Young’s Motorsports Pocono Raceway Truck | Xfinity Team Preview

No. 02 Young’s Motorsports Team:

Driver: Mason Massey

Primary Partner(s): BRUNT Workwear | Anderson Power Services

Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado RST

2024 Driver Points Position: 24th

2024 Owner Points Position: 28th

Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies

Notes of Interest:

Settled In: In February, Young’s Motorsports announced that Mason Massey will compete full-time in the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series this season aboard the team’s flagship, No. 02 Chevrolet Silverado RST, which will continue with Friday night’s CRC Brakleen 175 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway.

Massey arrived at Young’s Motorsports after running a limited NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule last season for SS-GreenLight Racing, including a top-10 performance at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The Douglasville, Ga. native started his 2023 Truck Series season with Reaume Brothers Racing and competed in seven races with a season-high 11th place finish at Texas Motor Speedway, but later shifted his presence to Xfinity for five races throughout the 33-race season.

About Mason: Massey has over 20 years of experience behind the wheel, launching his racing career at age five. Since then, he has garnered over 200 feature wins, 11 championships, and 10 track records across multiple series, including the U.S. Legends Pro National Championship.

Amongst the many Late Model victories to Massey’s credit during his tenure in the Bill Elliott Racing Development Program is the 2012 triumph in the Alabama 200. He eventually graduated to NASCAR in 2019, competing in the Truck Series before advancing to the Xfinity Series in 2020.

After part-time Xfinity stints in 2020 and 2021, respectively, the Georgian captured the attention of many with an impressive sixth-place finish in the spring 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series contest at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway in front of the hometown crowd.

With 45 more NASCAR starts to his resume since his first career NASCAR top-10 effort, Massey has landed with Young’s Motorsports, a longtime fixture in the Truck Series, hoping to impress and land the organization back in Victory Lane this season.

All-Aboard!: For the 14th of 23 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series races this season, BRUNT Workwear returns to serve as the primary marketing partner on the No. 02 Chevrolet Silverado RST for the 70-lap race on Friday night.

BRUNT is a brand here to redefine everyday work gear for blue-collar workers and everyday guys that have never had the convenience, pricing, or quality available to them from traditional brands.

Founded by Eric Girouard, BRUNT aims to support the American workers through their work day by delivering the tools you wear to get the job done.

Longtime Massey supporter Anderson Power Systems will also serve as an associate partner for the series’ lone trip to the Music City.

Anderson Power Services specializes in supplying, installing, repairing, and replacing residential and commercial generators all throughout Georgia, Florida, Alabama and South Carolina.

Mason Massey Truck Series Pocono (Pa.) Raceway Stats: Friday night’s CRC Brakleen 175 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway will mark Massey’s second Truck Series start at the triangular 2.5-mile raceway.

In 2019, Massey finished 17th after starting 23rd driving the No. 34 Reaume Brothers Racing Ford F-150 for Reaume Brothers Racing in the Gander RV 150.

Massey also made two prior NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at the “Tricky Triangle.” His track-best result occurred during the 2022 Explore the Pocono Mountains 225, where he steered to a 24th-place finish after starting 29th for DGM Racing.

Pocono marks the third race of the second half of the 2024 Truck Series season.

Mason Massey Truck Series Career Stats: Entering Pocono, Massey has 27 career NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series races to his credit. He has earned a career-best 11th-place finish twice, most recently at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway after starting 29th in the Long John Silver’s 200 for Young’s Motorsports.

Massey also finished 11th at Texas Motor Speedway after starting 27th in the 2023 edition of the SpeedyCash.com 250 for Reaume Brothers Racing.

Since 2019, he has carried an average finish of 24.4.

Double Duty: In addition to Friday night’s CRC Brakleen 175, Massey is scheduled to participate in Saturday afternoon’s Pocono Mountains 225 at Pocono Raceway for SS-GreenLight Racing.

Massey will compete in his third Xfinity Series race of the season and first since New Hampshire Motor Speedway last month.

At Pocono, the Douglasville, Ga. native is poised to make his third track start behind the wheel of the No. 14 Real American Beer | SS-GreenLight Racing Chevrolet.

Since 2020, Massey has 54 Xfinity Series starts with three top-10 finishes and an average finish of 26.1.

Nashville Superspeedway | Rackley Roofing 200 Race Recap: In the 13th race of the 2024 Truck Series season, Young’s Motorsports and Massey searched for another solid finish at Nashville Superspeedway.

After a 28th-place qualifying effort in Music City, Massey maintained a good pace despite wrestling with the balance of his No. 02 Chevrolet Silverado.

The team’s night took a dramatic turn approaching Lap 100 when Massey took his truck to the garage suffering from brake issues.

