Young's Motorsports Circuit of the Americas Truck Series Team Preview

Updated: Jul 20

Young’s Motorsports | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series


Circuit of the Americas | Toyota Tundra 225


Fast Facts

No. 02 Young’s Motorsports Team:


Driver: Kaz Grala


Primary Partner(s): Young’s Building Systems | Randco Industries Inc.


Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado


Crew Chief: Eddie Troconis


2021 Driver Points Position: N/A | 2021 Owner Points Position: 22nd


Chassis Intel: YMS Chassis No. 016


Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies


Notes of Interest:


Pinch-Hit Take II: While Young’s Motorsports primary driver Kris Wright is focusing on his NASCAR Xfinity Series opportunity this weekend at Circuit of the Americas (COTA), former series’ winner Kaz Grala will step in and drive the No. 02 Young’s Building Systems | Randco Chevrolet Silverado.


Wright is scheduled to return to the seat in the series’ next scheduled event at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway on May. 28, 2021.


Young’s Motorsports debut: Grala impressed in his Young’s Motorsports debut in February on the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway Road Course.


Despite starting 24th in the No. 02 Young’s Building Systems | Randco. Chevrolet Silverado in the Brakebest Brake Pads 159 presented by O’Reilly, Grala climbed from the rear and contended for a top-five finish before finishing eighth in NASCAR overtime.


The top-10 finish is the season-best performance for Young’s Motorsports thus far in 2021.


Welcome Aboard: For the ninth Truck Series race of 2021, Young’s Motorsports welcomes Texas-based Young’s Building Systems and Randco Industries Inc. as the primary marketing partner on Grala’s No. 02 Chevrolet Silverado for the Toyota Tundra 225.


Kaz Grala Truck Series Circuit of the America Stats: Saturday afternoon’s Toyota Tundra 225 will mark Grala’s Truck Series debut at the highly touted Circuit of the Americas.


Kaz Grala Truck Series Road Course Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a road course, Grala has made three starts throughout his career with one top-five and two top-10 finishes, while also carrying an average finishing position of 12.3.


In 2017, he finished third after starting third at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park road course.


Darlington Raceway | LiftKits4Less.com 200 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Darlington Raceway, mainstay driver Kris Wright made his debut at the track dubbed “Too Tough To Tame.”


Despite making progress early in the race, Wright found himself collected in Lap 25 crash in Turn 2 prematurely ending his Darlington debut.


Solid Pace For Young’s Motorsports: With 14 races remaining in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season, Young’s Motorsports sits a respectable 22nd in the series’ owner standings with a handful of drivers.


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


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


Just The Facts: Grala, 22, has 34 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) starts to his credit with a victory at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway in Feb. 2017. Additionally, he has one pole, five top-five and 16 top-10 performances driving for GMS Racing, Niece Motorsports and Young’s Motorsports respectively.


Calling the Shots: Guiding Grala 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 131st NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday. In his previous 130 races, he has two wins, 22 top-five and 45 top-10 finishes to his resume.


Troconis touted as a gifted engineer will make his crew chief debut at the touted Circuit of the Americas this weekend.


Follow on Social Media: For more on Kaz Grala, please visit, kazgrala.com, like him on Facebook (Kaz Grala) and follow him on Twitter (@KazGrala).


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).


Kaz Grala Pre-Race Quote:


On Circuit of the Americas: "There is a lot of hype around Circuit of the Americas this weekend and I cannot wait to get on track with this Young’s Motorsports team. We are taking the same approach this weekend that we did on the Daytona Road Course and hope for similar results.”


On Returning To Trucks: “I love trucks. It has proven to be some of the best racing in NASCAR and I’m thrilled to have the chance again to wheel this No. 02 Young’s Building Systems | Randco Chevrolet and bring the team home another solid finish in 2021.”


No. 12 Young’s Motorsports Team:

Driver: Tate Fogleman


Primary Partner(s): Solid Rock Carriers


Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado


Crew Chief: Ryan “Pickle” London


2021 Driver Points Position: 26th | 2021 Owner Points Position: 36th


Chassis Intel: YMS Chassis No. 015


Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies


Notes of Interest:


Let’s Turn Right And Left Again: For the second time this season, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will compete on a road course but will make its inaugural stop at the famed Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.


The NCWTS kicks off a tripleheader weekend on the 3.4-mile course in the “Lone Star State” joining the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Cup Series respectively.


COTA is also considered a second home track for the Young’s Motorsports team alongside Texas Motor Speedway. Young’s Motorsports principal Tyler Young is a native of Midland, Texas.


Tate Fogleman Truck Series Circuit of the Americas Stats: Saturday afternoon’s Toyota Tundra 225 will mark Fogleman’s Truck Series debut at the highly touted Circuit of the Americas.


Tate Fogleman Truck Series Road Course Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a road course, Fogleman has made two starts carrying an average finishing position of 19.0.


In 2020 and 2021 respectively, Fogleman notched back-to-back 19th place efforts on the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway Road Course.


Darlington Raceway | LiftKits4Less.com 200 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Darlington Raceway, Fogleman made his third NCWTS start at the track dubbed “Too Tough To Tame.”


Despite making progress throughout the race, Fogleman found himself collected in Lap 118 restart crash entering Turn 1 and prematurely ended his night.


Solid As A Rock: Solid Rock Carriers will continue a season-long partnership with Solid Rock Carriers as the primary marketing partner of his No. 12 Young’s Motorsports Chevrolet for the Toyota Tundra 225.


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 COTA, Fogleman sits 26th in the championship standings.


Just 55 points separate Fogleman from 15th in the championship standings currently held by Hailie Deegan with 14 races remaining this season.


Young’s Motorsports’ No. 12 team also secures 36th 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.