No. 12 Young’s Motorsports Team:
Driver: Tate Fogleman
Primary Partner(s): Solid Rock Carriers
Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado
Crew Chief: Ryan “Pickle” London
2021 Driver Points Position: 23rd
2021 Owner Points Position: 29th
ToyotaCare 250 Starting Position: 24th (Based on event formula)
Chassis Intel: YMS Chassis No. 11
Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies
Notes of Interest:
Back To Familiar Territory: In his sophomore season of Truck Series competition, Fogleman returns to Richmond (Va.) Raceway looking to improve on his track-best 15th place run at the 0.875-mile short track in September 2020.
Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway | Pinty’s Dirt Truck Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the highly anticipated Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, Tate Fogelman made his 31st career Truck Series start aboard the No. 12 Solid Rock Carriers Chevrolet Silverado.
After Mother Nature canceled the heat races, Fogleman started the race mid-pack in 24th but kept his nose clean throughout the 150-lap race to finish 23rd and score his third top-25 finish of the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.
Bristol marked Fogleman’s Truck Series debut on dirt.
Solid As A Rock: Solid Rock Carriers will continue a season-long partnership with Solid Rock Carriers as the primary marketing partner of his No. 12 Young’s Motorsports Chevrolet for the ToyotaCare 250.
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.
To The Point(s): Entering Richmond, Fogleman sits 23rd in the championship standings.
Just 28 points separate Fogleman from 15th in the championship standings currently held by Chandler Smith with 17 races remaining this season.
Young’s Motorsports’ No. 12 team also secures 29th 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.
A Look Back At 2020: Even with a worldwide pandemic, Fogleman completed a full 23-race schedule in 2020 earning a best finish of 13th at Michigan International Speedway in August, while also tallying three top-15 and 11 top-20 finishes throughout the seven-month season.
Calling the Shots: Guiding Fogleman as crew chief of the No. 12 Solid Rock Carriers Chevrolet Silverado is crew chief Ryan London.
He will crew chief his 30th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday. In his previous 29 races, he has one top-five and two top-10 finishes to his resume.
This weekend will mark his first race at Richmond as crew chief.
Follow on Social Media: For more on Tate Fogleman, please like him on Facebook (Tate Fogelman Racing) and follow him on Instagram (tatefogleman) and Twitter (@tate_fogleman).
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).
Tate Fogleman Pre-Race Quotes:
On Richmond Raceway: “Richmond is a race we had circled on our calendars early in the season because of the strong performance we were able to produce last fall. I enjoy short-track racing and despite my lack of experience at Richmond, we were able to capitalize on a fast truck and earn one of our best finishes of the season.
“Our goal is to return to the Richmond and duplicate and better our finish from last year for our No. 12 Solid Rock Carries Chevrolet team.”
On 2021 Season After Five Races: “Obviously, we started off the year solid, but haven’t built the consistency I was hoping to early in the season. We won’t give up though. The Truck Series is very tough this year, but our Young’s Motorsports team is resilient and we’ll find our groove and start delivering the finishes I know we are capable of producing.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!