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


Event: Vankor 350

Date: Friday, March 29, 2019

Venue: Texas Motor Speedway


Young’s Motorsports’ NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series History at the Texas Motor Speedway ... This weekend will mark Young’s Motorsports’ 17th, 18th, and 19th NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) starts at the Fort Worth, Texas,-facility. The organization posted a team best finish of fifth-place with driver Austin Hill on November 2, 2018. The previous 16 starts at the 1.5-mile oval track have earned Young’s Motorsports an average starting position of 21.4 and an average finish of 18.1.


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 174 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 19.7 and an average finishing position of 19.3.


Putting the Young in Young’s Motorsports … Young’s Motorsports team principal Tyler Young has 12 starts, including a top-10 finish, in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series at the Texas Motor Speedway.


Local Flavor … Young’s Motorsports tire specialist and interior mechanic Brandon Hastings, with the No. 12 Basin Pump Down Services Chevrolet Silverado team, hails from Lubbock, Texas. Young’s Motorsports team principal Tyler Young is from Midland, Texas.


Meet Young’s Motorsports’ Drivers … Spencer Boyd, Gus Dean, and Tyler Dippel are scheduled for an appearance at the Chevrolet Display and Stage at 3:30 p.m. (CT) on Friday, March 29, located in the fan midway at the Texas Motor Speedway for a question and answer session.


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 Vankor 350 will be broadcast live on FS1 and the FOX Sports app. on Friday, March 29 starting with NASCAR RaceDay: NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Texas 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 fifth 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 Vankor 350 at the Texas Motor Speedway will re-air on Saturday, March 30 at 5:30 a.m. (ET) on FS1 and the FOX Sports app.


Tyler Dippel

No. 02 Randco Industries Chevrolet Silverado


This Week's Young’s Motorsports’ Chevrolet Silverado at the Texas Motor Speedway ... Tyler Dippel will pilot Chassis No. 19 in the Vankor 350 at the Texas Motor Speedway. This Young’s Motorsports-prepared chassis was last unloaded at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway on March 1, where it finished in the 17th-place after starting in the 21st-place in the chassis second appearance of the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season. Additionally, Dippel was behind-the-wheel of this chassis at the Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway.



Deep in the Heart of Texas ... This weekend marks Tyler Dippel’s second Texas Motor Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. The Wallkill, N.Y., driver has earned an average starting position of 9.0 and an average finishing position of 14.0 at the 1.5-mile track.

Speedway Stats: In five combined NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series starts on speedways (tracks 1 to 2-miles in length), Tyler Dippel has an average finish of 14.2.


Atop the Pit Box: Chad Kendrick … Chad Kendrick, crew chief for the No. 02 Randco Industries Chevrolet Silverado, has six top-five finishes and eight top-ten finishes in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series at the Fort Worth, Texas,-facility in 18 starts. Kendrick maintains the highest average finish (11.6) of the Young’s Motorsports crew chiefs at the Texas Motor Speedway.


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 23rd-place in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series TrüNorth Global 250 at the Martinsville Speedway on Saturday, March 23. Dippel started in the 20th-place in the 32-truck field, and at the Stage 1 conclusion on Lap 70, Dippel was in the 22nd-place. By the end of Stage 2 on Lap 140, he advanced back into the 20th-place, one lap down to the leader. The Wallkill, N.Y.- native was scored as high as the 18th-place. Dippel battled throughout the race to finish in the 23rd-place.


Quoting Tyler Dippel:

“I am really excited to get to the Texas Motor Speedway with our Young’s Motorsports team. It is the second intermediate track I am seeing for the second-time in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Having had experience and success at the track, I believe we can have our best run of the season.”


Gus Dean

No. 12 Basin Pump Down Services Chevrolet Silverado


This Week's Young’s Motorsports’ Chevrolet Silverado at the Texas Motor Speedway ... Gus Dean will pilot Chassis No. 20 in the Vankor 350 at the Texas Motor Speedway. The Jeff Stankiewicz-led team last unloaded this Young’s Motorsports-prepared chassis at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 1, where it finished in the 22nd-place after starting in the 26th-place in the chassis second appearance of the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season.


