Young wraps up rookie season with a top 25 at Homestead

Tyler Young’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) campaign came to a conclusion with a 24th-place finish at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway (HMS), his 12th track debut of the 2014 season.

While the Midland, Texas driver entered HMS looking for his first NCWTS top-10 finish, he left south Florida with a season of irreplaceable experience. Young took the green flag in the season finale from the 25th position and immediately moved forward. He cracked the top-20 by lap 10 following the event’s first caution for an accident in Turn 2. Five laps later, Young reported that his Randco Industries / Young’s Building Systems Chevrolet was “really loose” and welcomed a caution on lap 25 to make his first pit stop. Crew chief Bryan Berry, who called his 200th career NCWTS race on Friday, gave Young four tires, fuel, a trackbar and air pressure adjustment on the pit stop.


Young challenged to run inside the top-20 from the lap 28 restart, but was unable to make up significant track position due to a free handling condition. The Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender would need a shock adjustment on a fuel-only pit stop under the lap 40 caution to make improvements on the balance. Before the halfway point, Young yielded a lap to the race leaders, and reported his truck was “still too loose” and “free in traffic.”


Berry called Young down pit road under caution at lap 71, and would make a spring rubber adjustment along with taking four tires and fuel. Young would go two laps down to the leaders on the following green-flag run, but would take advantage of the wave around to regain a lap under caution on lap 100. Two laps later, a fortuitous yellow flag waved on lap 106, allowing Young to pit for four tires and fuel. The race would conclude on a 20 lap green-flag run in which Young would take the checkered flag from the 24th position, concluding his first full-time NCWTS season with five top-15 finishes and a 13th-place finish in the 2014 driver point standings.


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