Young’s Motorsports Sonoma Raceway June Truck Series Team Preview
Driver: Kaz Grala
Main partner(s): Young’s building systems | Randco Industries Inc.
Maker: Chevrolet Silverado RST
Leader: Steven Dawson
Position of driving points 2022: 36e
2022 Owner Points Position: 19th
Intel Chassis: YMS Chassis #016
Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies
Notes of interest:
Happy to see you again: This weekend at Sonoma, Calif., Raceway, Young’s Motorsports welcomes back Kaz Grala as the driver of the #02 Young’s Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado RST returning to the organization for the fourth time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. 2022.
The former Truck Series winner competed for Young’s Motorsports at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway, Circuit of the Americas (COTA) and most recently at the Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway Dirt Track race respectively.
Sponsor Intel: For the 12th Truck Series race of 2022, Young’s Motorsports hosts Texas-based Young’s Building Systems and Randco Industries Inc. as key marketing partners for Grala’s No. 02 Chevrolet Silverado RST for the 250 kilometer event this weekend.
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The truth : Earlier this year, Young’s Motorsports confirmed that Grala, who will race in NASCAR’s three national divisions throughout the 2022 season, will drive the #02 Young’s Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado RST for 11 races throughout the season. including the Saturday afternoon race at Sonoma Raceway.
In addition to Las Vegas, COTA, Bristol and Sonoma, Grala will also compete at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Pocono (Pa.) Raceway, Richmond (Va.) Raceway, Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway and Homestead-Miami (Florida) Speedway.
2022: In his three Truck Series races this season as a driver of Young’s Motorsports No. 02 flagship entry, Grala earned a 14th-place finish in March at Circuit of the Americas (COTA).
In his other two events for the Mooresville, NC-based team, Grala finished 30th (Las Vegas) and 26th (Bristol Dirt), respectively.
Kaz Grala Truck Series Sonoma Racetrack Stats: Saturday afternoon’s Door Dash 250 will mark Grala’s inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at California’s famous road course.
Kaz Grala Truck Series road course statistics: At NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks classified as road courses, Grala made six starts throughout his career, earning two top fives and three top 10s, while maintaining an average finish position of 10.8.
World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway | Toyota 200 Race Recap: In the last NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at World Wide Technology Raceway in Gateway, Grala’s teammate Jesse Little made his 42nd career start in the Truck Series.
After the start of the race, a respectable 22nd place aboard his n°02 Young’s Building Systems | Randco Industries Inc. Chevrolet Silverado RST – Little maintained his top-20 pace for the majority of the event and persevered in a green and white checkered finish to claim his fifth top-20 of the year.
Calling the shots: Guide Grala as crew chief of No. 02 Young Chevrolet Silverado RST Motorsports is team leader Steven Dawson.
A longtime employee of Young’s Motorsports, Dawson will serve as team manager for his 13th Truck Series race. The Door Dash 250 will be his first run as team leader on the 1.99 mile road course.
Dawson, 34, is from Concord, North Carolina
Follow on social media: To learn more about Kaz Grala, please visit, www.kazgrala.com, like him on Facebook (Kaz Grala) and follow him on Twitter (@KazGrala).
To learn more about Young’s Motorsports, please visit YoungsMotorsports.com, like them on Facebook (Young’s Motorsports) and follow instagram (@youngsmotorsports) and Twitter (@youngsmtrsports).
Pre-race quote from Kaz Grala:
At Sonoma Racetrack: “I haven’t raced in Sonoma since 2015, but I remember it being one of my favorite tracks. Road courses – especially the more technical ones – are my favorite type of track, so naturally it is a weekend that I envision as one that will be fun for me.
“It seems like every time Young’s Motorsports and I unload on a road course, we fight in front. We were racing in the top 10 at the end of the Circuit of the America race and unfortunately we were turned away, we will be looking for so to bounce back this weekend and make sure everyone knows we’re here.
“It’s a stacked list of entries, so it’s always good for extra motivation.”