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Young's Motorsports Portland International Raceway Team Preview


Young’s Motorsports | NASCAR Xfinity Series

 

Portland International Raceway | Pacific Office Automation 147


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: 21st | 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 Pacific Office Automation 147 at Portland International Raceway.

 

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 13th 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 75-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 Portland International Raceway Stats: Saturday afternoon’s Pacific Office Automation 147 will mark Honeyman’s second Xfinity Series start at the 1.967-mile road course, nestled just outside Portland, Oregon.

 

In his previous Portland effort, Honeyman finished a track-best 28th after starting 22nd in the 2023 edition of the Pacific Office Automation 147 for Alpha Prime Racing. 

 

This weekend’s second Xfinity Series road course of the season will mark Honeyman’s fifth career road course start.

 

Leland Honeyman Jr. NASCAR Xfinity Career Stats: Entering Portland, Honeyman has 20 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 23.2.

 

Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway | BetMGM 300 Race Recap: In the 12th race of the 2024 Xfinity Series season, Young’s Motorsports and Honeyman searched for another solid finish in the team’s backyard at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

 

Qualifying on time in the 25th position on Friday afternoon, Honeyman battled inside the top 25 for the majority of the 200-lap race. Continuing to adjust his No. 42 Young’s Motorsports Chevrolet throughout the race, the team was able to fight through a green flag pit stop cycle and a late race reset in Stage 3 to earn a respirable 23rd place finish at the checkered flag.

 

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 110th NASCAR Xfinity Series race. In his previous 109 races, he has four top-five and 12 top-10 finishes.  

 

The season's 13th race will be his first tango in the Rose City as crew chief in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. 

 

Young's Motorsports' NASCAR Xfinity Series at Portland International Raceway: This weekend will mark Young's Motorsports' first NASCAR Xfinity Series start at Portland International Raceway.

 

Young's Motorsports' NASCAR Xfinity Series History: Since entering the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2024, the Mooresville, N.C. - based organization has logged 12 starts and maintains an average starting position of 27.1 and an average finish of 21.7.

 

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 Portland International Raceway: I’m thrilled to be racing at Portland International Raceway this weekend. The track is always a challenge, but it’s also incredibly rewarding. The fans here are awesome, and I can’t wait to put on a great show for them.


"I am ready to make some unforgettable memories on this track with my Young’s Motorsports team!”

Race Information:

 

The Pacific Automation 147 (75 laps | 147.75 miles) is the 13th of thirty-three (33) NASCAR Xfinity Series races on the 2024 schedule. Practice begins on Saturday, June 1, 2024, from 8:30 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. Qualifying immediately follows at 9:05 a.m. The 38-car field will take the green flag later in the day shortly after 1:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. ET) with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90. All times are local (Pacific).

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