Young's Motorsports Kansas Truck Series Team Preview

Updated: 4 days ago

Young’s Motorsports | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Kansas Speedway | WISE Power 200


Fast Facts


No. 02 Young’s Motorsports Team:

Driver: Kris Wright


Primary Partner(s): MasterTech


Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado


Crew Chief: Eddie Troconis


2021 Driver Points Position: 31st | 2021 Owner Points Position: 16th


WISE Power 200 Starting Position: 24th (Based on event formula)


Chassis Intel: YMS Chassis No. 012


Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies


Notes of Interest:


Number Five Is Alive: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year candidate Kris Wright will pilot the No. 02 MasterTech Chevrolet Silverado this weekend at Kanas Speedway for his fifth career start.


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


Welcome Aboard: For the seventh Truck Series race of 2021, Young’s Motorsports welcomes MasterTech as the primary marketing partner on Wright’s No. 02 Chevrolet Silverado for the ToyotaCare 250.


For over 19 years, the MasterTech Vehicle Protection Program® has shielded drivers from the rising cost of vehicle repairs that are over and above the manufacturer’s limited warranty and any applicable powertrain limited warranties.


This elite service contract program can be tailored to meet your driving needs while providing affordable options to meet your budget.


I’m Back: Wright, a native of Wexford, Pa. will return to familiar territory this weekend in the Land of Oz. Wright has previous experience at the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway in the ARCA Menards Series.


Last October, he earned his career-best finish in the NASCAR-owned series earning a career-best seventh after starting eighth in a Chad Bryant Racing prepared Chevrolet.


Richmond (Va.) Raceway | ToyotaCare 250 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Richmond (Va.) Raceway, Kris Wright returned to the driving duties of the No. 02 MasterTech Chevrolet.


After starting 22nd in his Truck Series short track debut, Wright maintained a solid pace until a Lap 212 accident ended his day and resulted in a disappointing 35th place finish.


Solid Pace For Young’s Motorsports: With 16 races remaining in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season, Young’s Motorsports sits a respectable 16th 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 six 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.


Driver Intel: Road racing standout Kris Wright continues his rookie season with Young’s Motorsports with Saturday night’s WISE Power 200 at Kansas.


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.


Calling the Shots: Guiding Wright as crew chief of the No. 02 MasterTech 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 129th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday. In his previous 128 races, he has two wins, 22 top-five and 45 top-10 finishes to his resume.


Troconis touted as a gifted engineer has six starts as crew chief at Kansas’s 1.5- oval. Last year, he guided Austin Wayne Self to a personal-track best 13th after starting 17th.


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 Kansas Speedway: “I’m looking forward to going to Kansas Speedway this weekend with the Young’s Motorsports team. It is a race track that I have previous experience at and I’m hoping that track time will prove to be beneficial for us as we aim for a top-10 finish in our No. 02 MasterTech Chevrolet Silverado.”


On 2021 Season: “Obviously Richmond was a bummer, but as a team, we will continue to fight and go on to the next race with our heads held high and a goal to put ourselves in a position to have a good run.


“Hopefully, we leave Kansas with some momentum for Darlington.”


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: 32nd


WISE Power 200 Starting Position: 35th (Based on event formula)


Chassis Intel: YMS Chassis No. 019


Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies


Notes of Interest:


Back To Familiar Territory: In his sophomore season of Truck Series competition, Fogleman returns to Kansas Speedway looking to improve on his track-best 17th place runs at the 1.5-mile track in July and October 2020 respectively.


Richmond (Va.) Raceway | ToyotaCare 250 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Richmond (Va.) Raceway, Tate Fogelman made his 32nd career Truck Series start aboard the No. 12 Solid Rock Carriers Chevrolet Silverado.


Climbing from his 24th place starting position, Fogleman appeared headed towards a top-20 finish until contact from another competitor sent the second-generation racer into the Turn 3 wall at Lap 85.


The damage was too severe for the team to continue forcing a 39th place finish in his Richmond Raceway debut.


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 WISE Power 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 Kansas, Fogleman sits 26th in the championship standings.


Just 34 points separate Fogleman from 15th in the championship standings currently held by former series champion Brett Moffitt with 16 races remaining this season.


