By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer
For the second year in a row, Tyler Young is splitting seat time with Austin Hill throughout the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. Young returns to Young’s Motorsports for this weekend’s WinStarOnlineGaming.com 400k at Texas Motor Speedway.
This will be Young’s third start this season for the family team.
On top of the pit box of the No. 02 Randco / Young’s Building Systems Chevrolet Silverado will be Chad Kendrick. Former crew chief Andrew Abbott will move to Young’s Motorsports’ K&N Pro Series East program. Kendrick most recently worked for Red Horse Racing before it abruptly shut down two weeks ago.
Kendrick has been on top of the pit box since 2008. During that time he led his drivers, Joey Logano, John King, Parker Kligerman, Ryan Blaney, and Timothy Peters to six victories. Kendrick earned two victories with both Peters and Blaney.
Kendrick also earned 55 top fives, 96 Top 10s, and 10 pole positions in 157 races as a crew chief.
Young is excited about what Kendrick will bring to the program.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to work with Chad Kendrick this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Chad has the knowledge to help Andrew in a lot of ways and I think with both working together our on-track performance will get better.”
“I talked to Chad and we’re going to start there for practice on Thursday and see how the truck performs with the new asphalt. While it’s important to get the handling figured out, it’s equally important to remember that the three practices don’t really give an indicator of what we might expect in race conditions. It’s a curveball, but something we’re used to and nothing we can’t overcome.”
In 72 career starts, Young has four Top 10s with a best finish of sixth at Daytona International Speedway in 2016.
Now both Kendrick and Young will look to pull off the upset at Texas Motor Speedway.