North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Preview

Event: North Carolina Education Lottery 200
Date: Friday, May 17, 2019
Venue: Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway

Young’s Motorsports’ NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series History at the Charlotte Motor Speedway … This weekend will mark Young’s Motorsports’ ninth, tenth, and 11th NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) starts at the Concord, N.C., facility. The organization posted a team best finish twice at 18th-place, first with driver Tyler Young on May 15, 2015, and later with driver Austin Hill on May 18, 2018. The eight previous starts at the 1.5-mile track have earned Young’s Motorsports an average starting position of 21.0 and an average finish of 23.9.

Young’s Motorsports’ NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series History … Since entering the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series in 2012, the Mooresville, N.C.,-based organization has logged 183 starts from 24 drivers, resulting in solid performances that include three top-five finishes and 20 top-10 finishes, yielding an average starting position of 19.7 and an average finishing position of 19.2.

Putting the Young in Young’s Motorsports … Young’s Motorsports team principal Tyler Young has four starts in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Local Connection … Young’s Motorsports has a strong local connection with many team members hailing from North Carolina, including Brian “Tailgate” Dancy (No. 12 mechanic) – North Wilkesboro, Stephen Edelen (No. 02 mechanic) – Mooresville, Wes Gonder (No. 20 mechanic) – Troutman, Chad Kendrick (No. 02 crew chief) – Troutman, and C. Ryan London (No. 20 truck chief) – Mooresville.

Meet Young’s Motorsports’ Drivers … Spencer Boyd, Gus Dean, and Tyler Dippel are scheduled for an appearance at the Chevrolet Display and Stage from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (ET) on Friday, May 17, located in the fan midway at the Charlotte Motor Speedway for a question and answer session.

Follow Young’s Motorsports on Social Media … To keep up-to-date with the latest news, information and exclusive content, visit Young’s Motorsports’ Twitter page – @youngsmtrsports, and on Instagram at @youngsmotorsports. “Like” Young’s Motorsports on the official Facebook page at /youngsmotorsports.

Also, follow the Young’s Motorsports drivers on their personal Twitter pages – @SpencerBoyd, @GusDean, and @Tyler_Dippel. You can also “like” Spencer Boyd on his official Facebook page at /spencerboydracingfanpage, Gus Dean on his official Facebook page at /gusdeanracing and Tyler Dippel on his official Facebook page at /TylerDippelRacing. In addition, catch our drivers on Instagram at @spencerboydpr, @gusdean and @tylerdippel.

Catch the Action … The North Carolina Education Lottery 200 will be broadcast live on FS1 and the FOX Sports app on Friday, May 17 starting with NASCAR RaceDay: NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series at 8:00 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live at 8:00 p.m. (ET) on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the eighth event of the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedule will air on Friday at 4:30 p.m. (ET) on FS1 and the FOX Sports app.

The North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at the Kansas Speedway will re-air on Saturday, May 18 at 8:00 a.m. (ET) on FS1 and the FOX Sports app.

Gus Dean

No. 12 LG Air Conditioning Technologies Chevrolet Silverado

This Week’s Young’s Motorsports’ Chevrolet Silverado at the Charlotte Motor Speedway … Gus Dean will pilot Chassis No. 021 in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. This Young’s Motorsports-prepared Chevrolet Silverado is new to the Jeff Stankiewicz-led team for the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season.

The Hornet’s Nest … This weekend marks Gus Dean’s first Charlotte Motor Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. The Bluffton, S.C., native has one start in the ARCA Racing Series at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Dean started in the second-place in his track debut on May 24, 2018 in the ARCA Racing Series.

Speedway Stats: In five combined NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series starts on speedways (tracks 1 to 2-miles in length), Gus Dean has an average finish of 18.8.

Atop the Pit Box: Jeff Stankiewicz … Jeff Stankiewicz, crew chief of the No. 12 LG Air Conditioning Technologies Chevrolet Silverado, has six starts at the Concord, N.C., facility in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, including one top-five finish and three top-10 finishes. He maintains the highest average finish (12.5) of the Young’s Motorsports crew chiefs at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Stankiewicz also has two starts at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS). In addition, Stankiewicz has one start as a crew chief in the ARCA Racing Series at the 1.5-mile track, finishing in the third-place.

