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Young's Motorsports Iowa Speedway Team Preview

Young’s Motorsports | NASCAR Xfinity Series

 

Iowa Speedway | Hy-Vee PERKS 250


Fast Facts

 

No. 42 Young’s Motorsports Team:


Driver: Leland Honeyman Jr.  

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


Manufacturer: Chevrolet Camaro


Crew Chief: Andrew Abbott


2024 Driver Points Position: 20th | 2024 Owner Points Position: 23rd


Engine: Earnhardt-Childress Racing


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 Young’s Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro for the entire 33-race season continuing with Saturday afternoon’s Hy-Vee PERKS 250 at Iowa 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, 19, 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 15th of 33 NASCAR Xfinity Series races this season, Young’s Motorsports welcomes back Texas-based Young’s Building Systems and Randco will partner with the Mooresville, N.C.-based team as the primary partners on the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro for the 79-lap race on Saturday afternoon.  

 

Since 1981, Young’s Building Systems has been providing West Texas with all their metal building needs. This family-owned and operated business has become an industry favorite due to the experience gained and the professional results completed. Young’s Building System is a division of Randco Industries, Inc. We have expanded into a company that has the ability to erect any type of building, from a small single story to a city high-rise.


Our customers have multiple uses for our buildings, including commercial, residential, agricultural, industrial, skid-mounted buildings and compressor station buildings.


We also have a team that specializes in stairs and railings of all shapes and sizes. Young’s Building Systems is fully insured for your peace of mind, so we carry workmen’s compensation and general liability coverage that goes above and beyond State requirements.


Our company is fully equipped with moving and lifting equipment along with compressors, generators and welding equipment. We have the tools and equipment needed to support large, demanding projects. Our work ethic is based on the principles of quality, promptness, and customer experience.


Young’s Building Systems continuously raises our standard of excellence and works hard to make sure that each and every one of your needs are met.


Leland Honeyman Jr. NASCAR Xfinity Series Iowa Speedway Stats: Saturday afternoon’s Hy-Vee PERKS 250 will mark Honeyman’s inaugural Xfinity Series start at the 0.875-mile nestled in Newton, Iowa.

 

Honeyman, however, does have one prior ARCA Menards Series East start at the Midwest short track. During his full-time campaign in the developmental series owned by NASCAR, Honeyman finished sixth after qualifying 12th in the 2022 Calypso Lemonade 150.

 

This weekend’s race, a tripleheader weekend with the ARCA Menards Series and NASCAR Cup Series will be Honeyman’s fifth career short track race of his young career.

 

The Xfinity Series rookie driver will look to improve his overall average finish of 25.3.

 

Leland Honeyman Jr. NASCAR Xfinity Career Stats: Entering Iowa, Honeyman has 22 career NASCAR Xfinity Series races to his credit, earning a career-best fourth-place finish at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway after starting 33rd in the Ag-Pro 300 for Young’s Motorsports in April 2024.

 

Since 2023, he has carried an average finish of 23.5.

 

Sonoma Raceway | Zip Buy Now, Pay Later 250 Race Recap: In the 14th race of the 2024 Xfinity Series season, Young’s Motorsports and Honeyman searched for another solid finish in the team’s inaugural trip to Wine Country in Sonoma, Calif.

 

Qualifying on speed in the 29th position last Saturday morning, Honeyman battled throughout the race to climb through the field with his No. 02 Young’s Building Systems Chevrolet Camaro.

 

Unfortunately, just following Stage 2, the Mooresville, N.C. team was plagued with power steering issues, which made the race extremely tough for their freshman driver. Honeyman persevered, however, and brought his Chevrolet Camaro home in 29th, one lap off the pace of race winner Shane van Gisbergen.

 

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 112th NASCAR Xfinity Series race. In his previous 111 races, he has four top-five and 12 top-10 finishes.  

 

The season's 15th race will be his second tango in the Hawkeye State as crew chief in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. 


Young's Motorsports' NASCAR Xfinity Series at Iowa Speedway: This weekend will mark Young's Motorsports' first NASCAR Xfinity Series start at Iowa Speedway.


Nevertheless, the Mooresville, N.C.-based team has 13 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series starts at the famed Midwest short track. 


The organization posted a team-best 13th-place finish twice at the track on June 23, 2017, with Scott Lagasse Jr. at the wheel in the M&Ms 200.


Most recently, open wheel invader Tanner Thorson also earned a 13th-place finish at the track on June 16, 2018, in the M&Ms 200.


Since 2013, the Mooresville, N.C.-based Young's Motorsports team has had an average starting position of 21.2 and an average finish of 21.2 in 13 Iowa Speedway Truck Series starts overall. 


Young's Motorsports' NASCAR Xfinity Series History: Since entering the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2024, the Mooresville, N.C. - based organization has logged 14 starts and maintains an average starting position of 27.6 and an average finish of 22.5.

 

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 Iowa Speedway: “I am happy to be back at Iowa Speedway this year after racing there in the ARCA East car in 2022 after two weeks of Xfinity Series road courses.


“I’m excited to get back at an oval to build back our momentum going into the rest of the season!”

Race Information:


The Hy-Vee PERKS 250 (250 laps | 218.75 miles) is the 15th of thirty-three (33) NASCAR Xfinity Series races on the 2024 schedule. An extended practice begins on Friday, June 14, 2024, from 3:35 – 4:25 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Saturday, June 15 from 11:05 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. with the 38-car field set to take the green flag later in the day shortly after 2:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m. ET) with live coverage on the USA Network, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90. All times are local (Central).

 

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