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.


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