JOLIET, Ill. – Sports car veteran Max Tullman will pull double-duty this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, as the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards rookie will also compete in Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.
Tullman will pilot the No. 20 Chevrolet for Young’s Motorsports during the Overton’s 225.
Friday’s event will be the first of a minimum three-race schedule for Tullman aboard Young’s Motorsports’ No. 20 Chevrolet. The 20-year-old is also set to compete at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in September and Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway in October.
“I’m very excited about this opportunity to drive for Young’s Motorsports this weekend at Chicagoland,” said Tullman. “Originally, we were only slated to race with Tyler (Young, team principal) for two races, however, the opportunity to race at Chicagoland opened and I was glad we were able to make it happen.”
For Chicagoland, Yurpal.com – the first and only e-commerce platform designed and dedicated to the construction and building materials industry – will serve as the primary marketing partner for the 150-lap race.
With his seventh ARCA start of the season on deck for Mason Mitchell Motorsports, the Chester Springs, Pa., native has set a reasonable goal for his transition to NASCAR.
“I just want to finish the race,” spoke Tullman, who has earned three top-10 finishes in six ARCA starts this season. “I don’t care if it’s first or last; I just want to do a good job for everyone at Yurpal.com and Young’s Motorsports. This is a huge learning curve for me, but I’m very fortunate to be surrounded by great people.
“I’d be very satisfied with a top-20 finish on Friday night.”
Yurpal.com CEO Jon De Langis is again thrilled about his company’s involvement with Tullman and Young’s Motorsports.
“All of us at Yurpal.com are ecstatic about this chance to be a part of Max’s NASCAR debut at Chicagoland Speedway,” offered De Langis. “We consider a relationship in motorsports as a very high priority to promote our brand as we continue to grow our eCommerce platform for building materials and products. We had a thrilling experience at our first two races of the year with Max at Talladega and Michigan.
“Our exposure and recognition in ARCA was tremendous and we’re looking forward to seeing that expand with our continued involvement with NASCAR, Max and his team.”
Andrew Abbott will serve as crew chief for Tullman in the 11th Truck Series race of the season, while Young’s Motorsports spotter Freddie Kraft will guide Tullman around Chicagoland’s 1.5-mile oval.
Veteran crew chief Doug Richert, who led Dale Earnhardt Sr. to his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship in 1980, will serve in an advisory role for Tullman’s first Truck Series race.