PAPERCLIP PREVIEW: The Young’s Motorsports team travels north to Martinsville (Va.) Speedway this weekend for the fourth race of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season. Austin Hill will be behind the wheel of the United Rentals No. 02 Chevrolet and Reid Wilson will make his NCWTS debut in the OEM2 Powered by TrüNorth™ Warranty Programs of North America (TrüNorth™) No. 20.
HILL AT MARTINSVILLE: In five previous starts at the half-mile circuit, the Winston, Ga., native has earned one top-10 score. Last year, while racing for Young’s Motorsports, Hill gained eight spots in the spring Martinsville event to finish 14th and followed that up with a 16th-place finish in the fall.
KENDRICK’S MARTINSVILLE STATS: In 19 starts as a crew chief at Martinsville Speedway, Chad Kendrick has two wins – one in 2009 with Timothy Peters and one with Joey Logano in 2012. He also has four top-five scores and 10 top-10 finishes.
KENDRICK THIS WEEKEND: “I always look forward to getting back to Martinsville,” said Kendrick. “It’s been a good track for me as a crew chief and Austin has put together some really great runs there as well. As long as we can stay out of trouble, I think we can contend for a really good finish.”
WILSON’S DEBUT: The 21-year-old is set to make his career-first NCWTS start this weekend. Wilson has competed in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) as a part of the Young’s Motorsports’ driver development program. The Huntersville, N.C., native’s No. 20 Chevrolet Silverado will feature OEM2Powered by TrüNorth™. For more information about Wilson’s NCWTS debut,CLICK HERE.
ABBOTT’S HISTORY: Crew chief Andrew Abbott worked with Wilson in all eight of his NKNPSE starts with Young’s Motorsports and the duo earned four top-10 finishes. In two starts at Martinsville Speedway as a NCWTS crew chief, he has two top-20 scores, the best being a 13th-place finish with Young’s Motorsports principal, Tyler Young.
ABBOTT ON THIS WEEKEND: “I am excited to work with Reid this weekend at Martinsville,” said Abbott. “It might be his first time in a Truck, but we have history together and I think that will benefit us in his debut. Hopefully we can put together a good run.”
ABOUT UNITED RENTALS: United Rentals was founded in 1997 and quickly became the world’s largest equipment rental provider. Today, the company continues to build on its industry leadership with a best-in-class range of resources and the largest customer service network of its kind in North America.
ABOUT TRÜNORTH: TrüNorth™ is the leading provider of commercial asset related warranty programs and services for dealers, fleets, owner-operators and commercial finance companies. This month, TrüNorth™ rolled out the industry’s only all-inclusive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) warranty, OEM2 Powered by TrüNorth™. OEM2 offers unique benefits well beyond traditional OEM warranties, providing customers added assurance in protecting their commercial asset investments by lowering the risk of unexpected failure costs beyond ordinary factory warranties.
ALPHA ENERGY SOLUTIONS 250:
Friday, March 23 – NCWTS Practice – 11:05am ET to 11:55am ET
Friday, March 23 – NCWTS Practice – 1:05pm ET to 1:55pm ET on FS1
Friday, March 23 – NCWTS Practice – 3:05pm ET to 3:55pm ET on FS1
Saturday, March 24 – NCWTS Qualifying – 11:05am ET on FS1
Saturday, March 24 – NCWTS Alpha Energy Solutions 250 – 2:00pm ET on FS1
NEXT RACE: The NCWTS will take the month of April off and will be back on track May 4 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway.
CONNECT WITH AUSTIN HILL: For more information on Austin Hill, please visit www.austinhillracing.com, follow @_AustinHill on Twitter, @_austin_hill_on Instagram and like him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AustinHillRacing.
CONNECT WITH YMS: For more information on Young’s Motorsports, please visit www.youngsmotorsports.com, follow @youngsmtrsports on Twitter and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YoungsMotorsports.