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


Event: Digital Ally 250

Date: Friday, May 10, 2019

Venue: Kansas Speedway


Young’s Motorsports’ NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series History at the Kansas Speedway ... This weekend will mark Young’s Motorsports’ eighth, ninth, and tenth NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) starts at the Kansas City, Kan., facility. The organization posted a team best finish of 11th-place with driver Tyler Young on May 6, 2016. The seven previous starts at the one-mile track have earned Young’s Motorsports an average starting position of 17.1 and an average finish of 18.0.


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 180 starts from 24 drivers, resulting in solid performances that include three top-five finishes and 20 top-10 finishes, yielding an average starting position of 19.8 and an average finishing position of 19.2.


Putting the Young in Young’s Motorsports … Young’s Motorsports team principal Tyler Young has four starts in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series at the Kansas Speedway.


Meet Young’s Motorsports’ Drivers … Spencer Boyd, Gus Dean, and Tyler Dippel will participate in an open garage with the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (CT) on Friday, May 10 at the Kansas 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 Digital Ally 250 will be broadcast live on FS1 and the FOX Sports app. on Friday, May 10 starting with NASCAR Raceday NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series 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 seventh event of the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule will air on Friday at 4:30 p.m. (ET) on FS1 and FOX Sports app.


The Digital Ally 250 at the Kansas Speedway will re-air on Saturday, May 11 at 6:00 a.m. (ET) on FS1 and the FOX Sports app., and again, on Sunday, May 12 at 6:30 a.m. (ET).


Tyler Dippel

No. 02 Jersey Filmmaker Chevrolet Silverado


This Week's Young’s Motorsports’ Chevrolet Silverado at the Kansas Speedway ... Tyler Dippel will pilot Chassis No. T-22 in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Digital Ally 250 at the Kansas Speedway. This Young’s Motorsports-prepared Chevrolet Silverado is new to the Chad Kendrick-led team for the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season.


Yellow Brick Road to the Kansas Speedway ... This weekend marks Tyler Dippel’s first Kansas Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series.


Speedway Stats: In seven combined NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series starts on speedways (tracks 1 to 2-miles in length), Tyler Dippel has recorded one top-10 finish with an average finish of 13.9.


Atop the Pit Box: Chad Kendrick … Chad Kendrick, crew chief for the No. 02 Jersey Filmmaker Chevrolet Silverado, has one top-five finish and one top-ten finish in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series at the Kansas City, Kan.,-facility in 10 starts. In addition, he is credited with leading 2 laps at the Kansas Speedway as a crew chief.


In the Rearview Mirror: Dover International Speedway ... Tyler Dippel, driver of the No. 02 Jersey Filmmaker Chevrolet Silverado for Young’s Motorsports, finished in the 18th-place in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series JEGS 200 at the Dover (Del.) International Speedway on Friday, May 3. Dippel started in the 23rd-place in the 32-truck field, and at the Stage 1 conclusion on Lap 45, Dippel was in the 21st-place. By the end of Stage 2 on Lap 90, he had held position in the 21st-place. The Wallkill, N.Y., native was scored as high as the 17th-place, as he struggled throughout the 200-lap event with an ill-handling Chevrolet Silverado.


Season-to-date … Through the first six NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races of the 2019 season, Tyler Dippel has completed 877 of 972 laps contested (90.2 percent), and is currently 11th 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-10 finish, and has spent 165 laps running in the top 15 and has made 194 green-flag passes thus far this season.


Quoting Tyler Dippel:

“I am very excited to make my Kansas Speedway debut in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Our No. 02 Jersey Filmmaker Chevrolet Silverado team has been pretty good on the intermediate tracks (1.5-mile), and I am hoping we can build on that this weekend as a team.”


Gus Dean

No. 12 OverkillRV.com Chevrolet Silverado


This Week's Young’s Motorsports’ Chevrolet Silverado at the Kansas Speedway ... Gus Dean will pilot Chassis No. 020 in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Digital Ally 250 at the Kansas Speedway. The Jeff Stankiewicz-led team last unloaded this Young’s Motorsports-prepared chassis at the Texas Motor Speedway on March 29, where it finished in the 29th-place after starting in the 26th-place in the chassis third appearance of the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season. Chassis No. 020 has history at the Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway, and the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway with Dean.


Sunflower State Statistics ... This weekend marks Gus Dean’s first Kansas Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. The Bluffton, S.C., native has three starts in the ARCA (Automobile Racing Club of America) Racing Series at the Kansas Speedway. He made his track debut on October 14, 2016 in the ARCA Racing Series.


Speedway Stats: In four combined NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series starts on speedways (tracks 1 to 2-miles in length), Gus Dean has an average finish of 20.0.


Atop the Pit Box: Jeff Stankiewicz … Jeff Stankiewicz, crew chief of the No. 12 OverkillRV.com Chevrolet Silverado, has five starts at the Kansas City, Kan., facility in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, including one top-five finish and two top-10 finishes. He maintains the highest average finish (10.4) of the Young’s Motorsports crew chiefs at the Kansas Speedway. Stankiewicz also has one start at the Kansas Speedway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS). In addition, Stankiewicz has two victories in the ARCA Racing Series at the 1.5-mile tri-oval track.


