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


Event: Ford EcoBoost 200

Date: Friday, November 15, 2019

Venue: Homestead–Miami (Fla.) Speedway


Young’s Motorsports’ NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series History at the Homestead-Miami Speedway ... This weekend will mark Young’s Motorsports’ seventh, eighth, and ninth NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) starts at the Homestead, Fla.,-facility. The organization posted a team best finish of 10th-place with Timothy Peters on November 17, 2017. The six previous starts at the 1.5-mile oval track have earned Young’s Motorsports an average starting position of 21.3 and an average finish of 20.8.


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 228 starts from 27 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 Homestead–Miami 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 - @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 Ford EcoBoost 200 will be broadcast live on FS1 and the FOX Sports app. on Friday, November 15 starting with NASCAR RaceDay: NGOTS at 7:30 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live at 7:30 p.m. (ET) on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the final event of the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule will air on Friday at 4:30 p.m. (ET) on FS1 and the FOX Sports app.

The Ford EcoBoost 200 at the Homestead–Miami (Fla.) Speedway will re-air on Saturday, November 16 at 12:00 a.m. (ET) on FS2 and the FOX Sports app., and again at 3:00 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 Homestead-Miami Speedway ... Tyler Dippel will pilot Chassis No. 12 in the Ford EcoBoost 200 at the Homestead–Miami Speedway. The Chad Kendrick-led team last unloaded this chassis at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway on September 13, where it finished in the 22nd-place after starting in the 26th-place in the chassis’ fifth appearance of the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season. Chassis No. 12 has additional history with Dippel at the Texas Motor Speedway, the Kentucky Speedway, the Pocono Raceway, and at the Michigan International Speedway.


Welcome to Miami ... This weekend marks Tyler Dippel’s second Homestead-Miami Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. The Wallkill, N.Y., driver has earned an average starting position of 17.0 and an average finishing position of 15.0 at the 1.5-mile track.


Speedway Stats: Tyler Dippel has 15 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 three top-five finishes and seven top-ten finishes in eleven starts at the Homestead, Fla.,-facility in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series. Kendrick maintains the highest average finish (10.4) of the Young’s Motorsports crew chiefs at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.


In the Rearview Mirror: ISM Raceway ... Tyler Dippel, driver of the No. 02 Lobas! Productions Chevrolet Silverado for Young’s Motorsports, finished in the 15th-position in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 at the ISM Raceway, formerly Phoenix Raceway, on Friday, November 8. Dippel started the 150-lap event from the 18th-place. At the Stage 1 conclusion on Lap 45, Dippel was scored in the 16th-place. He was scored in the 18th-place at the end of Stage 2 on Lap 90. Dippel was scored as high as the 11th-place.


Season-to-date … Through the first 21 of 22 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races of the 2019 season, Tyler Dippel has completed 2790 of 3198 laps contested (87.2 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 1,232 laps running in the top 15 and has made 843 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 Homestead-Miami Speedway ... Gus Dean will pilot Chassis No. 20 in the Ford EcoBoost 200 at the Homestead–Miami Speedway. The Ryan “Pickle” London-led team last unloaded this Young’s Motorsports-prepared chassis at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on September 13, where they finished in the 23rd-place after starting in the 15th-place in the chassis’ s seventh appearance of the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season. Chassis No. 20 has history with Dean at the Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the Texas Motor Speedway, the Kansas Speedway, and the Michigan International Speedway.


Miami Heat ... This weekend marks Gus Dean’s first Homestead-Miami Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series.


Speedway Stats: In 12 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, has one (2013) start at the Homestead, Fla.,-facility in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series.


In the Rearview Mirror: ISM Raceway … Gus Dean, driver of the No. 12 LG Air Conditioning Technologies Chevrolet Silverado for Young’s Motorsports, finished in the 20th-place in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 at the ISM Raceway on Friday, November 8. The 25-year old started in the 19th-place in the 32-truck event, and Dean finished Stage 1 in the 20th-place on Lap 45, and at the end of Stage 2 on Lap 90, he advanced to the 19th-place. Dean was scored as high as the 15th-place.


Season-to-date … Through the first 22 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races of the 2019 season, Gus Dean has completed 2659 of 3262 laps contested (81.5 percent) with five laps led. Dean is currently 15th in the driver point standings and 19th 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 834 green-flag passes thus far this season.


Quoting Gus Dean: “I am very optimistic about going to the Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend with Young’s Motorsports. It is another track on the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule that I’ve never been to, but I know that I will have plenty of support around my including my crew chief “Pickle,” while also having the ability to talk with and bounce ideas off Tyler Young and even Todd Bodine – who has won at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2005 and 2008 in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series.


“This is the final race of the season, and I want to make sure our 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 Homestead-Miami Speedway with a strong finish, it will give leave us with a good vibe heading into the off-season, and gearing up for 2020 season.”


ON ROOKIE SEASON AT YOUNG’S MOTORSPORTS: “I cannot thank team owners Becky Young, Randy Young, and Tyler Young enough for the opportunity to drive for Young’s Motorsports this season. We have had some good moments and I learned a lot throughout the season. Of course, this year also would not have been possible without our partners LG Air Conditioning Technologies and Baker Distributing.


“Everyone came together to give me a chance to run a full NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season and no matter what happens on Friday night, I’m blessed to have been a rookie and look forward to the future!”


Colby Howard

No. 20 Project HOPE Foundation Chevrolet Silverado


This Week's Young’s Motorsports’ Chevrolet Silverado at the Homestead-Miami Speedway ... Colby Howard will pilot Chassis No. 112 in the Ford EcoBoost 200 at the Homestead–Miami Speedway. This Young’s Motorsports-prepared chassis was last unloaded at the ISM Raceway in Avondale, Ariz., on November 8, where it finished in the 21st-place after starting in the 28th-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.


Miami Vice … This weekend marks Colby Howard’s first Homestead-Miami Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series.


Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award … The NASCAR Foundation announced the finalists for the ninth Annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award, including Joe Vaughn of Woodruff, South Carolina, representing Project HOPE Foundation of Greenville, South Carolina. Beginning November 8 at 12:50 p.m. (ET), fans can vote for their favorite finalists at NASCARfoundation.org/Award through December 3 at 5:00 p.m. (ET).


In the Rearview Mirror: ISM Raceway … Colby Howard, driver of the No. 20 Project HOPE Foundation Chevrolet Silverado for Young’s Motorsports, finished in the 21st-place in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 at the ISM Raceway on Friday, November 8. The Simpsonville, S.C.,-native started in the 28th-place. Howard finished Stage 1 in the 25th-place on Lap 45, and at the end of Stage 2 on Lap 90, he was in the 20th-place alongside series veterans. Howard was scored as high as the 19th-place in his NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series debut.


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.




Contact: Courtney C. McGarry

Young’s Motorsports

704.728.3757 c.

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CMcGarry@YoungsMotorsports.com


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