|credit: NASCAR via Getty Images/|
Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year candidate Tyler Young is planning to run the complete 2014 season in his family-owned No. 02 Chevrolet Silverado. Learn more about the Texas native in this week’s Fast Facts.
- Tyler Young was born July 15, 1990 in Midland, TX, and was brought up a racing fan by his father, Randy, who is now the team owner of Young’s Motorsports. The elder Young started two successful businesses – Randco Industries and Young’s Building Systems – before starting the team in 2009.
- Young began racing at age eight, starting in go-karts and winning the International Karting Federation championship in 2004. From 2005-2008, he competed in Texas-area Hobby Stock, Sport Modified and Modified classes, before he and his father made the decision to move the team to Mooresville, NC and give NASCAR a try.
- From 2008 to 2013, Young competed in the X-1R Pro Cup Series, winning his first race in 2012 at Hickory Motor Speedway in North Carolina and finishing second in points. In X-1R Series competition, Young had one win and 40 top 10 finishes in 60 starts. He made his Truck Series debut in 2012 at Rockingham Speedway.
- Learn more about Tyler Young and Young’s Motorsports at youngsmotorsports.net.