In the Rearview Mirror: Dover International Speedway … Gus Dean, driver of the No. 12 OverkillRV.com Chevrolet Silverado for Young’s Motorsports, finished in the 14th-place in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series JEGS 200 at the Dover International Speedway on Friday, May 3. The 24-year old started in the 18th-place in his debut at the Dover, Del.,-facility. Dean finished Stage 1 in the 19th-place, on Lap 45, and at the end of Stage 2, on Lap 90, he was still in the 19th-place. He posted his career-best finish in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series with the 14th-place finish, and it was Dean’s third top-15 finish of the 2019 season.


Season-to-date … Through the first six NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races of the 2019 season, Gus Dean has completed 647 of 972 laps contested (66.6 percent), and is currently 14th in the driver point standings, and 21st in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series owner points. In addition, the Young’s Motorsports driver has spent 163 laps running in the top 15 and has made 213 green-flag passes thus far this season.


Quoting Gus Dean:

ON DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY: “It was a solid day for our No. 12 OverkillRV.com Chevrolet Silverado team. We made some good adjustments throughout the race, and our truck was pretty steady. We had a little luck play into our hands and we were able to bounce-back with a solid 14th-place finish - we just have to keep building.”


ON EARNING CAREER-BEST FINISH AT DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY: “It is good, but we need to do better and we will. Our Young’s Motorsports team is getting there. It is still very early in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season, and I feel like we’ve bounced back from that stretch of racing and our No. 12 OverkillRV.com Chevrolet Silverado team will only continue to get better as we get into the summer months, and beyond.”


ON KANSAS SPEEDWAY: “I like the Kansas Speedway. I have ran there several times in the ARCA Racing Series, and I am hoping that some of that experience will help me adapt with our Chevrolet Silverado on Friday. The biggest thing about the Kansas Speedway is that it is a very weather-sensitive track. Even though we will practice and qualify during the day, we will race at night, so it will be important for Jeff (Stankiewicz, crew chief) and I to keep adjusting on the truck throughout the race to make sure we’re in a position to bring home a strong finish for our Young’s Motorsports team.”


ON MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND: “My mom, Anne, is very special to me. She is one of my biggest supporters, and she is also one of my biggest critics. She keeps me grounded through tough situations, and I can’t imagine her not being a part of my racing career. I’m bummed that she won’t be at the Kansas Speedway with me this weekend, but I’ll race hard for her and all the Moms out there who sacrifice a lot in racing.”


Spencer Boyd

No. 20 1A Auto Chevrolet Silverado

Armslist, Console Vault, Fort Scott Munitions, FIMS Manufacturing, Kickass Beef Jerky, Page Construction, Record Rack


This Week's Young’s Motorsports’ Chevrolet Silverado at the Kansas Speedway ... Spencer Boyd will pilot Chassis No. T-18 in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Digital Ally 250 at the Kansas Speedway. The Andrew Abbott-led team last unloaded this Young’s Motorsports-prepared chassis at the Dover International Speedway on Friday, May 3, where they finished in the 22nd-place after starting in the 27th-place. In addition, Chassis T-18 has history at the Texas Motor Speedway with Tyler Young.


Kansas City Lights … This weekend marks Spencer Boyd’s second Kansas Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. The St. Louis, Mo., driver has one start at the Kansas Speedway, finishing in the 20th-place. He made his track debut on May 12, 2017 in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. In addition, the 23-year old has two starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at the 1.5-mile tri-oval track.


Speedway Stats: In eight combined NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series starts on speedways (tracks 1 to 2-miles in length), Spencer Boyd has an average finish of 22.0.


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 Kansas Speedway, including with Tyler Young, and also with Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) driver Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr.


In the Rearview Mirror: Dover International Speedway ... Spencer Boyd, driver of the No. 20 DLX Mattress Chevrolet Silverado for Young’s Motorsports, finished in the 22nd-position in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series JEGS 200 at the Dover International Speedway on May 3. Boyd had a rough start to the weekend at the Dover International Speedway when his No. 20 DLX Mattress Chevrolet Silverado had a mechanical failure during Thursday’s practice session, and was forced to a Young’s Motorsports back-up Chevrolet Silverado. After the tireless efforts of the Young’s Motorsports team, Boyd started in the 27th-position. After dropping to the back of the 32-truck field, he finished Stage 1 on Lap 45 in the 27th-position. On Lap 90 at the conclusion of Stage 2, the 23-year old driver was still in the 27th- position. Boyd battled throughout the race to finish in the 22nd- position.


Season-to-date … Through the first six NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races of the 2019 season, Spencer Boyd has completed 928 of 972 laps contested (95.5 percent), and is currently 12th in the driver point standings, and 17th in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series owner points. In addition, the Young’s Motorsports driver has spent 141 laps running in the top 15 and has made 166 green-flag passes thus far this season.


Quoting Spencer Boyd:

“Our No. 20 1A Auto Chevrolet Silverado team is looking forward to the Kansas Speedway. Since I grew-up in Missouri, the Kansas Speedway is like a home track to me.

“In addition, some of our partners have a strong connection to Kansas. Fort Scott Munitions is based in Kansas, and 1A Auto has a large distribution center locally.”






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