No. 02 Young’s Motorsports Team:
Driver: Kris Wright
Primary Partner(s): MasterTech
Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado
Crew Chief: Eddie Troconis
2021 Driver Points Position: 31st
2021 Owner Points Position: 16th
WISE Power 200 Starting Position: 24th (Based on event formula)
Chassis Intel: YMS Chassis No. 12
Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies
Notes of Interest:
Number Five Is Alive: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year candidate Kris Wright will pilot the No. 02 MasterTech Chevrolet Silverado this weekend at Kanas Speedway for his fifth career start.
In addition to his three Truck Series races this season at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway and Richmond (Va.) Raceway, Wright made his NCWTS debut last summer at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway Road Course.
Welcome Aboard: For the seventh Truck Series race of 2021, Young’s Motorsports welcomes MasterTech as the primary marketing partner on Wright’s No. 02 Chevrolet Silverado for the ToyotaCare 250.
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I’m Back: Wright, a native of Wexford, Pa. will return to familiar territory this weekend in the Land of Oz. Wright has previous experience at the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway in the ARCA Menards Series.
Last October, he earned his career-best finish in the NASCAR-owned series earning a career-best seventh after starting eighth in a Chad Bryant Racing prepared Chevrolet.
Richmond (Va.) Raceway | ToyotaCare 250 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Richmond (Va.) Raceway, Kris Wright returned to the driving duties of the No. 02 MasterTech Chevrolet.
After starting 22nd in his Truck Series short track debut, Wright maintained a solid pace until a Lap 212 accident ended his day and resulted in a disappointing 35th place finish.
Solid Pace For Young’s Motorsports: With 16 races remaining in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season, Young’s Motorsports sits a respectable 16th in the series’ owner standings with a handful of drivers.
In addition to Wright, former Truck Series road course winner Kaz Grala and NASCAR Xfinity Series winner Josh Berry have all piloted the No. 02 Young’s Motorsports Chevrolet in the opening six races of 2021.
In one of the most competitive Truck Series seasons on record, the team has collected one top-10, two top-15s and four top-25 efforts.
Driver Intel: Road racing standout Kris Wright continues his rookie season with Young’s Motorsports with Saturday night’s WISE Power 200 at Kansas.
The former IMSA and Formula 3 driver invades the Truck Series scene this season after spending much of the 2020 season competing in the ARCA Menards Series competing for Chad Bryant Racing and GMS Racing, respectively.
Wright earned three top-10 finishes in six races, including a career-best seventh in the season-finale at Kansas Speedway last October.
Calling the Shots: Guiding Wright as crew chief of the No. 02 MasterTech Chevrolet Silverado is longtime crew chief Eddie Troconis.
Troconis is a two-time winning crew chief in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and comes to Young’s Motorsports after tenures at ThorSport Racing, AM Racing and Sam Hunt Racing (Xfinity Series) respectively.
He will crew chief his 129th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday. In his previous 128 races, he has two wins, 22 top-five and 45 top-10 finishes to his resume.
Troconis touted as a gifted engineer has six starts as crew chief at Kansas’s 1.5- oval. Last year, he guided Austin Wayne Self to a personal-track best 13th after starting 17th.
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Kris Wright Pre-Race Quotes:
On Kansas Speedway: “I’m looking forward to going to Kansas Speedway this weekend with the Young’s Motorsports team. It is a race track that I have previous experience at and I’m hoping that track time will prove to be beneficial for us as we aim for a top-10 finish in our No. 02 MasterTech Chevrolet Silverado.”
On 2021 Season: “Obviously Richmond was a bummer, but as a team, we will continue to fight and go on to the next race with our heads held high and a goal to put ourselves in a position to have a good run.
“Hopefully, we leave Kansas with some momentum for Darlington.
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!