Lone Star State ... This weekend marks Gus Dean’s first Texas Motor Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series.


Speedway Stats: In two 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: Jeff Stankiewicz … Jeff Stankiewicz, crew chief of the No. 12 Basin Pump Down Services Chevrolet Silverado, has 10 starts at Fort Worth, Texas,-facility in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, including one top-five finish and three top-10 finishes. In addition, Stankiewicz has one start at the Texas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) with motocross champion Ricky Carmichael.


In the Rearview Mirror: Martinsville Speedway … Gus Dean, driver of No. 12 OverkillRV.com Chevrolet Silverado for Young’s Motorsports, finished in the 32nd-place in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series TrüNorth Global 250 at the Martinsville Speedway on Saturday, March 23. The 24-year old started in the 17th-place in his debut at the Ridgeway, Va.,-facility. With only 61 laps completed in the 250-lap event, Dean’s day ended early after an oil line break forced him to the garage.


Quoting Gus Dean:

“I am looking forward to getting to the Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. This is a hometown race for Tyler (Young) and his parents, and I, certainly, want to go there and bring them home a finish they can be proud of.


“I’m learning a lot about the intermediate race tracks in a hurry. My crew chief Jeff (Stankiewicz) and I have been talking about what to expect this weekend, and I think we have a strong plan. It will be important for us to keep ahead of the handling adjustments on No. 12 Basin Pump Down Services Chevrolet Silverado from practice to qualifying, and then the race.


“A strong finish will give us some momentum heading into our spring break.”


ON MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY:

“It was a real bummer to go out of the race so early at the Martinsville Speedway. It is a track I really enjoyed. Some things are out of your control, and the result at Martinsville Speedway was one of them.


“I appreciate Jeff and the Young’s Motorsports team bringing me a fast truck, and I’m determined to rebound on Friday night at the Texas Motor Speedway.”


Spencer Boyd

No. 20 Texas Rig Equipment Chevrolet Silverado

1A Auto, Armslist, Console Vault, Grunt Style, Kickass Beef Jerky, Wilkerson Automation


This Week's Young’s Motorsports’ Chevrolet Silverado at the Texas Motor Speedway ... Spencer Boyd will pilot Chassis No. 17 Vankor 350 at the Texas Motor Speedway. The Andrew Abbott-led team last unloaded this Young’s Motorsports-prepared chassis at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 23, where they finished in the 25th-place after starting in the 18th-place.


Don't Mess with Texas … This weekend marks Spencer Boyd’s first Texas Motor Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. The St. Louis, Mo., driver has three starts at the Texas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. He made his track debut on November 4, 2017 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.


Speedway Stats: In six combined NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series starts on speedways (tracks 1 to 2-miles in length), Spencer Boyd has an average finish of 23.8.


Atop the Pit Box: Andrew Abbott … Andrew Abbott, crew chief for the No. 20 Texas Rig Equipment Chevrolet Silverado, has four starts in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series at the Texas Motor Speedway, including a top-10 finish with Tyler Young.


In the Rearview Mirror: Martinsville Speedway ... Spencer Boyd, driver of the No. 20 EZ Red Chevrolet Silverado for Young’s Motorsports, finished in the 27th-position in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series TrüNorth Global 250 at the Martinsville Speedway on Saturday, March 23. Boyd started in the 25th-position after narrowly missing the second round of qualifying by just 1/1000th of a second. Boyd immediately had forward momentum, however, he reported to crew chief Andrew Abbott the engine was down on power on Lap 40. The Young’s Motorsports team came to pit road under caution to remedy the engine woes. With limited engine power Boyd never gave up, wheeling his ailing No. 20 EZ Red Chevrolet Silverado to take the checkered-flag in the 27th-place.


Quoting Spencer Boyd:

“I love Texas! I pretty much consider Texas my second home – maybe because everyone is so patriotic."


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