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Tyler Young Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway Trucks Great Clips 200 Event Preview

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Tyler Young Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway Trucks Great Clips 200 Event Preview

Chris Knight
Knight Motorsports Management
Young’s Motorsports
25 February 2016

Tyler Young
Tyler Young, No. 02 Randco / Young’s Building Systems Chevrolet Silverado Great Clips 200 Fast Facts

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race No. 2, Great Clips 200, Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway, Hampton, Georgia

Race Information: Event: Great Clips 200, Saturday, February 27 at 4:30 p.m. Local Time Track: Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway Qualifying: Saturday, February 27 at 10:00 a.m. Local Time Track Length: 1.5-mile paved oval.

Daytona Race Recap: In the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS), Tyler Young and his Young’s Motorsports team produced grand slam results with a sixth place finish in the NextEra Energy Resources 250. After qualifying 21st, Young used a defining strategy which allowed him to miss the “big one”, which put his team in position for their career-best finish.

Aiming For Four: Earning his third career top-10 finish of his NCWTS career at the World Center of Racing, Young aims for back-to-back performances at Atlanta Saturday afternoon in what would be his fourth career top-10 run. Young’s best finish on an intermediate track was 11th at Chicagoland Speedway in 2014.

Points Report: With his first top-10 finish of the season, Young enters Saturday’s Great Clips 200 sixth in the championship standings, just nine points behind series leader Johnny Sauter. Team owner Randy Young also occupies sixth in the truck owner standings.

Tyler At Atlanta: Young’s Motorsports driver Tyler Young returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway aiming for his second career start at the 1.5-mile speedway. In his AMS debut, Young qualified 21st before taking the checkered flag in 22nd.

No Pressure: With owner points to fall back on, Young’s Motorsports and driver Tyler Young are guaranteed to make their 58th career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Atlanta. The security allows the team to utilize strategy for qualifying and the race during practice Friday.

2015 Year In Review: Mooresville, North Carolina-based Young’s Motorsports enjoyed monumental success in their sophomore season of NCWTS competition. In addition to finishing 13th in the championship standings, Young earned his first career top-10 finish at Dover (Del.) International Speedway, while backing that effort up at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway in October.

Additionally, Young also led his first lap of series competition at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway and was running at the finish of 22 of the 23 races in 2015.

Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway Fast Fact: Formerly known as Atlanta International Raceway, AMS is a 1.54-mile quad-oval. It opened in 1960 as a 1.5-mile standard oval. In 1994, 46 condominiums were built over the northeastern side of the track. To standardize the track with Speedway Motorsports Inc. other two 1.5-mile oval, the track was almost completely rebuilt in 1997. The frontstretch and backstretch were swapped, and the configuration of the track was changed from oval to quad-oval. The project made the track one of the fastest on the NASCAR circuit.

Stay Social With Tyler: For more on Tyler Young, please visit YoungsMotorsports.com or click on his Facebook page. Young is also active on Twitter. You can follow and tweet with him @TylerYoung02.

Chassis Intel: Andrew Abbott, crew chief of the No. 02 Randco / Young’s Building Systems Chevrolet Silverado has elected to bring chassis number 001 to the 1.5-mile track this weekend. Considered one of the favorite’s chassis at Young’s Motorsports, the Chevrolet Silverado has competed at Chicagoland Speedway, Kansas Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway in prior seasons. Chassis No. 009 will serve as the team’s backup automobile.

Young’s Motorsports, Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway, Pre-Race Quotes: Tyler Young, driver of the No. 02 Randco / Young’s Building Systems Chevrolet:

On Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway: “Wow, what a night we had at Daytona. It was a really a great accomplishment for our Young’s Motorsports team. We definitely had a race-winning truck, we just needed to make sure we were around for the end, so we didn’t push the issue. We ran out of laps, otherwise, I felt like we would have been contending for a top-three finish.”

On Being Sixth In Championship Points: “As everyone knows momentum is everything in this sport. I’m extremely proud of our Young’s Motorsports team for their relentless effort during the off-season and at Daytona last weekend. We know that if we can capitalize on the momentum with another solid run on Saturday night, it will be our best start ever in trucks and something to be extremely proud of entering the first break of the season.”

On Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway: “I’m confident our on-track performance will be make huge strides at Atlanta this weekend. I learned a lot about the track last year and no doubt what our team gathered on the intermediate tracks last year should help us immensely this weekend. I’m excited to get the weekend going.”

On The Newly Implemented Caution Clock: “For me personally, I like it. It brings a different dynamic to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and definitely opens the window for the series to be more entertaining and competitive at the same time. I don’t think you’ll see teams try to “beat” the clock like they did last year. Too much time will be lost with nothing to gain under green flag conditions. I’m really intrigued to see how it continues to play out for more races in the future.”


Tyler Young, Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway NCWTS Performance Record:

RaceSiteStFin#Sponsor / OwnerCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
2015-02Atlanta212202Randco Industries / Young's Building Systems Chevrolet123/13014,475running0

The Great Clips 200 (130 laps / 200 miles) is the second of 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on the 2016 schedule. Practice begins on Friday, February 26 from 10:00 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. A second practice has been etched in from 1:30 p.m. – 2:25 p.m., while a final session is set for 4:00 p.m. – 5:25 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Saturday, February 27 beginning at 10:05 a.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 4:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Performance Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90).

Young’s Motorsports Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway Fast Facts:

Driver: Tyler Young (@TylerYoung02)

Owner: Randy Young (Young’s Motorsports)

Crew Chief: Andrew Abbott

Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado

Engine Builder: Collins Automotive


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