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Tate Fogleman joins Young’s Motorsports

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By Sarah Handy, Staff Writer

Young’s Motorsports has announced that short track standout Tate Fogleman will pilot the No. 02 Chevrolet Silverado for the 2020 NASCAR Truck Series season.

Fogleman is a third-generation racer and the son of super late model and former NASCAR Xfinity Series driver, Jay Fogleman.

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The Durham, North Carolina native will have Solid Rock Carriers as the primary sponsor on the No. 02.

He first began racing at the age of seven when he climbed behind the wheel of a stock car. At 15 years old he became the youngest ever Pro All-Star Series (PASS) South Super Late Modes champion.

The High Point University sophomore has made three starts in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series with his best finish of 15th coming at Michigan in 2018.

In addition, he has continued to compete in both PASS and CARS Super Late Model Tour events.

“I am looking forward to getting back to work with the Young’s Motorsports guys,” exclaimed Fogleman. “I think we will be able to accomplish a lot this year. Chad (Kendrick), my crew chief, knows how driven I am to race, and we are ready to tackle this season head-on. Huge thanks to my longtime sponsor Solid Rock Carriers for coming on board the truck this season. They have been supporting me since I started pro late model racing when I was 12, and I’m truly honored to have them on the truck. I am really grateful to Tyler Young and the Young family for their support and this opportunity.”

NGROTS veteran crew chief, Chad Kendrick will enter his fourth season with the organization.

“We are looking forward to this year, another great opportunity for Young’s Motorsports and myself to team up with one of the up and coming young talents in racing. Tate has driven a few races for us and shown tremendous potential. We are setting realistic, but high goals for the 2020 season.”

“Gateway (World Wide Technology Raceway, St. Louis, M.O.) being one of the most challenging tracks we race was his first time in a truck – he picked it up very quickly and was very competitive, so I am excited to build on that. Tate is a talented super late model racer and seems eager and willing to do what it takes to run well at one of the highest levels of racing. It’s not often you get paired with a driver that shares your energy and drive to compete, I can’t wait to get the season kicked off with him.”

Kendrick has six victories in the Truck Series, previously working with Ryan Blaney, Austin Dillon, Tyler Dippel, Austin Hill, Daniel Hemric, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano.

“Our organization is thrilled to get Tate back into one of our trucks,” said team principal, Tyler Young. “2019 was a huge year for us and we are excited to have such an accomplished young racer behind the wheel of the (No.) 02 truck this season.”

The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series season-open NextEra Energy Resources 250 will take place on Friday February 14 at Daytona International Speedway live on FS1  at 7:30 p.m. ET.

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