Truck Series starts with one win, two top-five and two top-10 finishes and a championship best of 17th in 2019.


Calling the Shots: Guiding Boyd as crew chief of the No. 20 Credit MRI Chevrolet Silverado is veteran crew chief Joe Lax.


He will crew chief his 65th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday. In his previous 64 races, he has one pole and six top-10 finishes to his resume.


This weekend marks his third race as crew chief at Charlotte Motor Speedway.


Follow on Social Media: For more on Spencer Boyd, please like him on Facebook (Spencer Boyd Racing) and follow him on Instagram (SpencerBoydpr) and Twitter (@SpencerBoyd).


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


Spencer Boyd Pre-Race Quotes:


On Charlotte Motor Speedway: “With NASCAR’s ties to North Carolina, running well at Charlotte Motor Speedway is a top priority for any driver and team, including ours.


“It will be an extremely competitive race, but we are looking forward to doing our part to contend for a strong finish with our No. 20 Credit MRI Chevrolet Silverado on Friday night.”


On 100th NASCAR Start: “If you asked the 14-year-old me, who somehow convinced his parents to move to Charlotte to chase a racing dream, if I’d be at this point in my career, I might have laughed.


“Everyone who ever steps into a race car wants to make it big. I’d like to think that my 100th race is big considering what had to be done to get here, but I’ve got more goals and I intend to be here for a while.”


On Partnering With Credit MRI: “I used to sell cars back in my part-time NASCAR days. “I would see many hard-working people unable to get approved for a car because of simple strikes on their credit reports.


“Credit MRI is helping those folks, without charging them upfront, navigate the confusing path of credit recovery. Anything that helps hard-working Americans is high on my list!”