Driver: Tate Fogleman
Primary Partner(s): Solid Rock Carriers
Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado
Crew Chief: Ryan “Pickle” London
UNOH 200 Starting Position: 31st (Based on event formula)
2021 Driver Points Position: 21st
2021 Owner Points Position: 31st
Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies
Notes of Interest:
Back To Familiar Territory: In his sophomore season of Truck Series competition, Fogleman returns to Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway eyeing his second career top-10 for Young’s Motorsports.
Solid As A Rock: For the 18th Truck Series race of 2021, Young’s Motorsports welcomes back Solid Rock Carriers as the primary marketing partner on Fogleman’s No. 12 Chevrolet Silverado for the UNOH 200.
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.
Tate Fogleman Truck Series Bristol Motor Speedway Stats: Thursday night’s UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics will mark Fogleman’s second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the 0.533-mile concrete oval.
Last September, the Durham, N.C. native delivered a 21st place finish after starting 20th in the No. 02 Solid Rock Carriers Chevrolet Silverado.
Tate Fogleman Truck Series Short Track Stats: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as a short track, Fogleman has made four starts throughout his career carrying an improved average finishing position of 27.8.
Darlington (S.C.) Raceway | In It To Win It 200 Race Recap: In the most recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, Fogleman made his 43rd career NCWTS start.
Starting 24th based on the metrics set by NASCAR without practice or qualifying, Fogleman’s No. 12 Solid Rock Carriers Chevrolet quickly rocketed to inside the top-15 and began clawing his way towards the top-10 before a rear gear issue sent the team to the garage 22 laps into the race.
Fogleman and the YMS team would be credited with a disappointing 38th place finish.
To The Point(s): Entering Bristol, Fogleman sits 21st in the championship standings with 197 points earned. Fogleman stands just seven points from 20th currently occupied by Parker Kligerman.
161 points separate Fogleman from 15th in the championship standings currently held by Austin Wayne Self with five races remaining.
Young’s Motorsports’ No. 12 team maintains 31st 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 and has a strong passion for fishing.
Calling the Shots: Guiding Fogleman as crew chief of the No. 12 Young’s Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado is crew chief Ryan London.
He will crew chief his 42nd NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Thursday night. In his previous 41 races, he has one top-five and three top-10 finishes to his resume.
This week marks his third race as crew chief on the Bristol concrete oval.
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).
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Tate Fogleman Pre-Race Quotes:
On Bristol: “I am a man on a mission on Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. We had so much speed in our truck at Darlington Raceway and unfortunately, we had a mechanical issue that hindered our opportunity at a good finish.
“After a great finish at Gateway, I felt like we were robbed at Darlington, so we have no choice but to hold our head high and forge ahead like we always do.
“I like Bristol. We were 21st last September, but we need and plan to be a lot better this week. Pickle (Ryan London, crew chief) has been working on the truck and with some luck, I really think we can contend for our second top-10 finish of the season.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!