Young's Motorsports FR8 Auctions 208 Team Preview

Young’s Motorsports | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series


Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway | FR8 Auctions 208


Fast Facts

No. 02 Young’s Motorsports Team:

Driver: Jesse Little


Primary Partner(s): Sim Seats


Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado RST


Crew Chief: Eddie Troconis


2022 Driver Points Position: 20th | 2022 Owner Points Position: 18th


Chassis Intel: YMS Chassis No. 021


Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies



Notes of Interest:


Little’s Back: This weekend at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway, Young’s Motorsports welcomes back Jesse Little as the driver of the No. 02 Chevrolet Silverado RST. Little returns to the organization for his second of 11 confirmed races aboard the team’s flagship entry.


Sponsor Intel: Sim Seats will serve as the primary marketing partner on Little’s No. 02 Chevrolet Silverado RST for his 36th career Truck Series start.


Sim Seats, an innovative leader in driving simulators will sponsor Fogleman for the 150-lap race Friday night.

Since 2009, Sim Seats has been designing and fabricating high-quality made-in-the-USA driving simulators including motion systems, triple monitor mounts, sim racing accessories, complete turn-key iRacing ready packages and even custom fabrication.

Their customer base includes all racers from amateur to pro ranks.


Welcome Aboard: For the third Truck Series race of the season, Young’s Motorsports and Jesse Little welcome back Luxio as an associate marketing partner on the No. 02 Chevrolet Silverado RST.


Luxio joined the Young’s Motorsports team at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway in February.


Luxio was founded in 2021 with a mission to bring high quality home goods to consumers all around the world at fair, affordable pricing. Luxio currently offers shipping to Canada, Mexico, United States of America and the United Kingdom.


Jesse Little Truck Series Atlanta Motor Speedway Stats: Jesse Little will make his fourth Truck Series start at Atlanta in Saturday afternoon’s FR8 Auction 208. He earned a track-best eighth on the old 1.5-mile configuration in 2018 after starting 12th for his family-owned JJL Motorsports team.


Jesse Little Truck Series Speedway Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a speedway, Little has made 26 starts throughout his career with five top-10 finishes, while carrying an average finishing position of 18.1.


Driver Intel: Little, the son of former NASCAR driver Chad Little returns to the Truck Series scene after spending the last two seasons competing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for JD Motorsports and BJ McLeod Motorsports, respectively.


Daytona will mark Little’s 35th career start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and second at the “World Center of Racing” after competing for Diversified Motorsports Enterprises (DME) in February 2020.


From 2015 to 2020, Little, 24, has achieved seven top-10 finishes in the Truck Series, including a career-best sixth-place finish driving for his family-owned JJL Motorsports team at Iowa Speedway in 2018.


Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway | Victoria’s Voice 200 Race Recap: Little’s teammate Kaz Grala piloted the No. 02 Ruedebusch Chevrolet Silverado RST in the Truck Series most recent race at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway on March 4th.


After starting mid-pack at the 1.5-mile speedway, Grala appeared headed towards a strong top-15 finish before his truck experienced engine failure on Lap 113 relegating the team to a 30th place finish.


In his most recent with Young’s Motorsports at Daytona, Little earned his eighth-career top-10 finish in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition with a noteworthy sixth-place finish at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on Feb. 18, 2022.


Calling the Shots: Guiding Little as crew chief of the No. 02 Sim Seats Chevrolet Silverado RST is 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 145th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday afternoon. In his previous 144 races, he has two wins, 23 top-five and 47 top-10 finishes to his resume.


Touted as a gifted engineer, Troconis will make his seventh crew chief start at Atlanta this weekend.


Follow on Social Media: For more on Jesse Little, please like him on Facebook (Jesse Little Racing) and follow on Instagram (@JesseLittle97) and Twitter (@JesseLittle97).


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).

Jesse Little Pre-Race Quote:

On Atlanta: “I like probably all other drivers I’m going into this weekend with a clear mind, it’s not only a brand-new surface but also a completely new configuration. We don’t have iRacing or a track map to lean on so it’s going to be important to work up to.


“I’m thankful to have Sim Seats and Luxio on board our Silverado RST. Whether it’s going to be drafting or mile and half racing, I know my guys have built a fast No. 02 truck and we’re excited to go build on the momentum.”


No. 12 Young’s Motorsports Team:


Driver: Spencer Boyd


Primary Partner(s): RimTyme

Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado RST


Crew Chief: Ryan “Pickle” London


2022 Driver Points Position: 16th | 2022 Owner Points Position: 20th


Chassis Intel: YMS Chassis No. 014


Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies


Notes of Interest:


Back To Familiar Territory: Fan favorite Spencer Boyd returns to the recently repaved Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway aboard a new number and under new leadership eyeing his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win of his career.


No. 122: This weekend at Atlanta, Boyd will make his 122nd career NASCAR start. Boyd has three starts in the NASCAR Cup Series, 50 starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and will make his 69th start in Trucks when the green flag waves Saturday afternoon.

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.


Anchor Partner: Last month, Spencer Boyd announced that RimTyme will serve as an anchor partner on his No. 12 Chevrolet Silverado for the 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.


RimTyme will serve as the primary marketing for seven races this season while serving as an associate marketing partner for the remaining 16 races.


RimTyme Custom Wheels and Tires carries more custom rims than the traditional wheel shop. They have a large selection of name-brand custom wheels available in the latest styles, finishes, colors, and sizes.


In addition to a variety of wheel brands, RimTyme carries popular tire brands for everyday driving needs at affordable prices to fit any budget.