Despite their best efforts to repair the truck, the team could not return to the track and was credited with a 32nd-place finish.

The heartbreak still allowed Massey to maintain a spot inside the top 25 in the championship standings in 24th with 10 races remaining.

In 2024, Massey has delivered two top-15, five top-20s, seven top-21 finishes and eight top-22 efforts, highlighted by a career-best outing at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, where he steered the team’s flagship truck to an 11th-place finish.

Young’s Motorsports’ NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series at Pocono Raceway: This weekend will mark Young’s Motorsports’ 21st and 22nd NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series start at Pocono Raceway.

The organization posted a team-best 11th-place finish twice, most recently with Tyler Dippel at the wheel in the 2019 Gander RV 150 on Saturday, July 27, 2019.

Since 2014, the Mooresville, N.C.-based Young’s Motorsports team has had an average starting position of 21.1 and an average finish of 22.7 in 20 Pocono Raceway Truck Series starts.

Young’s Motorsports’ NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series History: Since entering the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series in 2012, the Mooresville, N.C., – based organization has logged 491 starts from 64 drivers, resulting in solid performances that include two victories (Talladega Superspeedway 2019 and 2021), seven top-five finishes and 33 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 23.0 and an average finishing position of 22.0.

Follow on Social Media: For more on Mason Massey, please visit masonmassey.com, like him on Facebook (Mason Massey Racing), and follow him on Instagram (@mason_massey) and X |Twitter (@mason_massey).

For more on Young’s Motorsports, please visit YoungsMotorsports.com, like them on Facebook (Young’s Motorsports), and follow them on Instagram (@youngsmotorsports) and X |Twitter (@youngsmtrsports).

Mason Massey Pre-Race Quote:

On Pocono Raceway: “Pocono has always been a pretty solid place for me. It’s definitely different than any other track on the schedule, but I feel like I’ve always gotten around there well.

“We’ve had some tough luck the last couple of races, but we’ve been working hard and hungry to turn it around this weekend in our No. 02 BRUNT Workwear | Anderson Power Services Chevrolet.”

No. 46 Young’s Motorsports Team:

Driver: Thad Moffitt

Primary Partner(s): Joe Jurgielewicz and Son – America’s Tastiest Duck

Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado RST

2024 Driver Points Position: 30th

2024 Owner Points Position: 33rd

Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies

Notes of Interest:

Welcome: Just past the half point of the 2024 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series season, Young’s Motorsports welcomes Thad Moffitt to the organization set to compete in the team’s second entry in Friday night’s CRC Brakleen 175 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway.

Young’s Motorsports has obtained the ownership rights of Faction46 Racing and will field the No. 46 throughout the remainder of the season with Moffitt at the helm.

This weekend’s race is just the sixth time the organization has fielded a second entry this season.

About Thad: Moffitt, 23, just finished his first full season in the Trans Am Series TA2 class. Racing for TeamSLR, he finished seventh in the championship standings and second in the rookie standings. He had six top-10 finishes.

Moffitt, the grandson of seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Richard Petty, returned to the NASCAR ranks this season after having success in the ARCA Menard Series, finishing fourth in the series championship standings in 2021.

Entering the season, Moffitt has four starts in the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series with a best finish of 18th at the Daytona International Speedway in 2022.

In 2024, Moffitt has participated in 12 Truck Series races thus far, matching a career-best 18th place finish at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway in May.

All-Aboard!: For the 14th of 23 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series races this season, Joe Jurgielewicz and Son Ltd. – America’s Tastiest Duck will serve as the primary marketing partner on the No. 46 Chevrolet Silverado RST for the 70-lap race on Friday night.

Based in Hamburg, Pa., Joe Jurgielewicz and Son Ltd. – America’s Tastiest Duck is an A-Grade whole duck that is ready for your family to enjoy at your next meal directly from our family farm.

Each duck is minimally processed, USDA inspected and graded to ensure the healthiest and highest quality duck.

Jurgielewicz and Son Ltd. has been a leading provider of premium fresh and frozen duck to the food service industry, retailers and home consumers.

Thad Moffitt Truck Series Pocono (Pa.) Raceway Stats: Friday night’s CRC Brakleen 175 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway will mark Moffitt’s inaugural Truck Series start at the triangular 2.5-mile raceway.

However, Moffitt does own four ARCA Menards Series starts at the “Tricky Triangle” with a best finish of fifth after starting 10th during the 2021 General Tire #AnyWhereIsPossible 200 at Pocono on Friday, June 25, 2021, driving for TRICON Garage.

Pocono marks the third race of the second half of the 2024 Truck Series season.