Welcome Back LG Electronics USA Air Conditioning Technologies … The LG Electronics USA Air Conditioning Technologies returns to adorn the No. 12 Chevrolet Silverado at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. LG is a leading player in the global air conditioning market, manufacturing both commercial and residential air conditioners and providing total sustainability and building management solutions. LG is the primary partner on the No. 12 Chevrolet Silverado for a minimum of eight races, also serving as an associate partner for the entire NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season.

Double the Trouble, Twice the Fun … Gus Dean will return to the ARCA Racing Series behind-the-wheel of the No. 32 CAB Installers Chevrolet Camaro for Win-Tron Racing in the General Tire 150 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday, May 23.

In the Rearview Mirror: Kansas Speedway … Gus Dean, driver of the No. 12 OverkillRV.com Chevrolet Silverado for Young’s Motorsports, finished in the 14th-place in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Digital Ally 250 at the Kansas Speedway on Friday, May 10. The 24-year old started in the eighth-place in his debut at the Kansas City, Kan.,-facility with a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career-best qualifying effort. Dean finished Stage 1 in the 16th-place, on Lap 40, and at the end of Stage 2, on Lap 80, was in the 14th-place. The Bluffton, S.C., native was scored as high as the second-place, as he struggled throughout the 167-lap event with an ill-handling Chevrolet Silverado to finish in the 14th-place.

Season-to-date … Through the first seven NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races of the 2019 season, Gus Dean has completed 813 of 1139 laps contested (71.4 percent), and is currently 13th in the driver point standings, and 18th in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series owner points. In addition, the Young’s Motorsports driver has spent 320 laps running in the top 15 and has made 266 green-flag passes thus far this season.

Quoting Gus Dean:

ON KANSAS SPEEDWAY: “It was another pretty solid weekend for our Young’s Motorsports team. We were able to show that we had a lot of speed in qualifying with a career-best qualifying effort of eighth-place. During the race, we struggled with a tight-handling condition of our No. 12 OverkillRV.com Chevrolet Silverado and, unfortunately, that plagued us all night along. Together we came home with another solid top-15 finish, and we’re making gains – that is what’s important.”

ON CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY: “I love the Charlotte Motor Speedway. It’s an extremely fast track, but I am excited to go there and have the opportunity to race for a top-10 finish with Young’s Motorsports. We had the opportunity to test our Chevrolet Silverado a couple of weeks ago and we learned a lot at the test session. I know my crew chief Jeff (Stankiewicz) has a good game plan to execute during race weekend.

“LG Air Conditioning Technologies is back on the truck this weekend, and I would like to have a good run for them in the team’s backyard.”

ON THE RETURN OF LG AIR CONDITIONING TECHNOLOGIES: “I am stoked about having LG Air Conditioning Technologies back onboard this weekend at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. They have a suite for the race, and are expecting a lot of guests – so, it is great to see them taking every advantage of their partnership with Young’s Motorsports and I hope I can deliver a satisfying finish on Friday night.”

ON RUNNING AN ARCA RACE AT CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY: “Always excited to compete in the ARCA Racing Series – especially with Win-Tron Racing and crew chief Jamie Jones. I cannot thank CAB Installers enough for making it happen. We have a fast car for the race, and I’m looking forward to going there and contending for our first win of the 2019 season.”

About LG Electronics USA Air Conditioning Technologies:

The LG Electronics USA Air Conditioning Technologies business is based in Alpharetta, Ga. LG is a leading player in the global air conditioning market, manufacturing both commercial and residential air conditioners and providing total sustainability and building management solutions. From consumer and individual units to industrial and specialized air conditioning systems, LG provides a wide range of products for heating, ventilating and air conditioning.

The company’s industry-leading variable refrigerant flow (VRF) technology minimizes efficiency losses, provides sustainable energy savings and offers some of the lowest life cycle cost of any system on the market today. LG is a 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence. LG Electronics USA, based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics Inc., a $55 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, mobile communications, home appliances and air solutions.

For more information, please visit lghvac.com.

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