Young’s Motorsports Race Preview NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series News and Notes: Martinsville (Va.) Speedway

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Young’s Motorsports’ NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series History at the Martinsville Speedway … This weekend will mark Young’s Motorsports’ 14th, 15th, and 16th NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) starts at the Martinsville, Va.,-facility. The organization posted a team best finish of ninth-place with driver Austin Hill on March 26, 2018. The 13 previous starts at the .526-mile paper clip-shaped track have earned Young’s Motorsports an average starting position of 19.1 and an average finish of 19.4.

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 171 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 19.2.

Testing Testing 1, 2, 3 … Young’s Motorsports 2019 Sunoco Rookie of the Year contenders Gus Dean and Tyler Dippel participated in a test session at the Martinsville Speedway on March 7.

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

Meet Young’s Motorsports’ Drivers … Spencer Boyd, Gus Dean, and Tyler Dippel are scheduled to participate in an autograph session with the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. (ET) on Friday, March 22 located in front of the administration building and ticket office for the Martinsville 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 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series 250 will be broadcast live on FOX and the FOX Sports app. on Saturday, March 23 starting with NASCAR RaceDay at 1:30 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live at 1:30 p.m. (ET) on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the fourth event of the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule will air on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. (ET) on FS1 and the FOX Sports app.

The Martinsville 250 at the Martinsville Speedway will re-air on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. (ET) on FS1 and the FOX Sports app.

Tyler Dippel
No. 02 Lobas Productions Chevrolet Silverado

This Week’s Young’s Motorsports’ Chevrolet Silverado at the Martinsville Speedway …
 Tyler Dippel will pilot Chassis No. 10 in the Martinsville 250 at the Martinsville Speedway. This Young’s Motorsports-prepared chassis was last unloaded at the Gateway Motorsports Park on June 23, 2018 with driver Tanner Thorson, led by crew chief Tate Fogleman, where they finished in the 27th-place after being involved in an incident. Chassis No. 10 has starts at the Texas Motor Speedway with Tyler Young, and at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway and the Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway with Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) Cup Series DAYTONA 500 winner Austin Dillon.

Paperclip Review … This weekend marks Tyler Dippel’s second Martinsville Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. The Wallkill, N.Y., driver has earned an average starting position of 25.0 and an average finishing position of 17.0 at the .526-mile track.

Short Track Stats: In one NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series start on a short track (less than one mile in length), Tyler Dippel has an average starting spot of 25.0 and an average finish of 17.0 on these racetracks.

Atop the Pit Box: Chad Kendrick … Chad Kendrick, crew chief for the No. 02 Lobas Productions Chevrolet Silverado, has two victories (2009, and 2015), four top-five finishes and 11 top-ten finishes in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series at the Martinsville, Va.,-facility in 21 starts — including one from each manufacturer (including Dodge). In addition, Kendrick, who maintains the highest average finish (13.0) at the Martinsville Speedway of the Young’s Motorsports crew chiefs, captured a pole award with Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Joey Logano.

In the Rearview Mirror: Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway … Tyler Dippel, driver of the No. 02 Lobas Productions Chevrolet Silverado for Young’s Motorsports, finished in the 17th-position in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Strat 200 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday, March 1. Dippel started the 134-lap event from the 21st-place. At the Stage 1 conclusion on Lap 30, Dippel maintained position, and had advanced to the 19th-place by the end of Stage 2 on Lap 60. On Lap 114 the Wallkill, N.Y.- native received a third pit road violation, but after each set-back the No. 02 Lobas Productions Chevrolet Silverado battled back through the field. Dippel was scored as high as the fifth-place and as low as the 26th-place. Despite the multiple obstacles, the determined 18-year old finished in the 17th-place.

QUOTING TYLER DIPPEL:
“I am really looking forward to getting to the Martinsville Speedway with our Young’s Motorsports team – back on a short track. I grew-up racing on short tacks, and I have raced at the Martinsville Speedway before. I think we could do really well there – just because that’s what I’m used to. I think our No. 02 Lobas Productions Chevrolet Silverado team has put together a solid short-track program, and I’m really excited to get there.”

Gus Dean
No. 12 OverkillRV.com Chevrolet Silverado

This Week’s Young’s Motorsports’ Chevrolet Silverado at the Martinsville Speedway …
 Gus Dean will pilot Chassis No. 101 in the Martinsville 250 at the Martinsville Speedway. This Young’s Motorsports-prepared chassis was last unloaded at the ISM Raceway on November 9, 2018 with driver Tanner Thorson, led by crew chief Andrew Abbott, where they finished in the 18th-place after starting in the 21st-place. Thorson also took the reins of chassis No. 101 at the Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway and the Martinsville Speedway, and Austin Hill was behind-the-wheel of this chassis at both the Dover (Del.) International Speedway and the Iowa Speedway in 2018.

