Young’s Motorsports Race Preview NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series News and Notes


Event: Lucas Oil 150

Date: Friday, November 8, 2019

Venue: ISM Raceway


Young’s Motorsports’ NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series History at the ISM Raceway ... This weekend will mark Young’s Motorsports’ seventh, eighth, and ninth NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) starts at the Avondale, Ariz.,-facility. The organization posted a team best finish of 13th-place with Tyler Young on November 13, 2015. The six previous starts at the one-mile track have earned Young’s Motorsports an average starting position of 21.3 and an average finish of 22.2.


Young’s Motorsports’ NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series History ... Since entering the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series in 2012, the Mooresville, N.C.,-based organization has logged 225 starts from 25 drivers, resulting in solid performances that include one victory (Talladega Superspeedway), five top-five finishes and 23 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 19.7 and an average finishing position of 19.1.


Putting the Young in Young’s Motorsports … Young’s Motorsports team principal Tyler Young has two starts in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series at the ISM Raceway, formerly Phoenix International Raceway, including the team’s best finish at the track with a 13th-place finish in 2015.


Meet Young’s Motorsports’ Drivers … Gus Dean, Tyler Dippel, and Colby Howard are scheduled to participate in a Team Chevy question and answer session from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (MT) on Friday, November 8 located in the midway of the ISM Raceway.


Follow Young’s Motorsports on Social Media ... To keep up-to-date with the latest news, information and exclusive content, visit Young’s Motorsports’ Twitter page - @youngsmtrsports, and on Instagram at @youngsmotorsports. “Like” Young’s Motorsports on the official Facebook page at /youngsmotorsports.


Also, follow the Young’s Motorsports drivers on their personal Twitter pages - @colbyhoward16, @GusDean, and @DippelTyler. You can also “like” Colby Howard on his official Facebook page at /Colbyhowardracing16, Gus Dean on his official Facebook page at /gusdeanracing and Tyler Dippel on his official Facebook page at /TylerDippelRacing. In addition, catch our drivers on Instagram at @colbyhoward16, @gusdean and @tylerdippel.


Catch the Action ... The Lucas Oil 150 will be broadcast live on FS1 and the FOX Sports app on Friday, November 8 starting with NASCAR RaceDay: NGOTS at 8:00 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live at 8:00 p.m. (ET) on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the 22nd event of the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule will air on Friday at 5:00 p.m. (ET) on FS1 and the FOX Sports app.


The Lucas Oil 150 at the ISM Raceway will re-air on Saturday, November 9 at 2:00 a.m. (ET) on FS1 and the FOX Sports app.


Tyler Dippel

No. 02 Lobas! Productions Chevrolet Silverado


This Week's Young’s Motorsports’ Chevrolet Silverado at the ISM Raceway ... Tyler Dippel will pilot Chassis No. 22 in the Lucas Oil 150 at the ISM Raceway. The Chad Kendrick-led team as last unloaded this chassis at the Chicagoland (Ill.) Speedway on June 28, where it finished in the 12th-place after starting in the 14th-place in the chassis’ third appearance of the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season. Chassis No. 22 also has starts at the Kansas Speedway and the Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway.


Valley of the Sun ... This weekend marks Tyler Dippel’s second ISM Raceway appearance with the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. The Wallkill, N.Y., driver has earned an average starting position of 13.0 and an average finishing position of 14.0 at the one-mile track.


Speedway Stats: Tyler Dippel has 14 combined NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series starts on speedways (tracks 1 to 2-miles in length). The Wallkill, N.Y.-native has an average finish of 15.1 including one top-10 finish.


Atop the Pit Box: Chad Kendrick … Chad Kendrick, crew chief for the No. 02 Lobas! Productions Chevrolet Silverado, has two top-five finishes and three top-ten finishes in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series at the Avondale, Ariz.,-facility in eight starts. In addition, Kendrick captured the pole award with Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) driver Ross Chastain. Kendrick maintains the highest average finish (14.5) of the Young’s Motorsports crew chiefs at the ISM Raceway.


In the Rearview Mirror: Martinsville (Va.) Speedway ... Tyler Dippel, driver of the No. 02 Lobas! Productions Chevrolet Silverado for Young’s Motorsports, finished in the 30th-position in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 at the Martinsville Speedway on Saturday, October 26. Dippel started the 201-lap event from the 13th-place. At the Stage 1 conclusion on Lap 50, Dippel was scored in the 17th-place. He quickly advanced to the sixth-place at the end of Stage 2 on Lap 100. With 121 laps completed, the Wallkill, N.Y.- native was involved a multi-truck incident in Turn 2 which resulted in the red flag being displayed. Dippel was scored as high as the fifth-place.


Season-to-date … Through the first 20 of 21 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races of the 2019 season, Tyler Dippel has completed 2640 of 3048 laps contested (86.6 percent), and has led two laps. Dippel is currently 13th in the driver point standings, and 15th in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series owner points. In addition, the Young’s Motorsports driver has collected one top-five finish and three top-10 finishes, has spent 1,146 laps running in the top 15 and has made 801 green-flag passes thus far this season.


