Career best finish for Young at Chicagoland

Tyler Young posted his career-best NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) finish of 11th in Saturday's rain-delayed Lucas Oil 225 at Chicagoland Speedway. The performance was the Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender's seventh track-best finish in 2014 and his 10th top-20 finish this season.

Young started the 15th race on the 2014 NCWTS schedule from the 19th position and was scored solidly inside the top-20 at the competition caution on lap 30. Under the caution, Young reported that his Randco Industries/Young's Building Systems Chevrolet was "a tick free," but the balance swung to the tight side by the second caution at lap 63.

Scored 17th, crew chief Bryan Berry brought the No. 02 Silverado to pit road for four tires, including an air pressure adjustment, and fuel. Restarting 17th, Young would maintain his position on-track, but lose a lap to the race leaders as they began making their way down pit road under green for scheduled stops with less than 40 laps remaining in the 150-lap event.

 

When the final caution flag was displayed on lap 113 for an accident on the frontstretch, Young was awarded the "Lucky Dog," allowing the rookie driver to regain his lap and make his last scheduled pit stop for four tires and fuel under yellow, gaining valuable track position.

 

Scored seventh for the final 32 lap shootout, Young was shuffled back to 11th on the restart and spent the final laps chasing down 10th. Young would cross the stripe at lap 150 in the 11th position, his career best NCWTS result in 26 starts.

 

Young Motorsports PR

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