Virginia is for Lovers … This weekend marks Gus Dean’s first Martinsville Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series.

Short Track Stats: This weekend marks Gus Dean’s short track debut in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. In 20 combined Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) Racing Series starts on short tracks (less than one mile in length), the Bluffton, S.C.,-native boasts one victory (Elko Speedway 2018), eight top-five finishes, and 16 top-10 finishes.

Atop the Pit Box: Jeff Stankiewicz … Jeff Stankiewicz, crew chief of the No. 12 OverkillRV.com Chevrolet Silverado has nine starts at Martinsville, Va.,-facility in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series.

In the Rearview Mirror: Las Vegas Motor Speedway … Gus Dean, driver of the No. 12 Overkill Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado for Young’s Motorsports, finished in the 22nd-place in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Strat 200 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday, March 1. The 24-year old started in the 26th-place in the 32-truck. After quickly moving through the field, Dean finished Stage 1 in the 16th-place on Lap 30, and at the end of Stage 2 on Lap 60, he was in the 21st-place. Dean was able to advance as high as the 11th-place in the running order. The Bluffton, S.C.,-native suffered minor damage after contact with the wall, and due to a flat tire, the No. 12 Overkill Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado had to pit under green-flag conditions. Dean was able to persevere, finishing in the 22nd-place four laps behind the leader.

QUOTING GUS DEAN:
“I am looking forward to my Martinsville Speedway NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series debut. My background is on short tracks, and I hope to be able to step-up to the plate and put our Young’s Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado up-front on Saturday afternoon at the Martinsville Speedway. Even though I have never been to Martinsville, I have been making sure to take the steps to get accustomed to the track as best as I can through a recent test, some iRacing and talking extensively to my owner Tyler (Young), crew chief Jeff (Stankiewicz) and my mentor Todd (Bodine).”

ON THE MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY TEST:
“I’m really proud of the strides our Young’s Motorsports crew made during the test. We kept working on our Chevrolet Silverado and the speed we were able to get out of the truck at the end of the day is getting us all excited about going back to the track and having an opportunity at a top-10 finish.

“I know that the Martinsville Speedway is a pretty aggressive race, but I’m ready to buckle-down and get after it and bring home a good finish to carry us to the Texas Motor Speedway.”

Spencer Boyd
No. 20 EZ Red Chevrolet Silverado

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

This Week’s Young’s Motorsports’ Chevrolet Silverado at the Martinsville Speedway … Spencer Boyd will pilot Chassis No. 11 in the Martinsville 250 at the Martinsville Speedway. This Young’s Motorsports-prepared chassis was last unloaded at the Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2018 with driver Austin Hill and led by crew chief Chad Kendrick, where they finished in the 21st-place after starting in the 16th-place. In addition, Chassis No. 11 has history at the Martinsville Speedway with Jeb Burton, as well as at Chicagoland Speedway, Michigan International Speedway and the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

In the Old Dominion … This weekend marks Spencer Boyd’s second Martinsville Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Boyd made his NASCAR debut in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series on April 2, 2016. The St. Louis, Mo., driver has earned an average starting position of 27.0 and an average finishing position of 28.00.

Short Track Stats: In one NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series start on a short track (less than one mile in length), Spencer Boyd has an average starting spot of 27.0 and an average finish of 28.0 on these racetracks.

Media Availability … Spencer Boyd will be accessible to media in attendance at the Martinsville Speedway on Friday, March 22 at 5:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. (ET). The media availability will be hosted inside the media center.

Atop the Pit Box: Andrew Abbott … Andrew Abbott, crew chief for the No. 20 EZ Red Chevrolet Silverado, has four starts in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series at the Martinsville Speedway.

In the Rearview Mirror: Las Vegas Motor Speedway … Spencer Boyd, driver of the No. 20 1A Auto Chevrolet Silverado for Young’s Motorsports, finished in the 29th-position in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Strat 200 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday, March 1. Boyd started in the 23rd-position for the scheduled 201-mile event. He finished Stage 1 on Lap 30 in the 28th-position, and advanced one position to end Stage 2 on Lap 60.  On Lap 100, Boyd was scored in the 25th-place before coming to pit road under green-flag conditions to evaluate a possible engine woe. The issue progressed to an engine failure, sending Boyd to the garage prematurely with an unceremonious exit to ultimately finish in the 29th-position.

QUOTING SPENCER BOYD:
“I cannot wait to get to the Martinsville Speedway this weekend. It is definitely a special place for me – since making my NASCAR debut in 2016. Who doesn’t love short-track racing? We are excited to have EZ Red on our Chevrolet Silverado, and we’ll probably eat a couple of the famous Martinsville Speedway hot dogs as well.”

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