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

Updated: Jan 21


Event: Strat 200

Date: Friday, March 1, 2019

Venue: Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway

Young’s Motorsports’ NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series History at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway ... This weekend will mark Young’s Motorsports’ ninth, tenth, and 11th NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) starts at the Las Vegas, Nev.,-facility. The organization posted a team best finish of 10th-place with driver Austin Hill on March 2, 2018. The eight previous starts at the 1.5-mile tri-oval speedway have earned Young’s Motorsports an average starting position of 16.6 and an average finish of 19.2.

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 168 starts from 24 drivers, resulting in solid performances that include three top-five finishes and 19 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 19.6 and an average finishing position of 19.1.

Putting the Young in Young’s Motorsports … Young’s Motorsports team principal Tyler Young has three starts in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Meet Young’s Motorsports’ Drivers … Spencer Boyd, Gus Dean, and Tyler Dippel are scheduled to participate in an autograph session with the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. (PT) on Friday, March 1 in the Neon Garage located in the infield of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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 - @SpencerBoyd, @GusDean, and @Tyler_Dippel. You can also “like” Spencer Boyd on his official Facebook page at /spencerboydracingfanpage, 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 @spencerboydpr, @gusdean and @tylerdippel.

Catch the Action ... The Strat 200 will be broadcast live on FS1 and FOX Sports GO on Friday, March 1 starting with NASCAR RaceDay: NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Las Vegas at 8:30 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live at 8:30 p.m. (ET) on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the third event of the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule will air on Friday at 5:00 p.m. (ET) on FS1 and FOX Sports GO.

The Strat 200 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway will re-air on Saturday, March 2 at 7:00 a.m. (ET) on FS1 and FOX Sports GO.

Tyler Dippel

No. 02 Lobas Productions Chevrolet Silverado

This Week's Young’s Motorsports’ Chevrolet Silverado at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway ... Tyler Dippel will pilot Chassis No. 19 in the Strat 200 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Chad Kendrick-led team last unloaded this Young’s Motorsports-prepared chassis at the Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway on February 23, where they finished in the 11th-place after starting in the 15th-place.

City of Lights ... This weekend marks Tyler Dippel’s first Las Vegas Motor Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series.

Speedway Stats: Tyler Dippel has four 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 13.5. In addition, the 18-year old has one start in the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) Racing Series on speedways, and eight combined NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West starts on speedways.

Atop the Pit Box: Chad Kendrick … Chad Kendrick, crew chief for the No. 02 Lobas Productions Chevrolet Silverado, has two top-five finishes and four top-ten finishes in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series at the Las Vegas, Nev.,-facility in 11 starts.

In the Rearview Mirror: Atlanta Motor Speedway ... Tyler Dippel, driver of the No. 02 Lobas Productions Chevrolet Silverado for Young’s Motorsports, finished in the 11th-position in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Ultimate Tailgating 200 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, February 23. Dippel started the 130-lap event from the 15th-place. At the Stage 1 conclusion on Lap 40, Dippel was scored in the 22nd-place, and was in the 18th-place by the end of Stage 2 on Lap 80. As darkness enveloped Atlanta Motor Speedway and rain pelted the windshield of the No. 02 Lobas Productions Chevrolet Silverado, Dippel was scored in the 11th-place as the field was placed under red flag conditions. When the race restarted, the Wallkill, N.Y.-native was able to hold his position and finished in the 11th-place.

Quoting Tyler Dippel:

“I am really looking forward to getting to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway this week. It will be the first time I have been out there. We have something good coming off of last weekend at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, so I think we should be solid there. I get to run another mile and a half track – should be fun.

“I'm excited for my first time in Las Vegas, and at the track.”

Gus Dean

No. 12 Overkill Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado

This Week's Young’s Motorsports’ Chevrolet Silverado at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway ... Gus Dean will pilot Chassis No. 20 in the Strat 200 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Jeff Stankiewicz-led team last unloaded this Young’s Motorsports-prepared chassis at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 23, where they finished in the 15th-place after starting in the 22nd-place.

The Diamond in the Desert ... This weekend marks Gus Dean’s first Las Vegas Motor Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series.

Of particular note, Dean battled in ‘The Bullring,’ the Las Vegas Motor Speedway 3/8-mile paved oval, to win the U.S. Legends Cars International (USLCI) Pro B Series feature at the US Legends Asphalt Nationals in 2017. He returned the following year to compete in the Semi-Pro Nationals.

