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2014 Gateway: Tyler Young NASCAR Truck Race Recap
Posted by: newsla on Jun 15, 2014 - 03:45 PM
2014 Gateway: Tyler Young NASCAR Truck Race Recap

Start: 22nd
Finish: 17th
Laps: 157/160
Status: Running
Driver Points: 19th
Owner Points: 25th


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Madison, Ill. (June 14, 2014) - Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Tyler Young wasn't able to give-up his yellow rookie stripes for Saturday night's Drivin' for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park (GMSP), but the Midland, TX native was able to join 23 other "rookies" for the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race at the 1.25-mile oval since July, 2010. With only eight of the 32 drivers entered in the event having past track experience, Young cashed in his rookie status for an even playing field for the 200-mile race. The historic event produced many noteworthy moments - a new track record that was set during Keystone Light Pole qualifying (32.985 seconds/136.426mph), the series' youngest pole winner (Cole Custer), and Darrell Wallace, Jr., the series' second African American to win a NASCAR sanctioned race, claimed his second career victory. Among those accolades was a top-20 performance from Young, who brought home his third consecutive top-20 finish of the 2014 NCWTS season, finishing 17th in the No. 02 Randco Industries/Young's Building Systems Chevrolet Silverado.

Starting on the outside of row 11, in the 22nd position, Young battled a Silverado that was "free-in" for a majority of the first 60 laps. The No. 02 machine fell as far back as 23rd, and lost a lap before coming to pit road under green at lap 61 for four tires and fuel. Just five laps later, the third caution flag was displayed for a stopped truck on the track, ultimately trapping numerous trucks a lap down, and forcing Young two laps down. Crew chief Bryan Berry opted to take the wave around under the third caution to put the Young's Motorsports Chevrolet back one lap down. When racing resumed on lap 77, Young was scored 19th.

Utilizing two-time NCWTS champion Todd Bodine, who was in the spotters stand for the rookie, Young was able to learn how to improve his trucks handling by, "arcing it more into the corner." In the final 83 circuits, the 23-year-old driver would improve on his line, running competitively inside the top-20, with lap times as fast as the top-12.

Mired multiple laps down with two other trucks on the final lap, the trio went three-wide into Turn 1 and the No. 02 machine was forced into the inside wall, and credited with a 17th-place finish in the Inaugural Drivin' for Linemen 200 at Gateway.

• Young was among 24 rookies who made their NCWTS debut at Gateway Motorsports Park in Saturday's Drivin' for Linemen 200
• Young's top-20 was his third consecutive top-20 finish this season
• Young was the fifth-highest finishing rookie of the race
• Darrell Wallace, Jr. won the inaugural Drivin' for Linemen 200 at GMSP, his second victory in 29 NCWTS starts
• German Quiorga, Timothy Peters, Johnny Sauter and Ron Hornaday, Jr. rounded out the top-five finishers
• The 160-lap event saw seven caution flags for 39 laps and 12 lead changes by six drivers
• Johnny Sauter now leads the Truck Series driver point standings by 10 over his ThorSport Racing teammate Matt Crafton
• The Young's Motorsports team will take a week off before returning to action onThursday, June 26 for the UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, KY
Quote - Tyler Young:
"It was really an uneventful weekend for this Young's Motorsports team. We unloaded Friday and just kept working on the truck, making it handle better. We started 22nd and I battled with a truck that was "free-in" most of the race, but the truck actually got better as the race went on. Todd (Bodine) was a huge help, especially during the race with my line - it's a tricky place to get around. Track position was key and I just got stuck a couple laps down and couldn't get it back. Unfortunately, we got turned on the last lap, getting into Turn 1. It was hard racing, and something that just happened - we got right reared and got in the fence. I hate it because we will have to go back and put a body on it, but overall it was a decent weekend."

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