Thad Moffitt Truck Series Career Stats: Entering Pocono, Moffitt has 16 career NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series races to his credit. He has earned a career-best 18th-place finish twice, most recently at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway after starting 32nd in the Buckle Up South Carolina 200 for Faction46.

Since 2022, he has carried an average finish of 28.0.

Young’s Motorsports’ NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series at Pocono Raceway: This weekend will mark Young’s Motorsports’ 21st and 22nd NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series start at Pocono Raceway.

The organization posted a team-best 11th-place finish twice, most recently with Tyler Dippel at the wheel in the 2019 Gander RV 150 on Saturday, July 27, 2019.

Since 2014, the Mooresville, N.C.-based Young’s Motorsports team has had an average starting position of 21.1 and an average finish of 22.7 in 20 Pocono Raceway Truck Series starts.

Young’s Motorsports’ NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series History: Since entering the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series in 2012, the Mooresville, N.C., – based organization has logged 491 starts from 64 drivers, resulting in solid performances that include two victories (Talladega Superspeedway 2019 and 2021), seven top-five finishes and 33 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 23.0 and an average finishing position of 22.0.

Follow on Social Media: For more on Thad Moffitt, please visit thadmoffitt.com like him on Facebook, (Thad Moffitt Racing) and follow him on Instagram (@thadmoffitt46) and X |Twitter (@thadmoffitt).

For more on Young’s Motorsports, please visit YoungsMotorsports.com, like them on Facebook (Young’s Motorsports), and follow them on Instagram (@youngsmotorsports) and X |Twitter (@youngsmtrsports).

Thad Moffitt Pre-Race Quote:

On Pocono Raceway: “This is the reset that I need. I have raced for Tyler and Young’s Motorsports in the past and we have a great relationship. He has made this transition easy for us, and he has the team and equipment for us to go to Pocono and immediately have a great race.

“This was a quick move for everyone, but I feel good about it. This will feel a little bit like Daytona this weekend. Everything will be a little bit new for us as a team with new people. But it’s exciting, too.

“We have a great program and now it’s time to really show what we can do. The new team gives me a lot of hope of some great finishes for the rest of the season.”

Race Information:

The CRC Brakleen 175 (70 laps | 175 miles) is the 14th of 23 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series races on the 2024 schedule. Practice begins on Friday, July 12, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. Qualifying will soon follow from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The 36-truck field will take the green flag later that night shortly after 5:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90. All times are local (ET).

Young’s Motorsports | NASCAR Xfinity Series

Pocono (Pa.) Raceway | Explore the Pocono Mountains 225

Fast Facts

No. 42 Young’s Motorsports Team:

Driver: Leland Honeyman Jr.

Primary Partner(s): Young’s Building Systems | Randco Industries Inc.

Manufacturer: Chevrolet Camaro

Crew Chief: Andrew Abbott

2024 Driver Points Position: 21st

2024 Owner Points Position: 24th

Engine: Earnhardt-Childress Racing

Movin’ on Up!: In January, Young’s Motorsports announced it would graduate from the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series to the NASCAR Xfinity Series full-time in 2024 with rising star Leland Honeyman Jr. behind the wheel of the team’s No. 42 Young’s Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro for the entire 33-race season continuing with Saturday afternoon’s Explore the Pocono Mountains 225 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway.

About Leland: The Phoenix, Ariz. native began honing his racing skills at the tender age of two racing Quads. By four years old, he moved into Trophy Karts and then collected three series championships in off-road racing Trophy Karts.

After an instrumental tenure in Go Karts, he moved into the Bandolero competition in 2015 and was crowned a Bandolero National Champion two years later. From there, he moved into Limited Late Models before graduating to the Carolina Pro Late Model Series division in 2021, where he earned championship-runner-up honors and picked up an astounding victory in the annual Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway Fall Brawl.

Honeyman, 19, returns to the Mooresville, N.C.-based organization, where he ran an impressive ARCA Menards Series East Series campaign, finishing third in the 2022 championship standings.

During the 2023 season, he made eight NASCAR Xfinity Series starts, highlighted by a 21st-place finish at the Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway Road Course.

All-Aboard!: For the 19th of 33 NASCAR Xfinity Series races this season, Young’s Motorsports welcomes back Texas-based Young’s Building Systems and Randco will partner with the Mooresville, N.C.-based team as the primary partners on the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro for the 90-lap race on Saturday afternoon.

Since 1981, Young’s Building Systems has been providing West Texas with all their metal building needs. This family-owned and operated business has become an industry favorite due to the experience gained and the professional results completed. Young’s Building System is a division of Randco Industries, Inc. We have expanded into a company that has the ability to erect any type of building, from a small single story to a city high-rise.

Our customers have multiple uses for our buildings, including commercial, residential, agricultural, industrial, skid-mounted buildings and compressor station buildings.