Media Availability ... Gus Dean will be accessible to media in attendance at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Thursday, February 28 at 5:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (PT). The media availability will be hosted inside the media center.

Speedway Stats: In his only NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series start on a speedway (tracks 1 to 2-miles in length), Gus Dean has recorded one top-15 finish. In nine combined ARCA Racing Series starts on speedways (tracks 1 to 2-miles in length), the Bluffton, S.C.,-native has recorded one top-10 finish.

Atop the Pit Box: Jeff Stankiewicz … Jeff Stankiewicz, crew chief of the No. 12 Overkill Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado, with the highest average finish (11.2) at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway of the Young’s Motorsports crew chiefs, is credited with three top-ten finishes in four starts at Las Vegas, Nev.,-facility. Notably, in 2018 Stankiewicz led Sheldon Creed to a victory at the LVMS Dirt Track.

In the Rearview Mirror: Atlanta Motor Speedway … Gus Dean, driver of the No. 12 LG Air Conditioning Technologies Chevrolet Silverado for Young’s Motorsports, finished in the 15th-place in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Ultimate Tailgating 200 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, February 23. The 24-year old started in the 22nd-place in the 32-truck field after some light mist with some fog caused NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series qualifying at the Hampton, Ga.-facility to be canceled. Dean finished Stage 1 in the 25th-place on Lap 40, and at the end of Stage 2 on Lap 80, he was in the 21st-place. Dean was able to advance as high as the 11th-place in the running order. Delayed by rain with nine laps to go, Dean was in the 12th-place for the final restart of the 130-lap event. In the waning laps, racing side-by-side, he was shuffled to the 15th-position.

Quoting Gus Dean:

“I’m excited to get to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend with the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. We have had a solid start to the season, and I know the entire Young’s Motorsports team would like to keep the momentum going in Las Vegas. I can’t thank my crew chief Jeff Stankiewicz, and my team enough for their efforts at the Daytona International Speedway and the Atlanta Motor Speedway. I’m having a blast!

“Since I’ve never been to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, I know my debut there will be completely different than anything else I’ve experienced because of the different aerodynamics. I hope I can use my prior mile-and-a-half experience from the ARCA Racing Series to my advantage and we have a good showing in our No. 12 Overkill Motorsports Chevrolet on Friday night.”

Spencer Boyd

No. 20 1A Auto Chevrolet Silverado

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This Week's Young’s Motorsports’ Chevrolet Silverado at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway ... Spencer Boyd will pilot Chassis No. T-14 in the Strat 200 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This Young’s Motorsports-prepared chassis was last unloaded at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on September 14, 2018 with driver Tanner Thorson and led by crew chief Andrew Abbott, where they finished in the 32nd-place after starting in the 11th-place in the chassis’ seventh appearance of the 2018 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season.

Sin City … This weekend marks Spencer Boyd’s first Las Vegas Motor Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. The St. Louis, Mo., driver has two starts at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS). He made his track debut on March 3, 2018 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

Speedway Stats: In five combined NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series starts on speedways (tracks 1 to 2-miles in length), Spencer Boyd has an average finish of 22.8.

Atop the Pit Box: Andrew Abbott … Andrew Abbott, crew chief for the No. 20 1A Auto Chevrolet Silverado, has three starts in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

In the Rearview Mirror: Atlanta Motor Speedway ... Spencer Boyd, driver of the No. 20 1A Auto Chevrolet Silverado for Young’s Motorsports, finished in the 25th-position in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Ultimate Tailgating 200 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, February 23. Boyd started in the 18th-position after rain washed away the qualifying session on Friday. He finished Stage 1 on Lap 40 in the 26th-position, and advanced to 22nd-place at the end of Stage 2 on Lap 80. The 23-year old was scored as high as in the 17th-position. The red flag was displayed with 13 laps to go after Boyd got collected in an incident on the frontstretch. Sustaining minor damage, Boyd persevered under caution until the race was delayed for weather conditions and restarted in the 23rd-position with five laps left remaining.

Quoting Spencer Boyd:

“I cannot wait to get to Las Vegas. The atmosphere is so electric, and we are night-racing in the desert. It’s Vegas baby!”


Contact: Courtney C. McGarry

Young’s Motorsports

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