Young’s Motorsports’ No. 12 team also secures 32nd 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.


A Look Back At 2020: Even with a worldwide pandemic, Fogleman completed a full 23-race schedule in 2020 earning a best finish of 13th at Michigan International Speedway in August, while also tallying three top-15 and 11 top-20 finishes throughout the seven-month season.


Calling the Shots: Guiding Fogleman as crew chief of the No. 12 Solid Rock Carriers Chevrolet Silverado is crew chief Ryan London.


He will crew chief his 31st NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday. In his previous 30 races, he has one top-five and two top-10 finishes to his resume.


This weekend will mark his second race at Kansas as crew chief after guiding Spencer Gallagher in the 2014 SFP 250.


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 Kansas Speedway: “After two decent performances at Kansas Speedway last year, I’m eager to get back there and see if we can improve on them with our Young’s Motorsports team.


“I like the speed and the challenges that Kansas can bring being such a weather-sensitive race track. Hopefully, we can shine under the lights with our No. 12 Solid Rock Carriers Chevrolet.”


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): Angry Brew Coffee


Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado


Crew Chief: Joe Lax


2021 Driver Points Position: 27th | 2021 Owner Points Position: 33rd


WISE Power 200 Starting Position: 27th (Based on event formula)


Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies


Notes of Interest:

Back To Familiar Territory: Fan favorite Spencer Boyd returns to Kansas Speedway looking to improve on his track-best 17th place run at the 1.5-mile speedway in May 2019.


Richmond (Va.) Raceway | ToyotaCare 250 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Richmond Raceway, Boyd made his 53rd career Truck Series start aboard the No. 20 WML Enterprises Chevrolet Silverado.


After starting 26th, Boyd persevered throughout the 250-lap race to battle the balance on his race truck to finish 27th.


2021 Partner Debut: This weekend at Kansas Speedway, Young’s Motorsports welcome Michigan-based Angry Brew Coffee as the primary partner for Boyd’s No. 20 Chevrolet Silverado.


Five Lakes Coffee co-founders and brothers Paul and Jared Smith have been asked for 'coffee with a punch' many times over the years. If you’re getting a cup of coffee at one of their cafes, the quick fix is to add a shot of espresso to your coffee but what about brewing highly caffeinated coffee at home?


Angry Brew is the solution!


Angry Brew is a dark roast, started with Fair Trade Certified Organically Grown green coffee beans and blended with Robusta coffee beans to achieve a high caffeine content naturally, then roasted in a custom blend to produce a well-balanced and delicious coffee.


To The Point(s): Entering Kansas, Boyd sits 27th in the championship standings – maintaining the same position from Richmond.


Just 36 points separate Boyd from 15th in the championship standings currently held by Brett Moffitt with 16 races remaining this season.


Young’s Motorsports’ No. 20 team also secures 33rd 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 53 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 Angry Brew Coffee Chevrolet Silverado is veteran crew chief Joe Lax.


He will crew chief his 62nd NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday. In his previous 61 races, he has one pole and six top-10 finishes to his resume.


This weekend will mark his fourth race at Kansas as crew chief. Last year, he guided Boyd to an18th place run after starting 23rd.


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 Kansas Speedway: “I enjoy racing at Kansas Speedway. It is like a home track for me and I am excited about getting back there.


“It is always a fun stop on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule. We had some solid finishes there last year and I’m hoping we will be able to produce more of the same on Saturday night in our No. 20 Angry Brew Chevrolet.”


On Angry Brew Coffee Partnership: “My day starts early. I’m up at 6:00 am to work out before I start my work day. I need to be clear-headed quickly so I was searching for a coffee that would kick-start my day even before the first cup finished.


“Angry Brew is the coffee for me because it wakes me up quickly without feeling weird. It just so happens that they have a cool brand that looks amazing on a race truck.”

Race Information:


The WISE Power 200 (134 laps | 201 miles) is the seventh of 22 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races on the 2021 schedule. The 40-truck field will take the green flag on Sat., May 1, 2021, shortly after 7:30 p.m. ET with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio NASCAR Channel 90.

36 views