We also have a team that specializes in stairs and railings of all shapes and sizes. Young’s Building Systems is fully insured for your peace of mind, so we carry workmen’s compensation and general liability coverage that goes above and beyond State requirements.

Our company is fully equipped with moving and lifting equipment along with compressors, generators and welding equipment. We have the tools and equipment needed to support large, demanding projects. Our work ethic is based on the principles of quality, promptness, and customer experience.

Young’s Building Systems continuously raises our standard of excellence and works hard to make sure that each and every one of your needs are met.

Leland Honeyman Jr. NASCAR Xfinity Series Pocono Raceway Stats: Saturday afternoon’s Explore the Pocono Mountains 225 at Pocono Raceway will mark Honeyman’s inaugural Xfinity Series start at the 2.5-mile raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.

This weekend’s race is part of a triple-header weekend with the Truck Series and NASCAR Cup Series. Pocono will mark Honeyman’s third career Xfinity Series start on a track larger than 2.0 miles in length.

The Xfinity Series rookie driver will look to improve his overall average finish of 17.0.

Leland Honeyman Jr. NASCAR Xfinity Career Stats: Entering Pocono, Honeyman has 26 career NASCAR Xfinity Series races to his credit, earning a career-best fourth-place finish at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway after starting 33rd in the Ag-Pro 300 for Young’s Motorsports in April 2024.

Since 2023, he has carried an average finish of 24.0.

The Chicago Street Course | The Loop 110 Race Recap: In the 18th race of the 2024 Xfinity Series season, Young’s Motorsports and Honeyman searched for another solid finish in the team’s inaugural Xfinity Series trip to the streets of downtown Chicago.

Honeyman continued to shine on new tracks this season with a respectable effort in practice, before delivering the 21st-quickest time in qualifying a short time later.

With a mid-pack starting position, Honeyman took the green flag and maintained a healthy presence inside the top-20.

During Stage 3 with Honeyman on the march and inching closer to the top 15, the No. 42 Klean Freak

Chevrolet Camaro suffered a flat tire before making contact with one of the outside walls.

The damage proved terminal for Honeyman and the team, sending them to the garage and out of the

race with a frustrating 31st-place finish.

Calling the Shots: Guiding Honeyman Jr. as crew chief of the No. 42 Young’s Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro is longtime crew chief Andrew Abbott.

On Saturday, he will be crew chief in his 116th NASCAR Xfinity Series race. In his previous 115 races, he has four top-five and 12 top-10 finishes.

The season’s 19th race will be his third tango in Pocono as crew chief in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

Young’s Motorsports’ NASCAR Xfinity Series at Pocono Raceway: This weekend will mark Young’s Motorsports’ first NASCAR Xfinity Series start at Pocono Raceway.

Nevertheless, the Mooresville, N.C.-based team has 20 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series starts at the famed Pennsylvania race track.

The organization posted a team-best 11th-place finish twice, most recently with Tyler Dippel at the wheel in the 2019 Gander RV 150 on Saturday, July 27, 2019.

Since 2014, the Mooresville, N.C.-based Young’s Motorsports team has had an average starting position of 21.1 and an average finish of 22.7 in 20 Pocono Raceway Truck Series starts.

Young’s Motorsports’ NASCAR Xfinity Series History: Since entering the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2024, the family-owned organization has logged 18 starts and maintains an average starting position of 26.2 and an average finish of 23.4.

Follow on Social Media: For more on Leland Honeyman Jr., please visit LelandHoneymanRacing.com, like him on Facebook (Leland Honeyman Racing) and follow on Instagram (@lelandhoneymanjr) and X |Twitter (@lelandhoneyman3).

For more on Young’s Motorsports, please visit YoungsMotorsports.com, like them on Facebook (Young’s Motorsports), and follow them on Instagram (@youngsmotorsports) and X |Twitter (@youngsmtrsports).

Leland Honeyman Jr. Pre-Race Quote:

On Pocono Raceway: “After a great amount of speed at the Chicago Street Course, I am excited to return to an oval, especially at the Tricky Triangle. My No. 42 Young’s Motorsports team has been working hard, and I look forward to a great rebound on Saturday afternoon!”

Race Information:

The Explore the Pocono Mountains 225 (90 laps | 225 miles) is the 19th of thirty-three (33) NASCAR Xfinity Series races on the 2024 schedule. Practice begins on Saturday, July 13, 2024, from 10:00 – 10:20 a.m. Qualifying immediately follows at 10:30 a.m. The 38-car field is set to take the green flag later in the day, shortly after 3:00 p.m. ET, with live coverage on the USA Network, the Motor Racing Network (Radio), and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90. All times are local (Eastern).

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