Spencer Boyd Truck Series Atlanta Motor Speedway Stats: Saturday afternoon’s FR8 Auctions 208 will mark Boyd’s fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the 1.5-mile speedway.


In his three previous efforts, Boyd has a track-best finish of 25th in the spring race of 2019, while also carrying an average finish of 28.3.


Spencer Boyd Truck Series Speedway Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a speedway, Boyd has made 41 starts throughout his career carrying an average finishing position of 23.8.


Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway | Victoria’s Voice 200 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway, Boyd made his 69th career Truck Series start.


Starting 35th in his No. 12 Hair Club Chevrolet Silverado RST, Boyd continued to make forward progression during the race but was spun by another competitor with two laps remaining in the race.


The crash resulted in a disappointing 27th place finish for Boyd and his Young’s Motorsports team.


To The Point(s): Entering Atlanta, Boyd sits 16th in the championship standings.


51 points separate Boyd from first in the championship standings currently held by Chandler Smith with 21 races remaining this season.


Just 19 points separate Boyd from 10th in the championship standings occupied by John Hunter Nemechek.


Young’s Motorsports’ No. 12 team also secures 18th in the Truck Series 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 68 career Truck Series starts with one win, two top-five and three top-10 finishes and a championship best of 17th in 2019 and carries an average finish of 22.5.


Calling the Shots: Guiding Boyd as crew chief of the No. 12 RimTyme Chevrolet Silverado RST is veteran crew chief Ryan “Pickle” London.

He will crew chief his 49th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday night. In his previous 48 races, he has one win, two top-five and four top-10 finishes to his resume.

This weekend marks his second race as crew chief at Atlanta.


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 Atlanta: “Atlanta looks to be a blast with the new surface. Excited to get out there in our No. 12 RimTyme | Luxxx Wheels Chevrolet Silverado RST and contend for a solid finish for everyone.”


No. 20 Young’s Motorsports Team:

Driver: Matt Mills


Primary Partner(s): J.F. Electric


Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado RST


Crew Chief: Joe Lax


2022 Driver Points Position: N/A | 2022 Owner Points Position: 14th


Chassis Intel: YMS Chassis No. 017


Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies


Notes of Interest:


Bonus Race: Last month Young’s Motorsports announced that Matt Mills will join the team to pilot the No. 20 Chevrolet Silverado in a limited Truck Series schedule, but the Mooresville, N.C.-based team has added Saturday afternoon’s FR8 Auctions 208 to his slate.


Sponsor Intel: Mills will pilot the No. 20 Chevrolet Silverado with support from J.F. Electric.


J.F. Electric is a leading electrical construction company specializing in the Commercial, Industrial, Telcom and Utility segments. J.F. Electric has been in business over 50 years with the goal of delivering quality and value to every project.


Utilitra, a women-owned utility and technology solutions provider will serve in an associate role on the No. 20 Chevrolet Silverado RST for the third Truck Series race of 2022.


Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway | Victoria’s Voice 200 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway earlier this month, Mills made his return to Trucks for the first time since 2018 at Michigan International Speedway.


Starting the No. 20 J.F. Electric Chevrolet Silverado 27th, Mills utilized the second Truck Series race of the year to progressively march his way towards the top-20 and throughout Stage 3 pushed his trucks to the limits to finish a Truck Series career-best 15th at the checkered flag.


Thanks to the finish, Young’s Motorsports’ No. 20 team secures 14th in the Truck Series owner standings.


Double Duty: In addition to Saturday afternoon’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Mills will also compete in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Nalley Cars 250 driving for B.J. McLeod Motorsports immediately following the Truck Series event.


Mills will make his sixth Xfinity Series start in Atlanta aboard the No. 5 J.F. Electric Chevrolet Camaro.


He Will Be Back For More: Following Atlanta, The New Philadelphia, Ohio native will also return to the driving duties at Kansas Speedway (May 14), World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway (June 4) and Richmond (Va.) Raceway (Aug. 13).

Matt Mills Truck Series Stats: From 2016 to 2018, Mills has 12 starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, highlighted by a career-best 15th place finish at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway in March 2022 driving the No. 20 Chevrolet Silverado for Young’s Motorsports.


In addition to Young’s Motorsports, Mills also has also made Truck Series starts for David Gilliland Racing, Faith Motorsports, Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing, Martins Motorsports and SS GreenLight Racing with Jeff Lefcourt.


Calling the Shots: Guiding Mills as crew chief of the No. 20 J.F. Electric Chevrolet Silverado is veteran crew chief Joe Lax.

He will crew chief his 79th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday afternoon In his previous 78 races, he has one pole and eight top-10 finishes to his resume.

This weekend marks his fourth race as crew chief at Atlanta.


Follow on Social Media: For more on Matt Mills, please like him on Facebook (Official Matt Mills Racing) and follow him on Instagram (@mattmillsracing) and Twitter (@mattmillsracing).


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).


Matt Mills Pre-Race Quotes:


On Atlanta: “We had a good start together, scoring a top-15 finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and I’m looking forward to building on that this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway.


“There are a lot of unknowns entering this weekend’s race with the changes made to the track, so getting extra seat time will be beneficial. Having JF Electric and Utilitra supporting us once again is special. They have been amazing partners over the years and I’m ready to get them another solid finish this weekend.”


Race Information:


The FR8 Auctions (135 laps | 207.9 miles) is the third of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2022 schedule. Practice begins on Fri., March 18, 2022, from 3:05 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Sat., March 19, 2022, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The field will take the green flag shortly after 2:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90. All times are local (ET).

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