MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Young’s Motorsports has signed Tyler Dippel to complete the team’s driver roster in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series.
Dippel will pilot the team’s No. 02 Chevrolet Silverado alongside teammates Spencer Boyd and Gus Dean. It will be the first time has fielded three full-time entries in the Truck Series.
“I am really excited to join Young’s Motorsports,” said Dippel, who will compete for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors. “It is an organization that keeps growing and building on its foundation. Young’s Motorsports brings fast Chevrolet Silverados to the track each week, and I’m beyond excited to climb behind the wheel for the team.
“I think it is going to be a good year. Our primary goal is to run well – week in and week out. I believe aiming for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Playoffs is a realistic goal for our No. 02 Chevrolet Silverado team. That is what we will shoot for first, and we can make it happen because of the great group of guys I have on the team.”
A dirt racer by trade, Dippel made his NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series debut last July at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Dippel collected four top-15 finishes across five starts in 2018.
Dippel has capitalized on his three NASCAR K&N Pro Series East seasons, where he collected two victories (Mobile Int’l Speedway, Langley Speedway), nine top-five finishes, and 21 top-10 finishes.
The 18-year-old has eight starts in the ARCA Racing Series with two top-five finishes, and three top-10 finishes.
Chad Kendrick will serve as Dippel’s crew chief. It will be his third season atop the pit box for Young’s Motorsports.
“I am working with Chad Kendrick, who is a well-known and established crew chief,” Dippel said. “From spending time at the shop, everyone seems to gel well together. Everyone gets along together, and everyone’s spirits are high which will result in a good start to the season.”
Young’s Motorsports team principal Tyler Young believes Dippel’s ascension to the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series is proof of his talent.
“We are really looking forward to having Tyler Dippel this year,” Young said. “He has really done a good job in the past, and has taken care of his equipment with proven consistency on track.
“Tyler has risen through the ranks the right way with his progression. With a racing career starting at seven-years-old, he has been around the sport a long time. His NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series experience will help when we get to Daytona (Int’l Speedway), and, obviously, the following weekend at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. I expect him to fire-off and be really fast right off the bat.”