No. 02 Young’s Motorsports Team:
Driver: Kris Wright
Primary Partner(s): F.N.B. Corporation | MasterTech
Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado
Crew Chief: Eddie Troconis
CRC Brakleen 150 Starting Position: 26th (Event Formula)
2021 Driver Points Position: 30th
2021 Owner Points Position: 20th
Chassis Intel: YMS Chassis No. 021
Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies
Notes of Interest:
Perfect 10: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year candidate Kris Wright will pilot the No. 02 F.N.B. Corporation | MasterTech Chevrolet Silverado this weekend at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway for his 10th career start.
In addition to his eight Truck Series races this season at Daytona, Las Vegas, Richmond, Kansas, Darlington, Charlotte, Texas and most recently at Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway, Wright made his NCWTS debut last summer at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway Road Course.
Welcome Back: For the 13th Truck Series race of 2021, Young’s Motorsports welcomes F.N.B. Corporation as the primary partner on Wright’s No. 02 Chevrolet Silverado.
F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE: FNB), headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a diversified financial services company operating in seven states and the District of Columbia. FNB’s market coverage spans several major metropolitan areas including Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Baltimore, Maryland; Cleveland, Ohio; Washington, D.C.; and Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham and the Piedmont Triad (Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point) in North Carolina.
The Company has total assets of more than $38 billion and nearly 340 banking offices throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, D.C. and Virginia.
Repeat Customer: Young’s Motorsports also welcomes MasterTech as a major associate marketing partner on Wright’s No. 02 Chevrolet Silverado for the CRC Brakleen 150.
For over 19 years, the MasterTech Vehicle Protection Program® has shielded drivers from the rising cost of vehicle repairs that are over and above the manufacturer’s limited warranty and any applicable powertrain limited warranties.
This elite service contract program can be tailored to meet your driving needs while providing affordable options to meet your budget.
MasterTech supported Wright’s NCWTS debut at Kansas Speedway last month in the seventh race of the season.
Double Duty: In addition to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Wright will partake in the ARCA Menards Series General Tire #AnyWhereIsPossible 200 at Pocono on Friday afternoon.
Wright will compete in his second of three scheduled ARCA Menards Series races with Rette Jones Racing this season. The 80-lap race will be utilized as a test session in preparation for Wright’s Truck Series debut at the “Tricky Triangle.”
Kris Wright Truck Series Pocono Raceway Stats: Saturday afternoon’s CRC Brakleen 150 will mark Wright’s first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the 2.5-mile Pocono (Pa.) Raceway triangle.
Kris Wright Truck Series Speedway Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a speedway 2.0-miles and larger, Wright has just one start throughout his rookie season with an average finish of 12.0.
Nashville Superspeedway | Rackley Roofing 200 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway, Wright piloted the No. 02 MasterTech Chevrolet Silverado.
Qualifying on-speed in 29th, Wright collected valuable experience on another intermediate track and pedaled to a 32nd place finish.
Driver Intel: Road racing standout Kris Wright continues his rookie season with Young’s Motorsports with Saturday afternoon’s CRC Brakleen 150 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway.
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.
Solid Pace For Young’s Motorsports: With 10 races remaining in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season, Young’s Motorsports sits a solid 20th in the series’ owner standings with a handful of drivers.
In addition to Wright, former Truck Series winner Kaz Grala, NASCAR Xfinity Series winner Josh Berry and NASCAR Cup Series’ standout Daniel Suarez have all piloted the No. 02 Young’s Motorsports Chevrolet in the opening 12 races of 2021.
In one of the most competitive Truck Series seasons on record, the team has collected one top-five, two top-10s, three top-15s and eight top-25 efforts collectively.
Calling the Shots: Guiding Wright as crew chief of the No. 02 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 135th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday. In his previous 134 races, he has two wins, 23 top-five and 46 top-10 finishes to his resume.
Troconis touted as a gifted engineer will make his sixth crew chief start at Pocono this weekend.
Follow on Social Media: For more on Kris Wright, please visit, kriswrightmotorsports.com, like him on Facebook (Kris Wright Racing) and follow him on Twitter (@KrisOnNASCAR).
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).
Kris Wright Pre-Race Quotes:
On Pocono Raceway: “I’m optimistic. Pocono is a big race track but I’m hopeful for a solid finish with our No. 02 F.N.B. Corporation | MasterTech Chevrolet Silverado that can carry us into the races ahead.”
On Double Duty: “I’m running the ARCA Menards Series race on Friday afternoon to gain some extra laps at Pocono. Without a doubt, I know it will be beneficial and I hope I’m able to carry what I learn from the ARCA car to the Truck on Saturday afternoon.”
On 2021 Season: “We just crossed the halfway point of the season and we have accomplished some of our goals together, but we are ready to squash our other goals during the second half of the season.
“I’m really focused on getting ourselves in the top-10 by the end of the season.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!