Gus Dean

No. 12 LG Air Conditioning Technologies Chevrolet Silverado


This Week's Young’s Motorsports’ Chevrolet Silverado at the ISM Raceway ... Gus Dean will pilot Chassis No. 101 in the Lucas Oil 150 at the ISM Raceway. The Ryan “Pickle” London-led team last unloaded this Young’s Motorsports-prepared chassis at the Martinsville Speedway on October 26, where it finished in the 14th-place after starting in the 16th-place in the chassis’ seventh appearance of the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season. Previous entries for chassis No. 101 had Tanner Thorson at the reins at the Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway and the Martinsville Speedway, and Austin Hill was behind-the-wheel of this chassis at both the Dover (Del.) International Speedway and the Iowa Speedway in 2018.


Silicon Desert ... This weekend marks Gus Dean’s first ISM Raceway appearance with the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series.


Speedway Stats: In 11 combined NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series starts on speedways (tracks 1 to 2-miles in length), Gus Dean has an average finish of 18.5.


Atop the Pit Box: Ryan “Pickle” London … C. Ryan “Pickle” London, crew chief of the No. 12 LG Air Conditioning Technologies Chevrolet Silverado, will make his track debut as crew chief in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series at the Avondale, Ariz.,-facility.


In the Rearview Mirror: Martinsville Speedway … Gus Dean, driver of the No. 12 Mid-Atlantic Wrecker Service Chevrolet Silverado for Young’s Motorsports, finished in the 14th-place in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 at the Martinsville Speedway on Saturday, October 26. The 25-year old started in the 16th-place in the 32-truck event, and Dean finished Stage 1 in the 21st-place on Lap 50, and at the end of Stage 2 on Lap 100, he advanced to the 19th-place. In the closing laps the Bluffton, S.C.,-native was battling for position when he was involved in an incident in Turn 2, but he maneuvered through the field to regain positions. Dean was scored as high as the ninth-place.


Season-to-date … Through the first 21 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races of the 2019 season, Gus Dean has completed 2510 of 3112 laps contested (80.7 percent) with five laps led. Dean is currently 15th in the driver point standings and 18th in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series owner points. In addition, the Young’s Motorsports driver has spent 905 laps running in the top 15 and has made 805 green-flag passes thus far this season.


QUOTING GUS DEAN:

“I am very optimistic about going to the ISM Raceway this weekend with Young’s Motorsports. It is one of the many tracks on the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule that I have never competed on. I am leaning on my crew chief Pickle, as well as on Tyler Young and even NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series champion Todd Bodine.


“There are only two races left in the season, and I want to make sure our Young’s Motorsports team is doing everything we can to make sure our No. 12 LG Air Conditioning Technologies Chevrolet Silverado is as close to the front as possible. If we can leave Phoenix (ISM Raceway) with a good finish it will give that extra boost for the season-finale at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.”


ON MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY: “I am proud of everyone on this No. 12 Chevrolet Silverado team for all of their hard work at the Martinsville Speedway. We made significant gains from practice to qualifying and were able to be consistent during the race.


“We got ourselves inside the top-10, and even though I was not able to get our Chevrolet Silverado to rotate through the corners like I wanted, we made our presence known. I was involved in an incident late in the race, which sent us to the back of the field, but we had a good final restart in overtime that allowed us to climb back through the field and score another top-15 finish.”


Colby Howard

No. 20 Project HOPE Foundation Chevrolet Silverado


This Week's Young’s Motorsports’ Chevrolet Silverado at the ISM Raceway ... Colby Howard will pilot Chassis No. 112 in the Lucas Oil 150 at the ISM Raceway. This Young’s Motorsports-prepared chassis was last unloaded at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on August 1, where it finished in the eighth-place after starting in the seventh-place in the chassis’ second appearance of the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season. Chassis No. 112 has history at the Eldora Speedway with Tyler Dippel.


The Jewel of The Desert … This weekend marks Colby Howard’s first ISM Raceway appearance with the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series.


Rookie Stripes … Colby Howard will make his NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series debut at the ISM Raceway, located in Avondale, Ariz., and is also scheduled to compete at Homestead-Mimi (Fla.) Speedway on November 15.


Racing Pedigree … The Simpsonville, S.C.,-native is currently running in the Show Me the Money Series Pro Late Models, where Colby Howard has earned three wins, four top-five and four top-10 finishes in five starts this season. At the historic Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla., Howard captured one victory in the Allen Turner Pro Late Model Series. In addition, he made one start in the Champion Racing Association (CRA) JEGS All-Stars Tour presented by Chevrolet Performance.


He has 46 career starts in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series with four victories, 20 top-five and 39 top-10 finishes at the NASCAR Home Tracks of Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Speedway and Greenville-Pickens (S.C.) Speedway. Howard has also made one start in the CARS Late Model Stock Tour. Proving to be both versatile and adaptable behind the wheel, he has eight starts in the Southeast Limited Late Model Series with two wins, and has also earned one win and three top-five finishes in three starts in the Southeast Limited Late Model Series Challenger Division.


Howard has four starts in the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) Racing series, finishing in the top-10 each time.


In the Standings … The No. 20 Chevrolet Silverado team has established itself as a successful development team with drivers Spencer Boyd, Landon Huffman, and Dylan Lupton. The team was victorious at the Talladega (Al.) Superspeedway with Boyd this year and is in the 16th -place in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series owner points.




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