Young's Motorsports World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway Truck Series Team Preview

Young’s Motorsports | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway | Toyota 200


Fast Facts


No. 02 Young’s Motorsports Team:

Driver: Kris Wright


Primary Partner(s): Wright Chevrolet | WrightChevy.com


Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado


Crew Chief: Eddie Troconis


Toyota 200 Starting Position: 22nd (Based on event formula)


2021 Driver Points Position: 31st | 2021 Owner Points Position: 19th


Chassis Intel: YMS Chassis No. 022


Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies


Notes of Interest:

Double Digits: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year candidate Kris Wright will pilot the No. 02 Wright Chevrolet | WrightChevy.com Chevrolet Silverado this weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway for his 11th career start.


In addition to his nine Truck Series races this season at Daytona, Las Vegas, Richmond, Kansas, Darlington, Charlotte, Texas, Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway, and most recently at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway, Wright also made his NCWTS debut last summer at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway Road Course.


Welcome Aboard: For the 16th Truck Series race of 2021, Young’s Motorsports welcomes Wright Chevrolet and WrightChevy.com as the primary marketing partner on Wright’s No. 02 Chevrolet Silverado for the Toyota 200.


Wright Chevrolet is also a part of WrightCars.com, which has been serving the Pittsburg area’s automotive needs featuring its Buick, GMS, Hyundai, Honda, Nissan, Lotus, Genesis and Explorer Vans brands since 1927.


Wright Chevrolet offers an extensive selection of new and pre-owned inventory in Pennsylvania.


Kris Wright Truck Series Gateway Stats: Friday night’s Toyota Tundra 200 will mark Wright’s first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the 1.25-mile World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway.


Wright does, however, have prior experience at WWTR competing in the ARCA Menards Series last season at Gateway in the Dutch Boy 150 driving for Chad Bryant Racing. He started eighth in the race but had electrical issues which relegated him to an 18th place finish with 109 of the 120 laps complete.


Kris Wright Truck Series Speedway Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a speedway, Wright has made six starts throughout his career, while also carrying an average finishing position of 29.0.


Driver Intel: Road racing standout Kris Wright continues his rookie season with Young’s Motorsports with Friday night’s Toyota 200 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway.


The former IMSA and Formula 3 driver invades the Truck Series scene this season after spending much of the 2020 season competing in the ARCA Menards Series competing for Chad Bryant Racing and GMS Racing, respectively.


Wright earned three top-10 finishes in six races, including a career-best seventh in the season finale at Kansas Speedway last October.


Solid Pace For Young’s Motorsports: With seven races remaining in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season, Young’s Motorsports sits a solid 19th in the series owner standings with a handful of drivers.


In addition to Kaz Grala and Wright, NASCAR Xfinity Series winner Josh Berry, NASCAR Cup Series’ standout Daniel Suarez and USAC Triple Crown champion Chris Windom have all piloted the No. 02 Young’s Motorsports Chevrolet in the 15 races thus far of 2021.


In one of the most competitive Truck Series seasons on record, the team has collected one top-five, two top-10s, five top-15s and 10 top-25 efforts collectively.


Calling the Shots: Guiding Wright as crew chief of the No. 02 Wright Chevrolet | WrightChevy.com Chevrolet Silverado is longtime crew chief Eddie Troconis.


Troconis is a two-time winning crew chief in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and comes to Young’s Motorsports after tenures at ThorSport Racing, AM Racing and Sam Hunt Racing (Xfinity Series) respectively.


He will crew chief his 138th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday night. In his previous 137 races, he has two wins, 23 top-five and 46 top-10 finishes to his resume.


Troconis touted as a gifted engineer will make his sixth crew chief start at Gateway this weekend.


Follow on Social Media: For more on Kris Wright, please visit, kriswrightmotorsports.com,like him on Facebook (Kris Wright Racing) and follow him on Twitter (@KrisOnNASCAR).


For more on Young’s Motorsports, please visit YoungsMotorsports.com, like them on Facebook (Young’s Motorsports) and follow on Instagram (@youngsmotorsports) and Twitter (@youngsmtrsports).

Kris Wright Pre-Race Quote:

On Gateway: “I’m pumped about being back in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Young’s Motorsports this weekend at Gateway. I’ve missed the team and competing in the Truck Series.


“I’m hoping my prior experience at Gateway even though it was in an ARCA will prove to have some value on Friday night. I am approaching the race with an open mind with the goal of continuing to get valuable seat time but also bring home everyone at Young’s Motorsports a competitive finish that helps us for our next race.”


No. 12 Young’s Motorsports Team:

Driver: Tate Fogleman


Primary Partner(s): Solid Rock Carriers


Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado


Crew Chief: Ryan “Pickle” London


Toyota 200 Starting Position: 24th (Based on event formula)


2021 Driver Points Position: 21st | 2021 Owner Points Position: 30th


Chassis Intel: YMS Chassis No. 017


Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies


Notes of Interest:


Back To Familiar Territory: In his sophomore season of Truck Series competition, Fogleman returns to World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway eyeing his second career top-10 for Young’s Motorsports.


Solid As A Rock: Solid Rock Carriers continues their long-term presence with Young’s Motorsports and Fogleman and will return as the primary marketing partner of the team’s No. 12 Young’s Motorsports Chevrolet for the Toyota Tundra 200.


Solid Rock Carriers Inc. is a licensed and bonded freight shipping and trucking company running freight hauling business from Lagrange, North Carolina. Serving the eastern United States for over 20 years, Solid Rock Carriers provides on-time delivery and superior customer service.


Tate Fogleman Truck Series Gateway Stats: Friday night’s Toyota 200 presented by CK Power will mark Fogleman’s third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the 1.25-mile track.


In his previous two efforts, the Durham, N.C. native delivered a track-best of 18th during the 2020 Truck Series race, while earning a track best starting position of 15th in the 2018 edition of the Villa Lighting Delivers The Eaton 200.


Tate Fogleman Truck Series Speedway Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a speedway, Fogleman has made 24 starts throughout his career carrying an average finishing position of 24.0.


Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International | United Rentals 176 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, Tate Fogleman made his 41st NCWTS start.


Starting 13th based on the metrics set by NASCAR without practice or qualifying, Fogleman battled back from early race contact in a very physical road course event to claim 26th in the lightning shorten event.


To The Point(s): Entering Gateway, Fogleman sits 21st in the championship standings with 173 points earned. Fogleman is one point behind Christan Eckes for 20th.


134 points separate Fogleman from 15th in the championship standings currently held by Austin Wayne Self with seven races remaining.


Young’s Motorsports’ No. 12 team maintains 30th in the NCWTS owner standings.


Did You Know?: 21-year-old Fogleman is the son of Jay Fogleman a former competitor in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and a 10-time winner in what is now known as the CARS Tour Series.


He is also a business major at High Point University and has a strong passion for fishing.