Reid Wilson, No. 66 TruNorth Warranty Programs / MDA Summer Camp Chevrolet
Jet Tools 150 Fast Facts
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Race No. 1,
Jet Tools 150, New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway, New Smyrna, Florida
Race Information: Event: Jet Tools 150, Sunday, February 14 at 7:30 p.m. Local Time Track: New Smyrna (Fla.) SpeedwayQualifying: Sunday, February 14 at 5:30 p.m. Local Time Track Length: 0.48-mile paved oval.
New Team; New Driver Invades NASCAR K&N Pro Series East: A few weeks ago, Young’s Motorsports, a fixture on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) tour announced its plans to run a limited NASCAR K&N Pro Series East schedule beginning with Sunday night’s Jet Tools 150 at New Smyrna.
Getting To Know Reid Wilson: Wilson enters the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East after a stint in what was formally known as the Pro Cup Series, where in 20 races, the Huntersville, North Carolina native produced one pole, seven top-fives and 17 top-10 results. In a two-year stint, Wilson earned a career-best finish of second at Tri-County (N.C.) Speedway in 2014.
Before advancing to the Pro Cup Series, Wilson was a frequent competitor in the INEX sanctioned U.S. Legends International Bandoleros. From there his path expanded to Legends Cars where he enjoyed immediate success. In 2011, Wilson began his Late Model Racing career competing in the Carolina Competition Sports (CCS) inaugural Limited Sportsman Touring Series, where he was crowned champion.
NKNPSE Kicks Off Speedweeks 2016 For Young’s Motorsports: Focused on advancing their Motorsports platform, Young’s Motorsports will launch their NASCAR K&N Pro Series East program ahead of returning to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) with driver Tyler Young in the No. 02 Chevrolet Silverado in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 on Fri., Feb. 19.
Stay Tru To Yourself: Starting with this weekend’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at New Smyrna, Reid Wilson and Young’s Motorsports is proud to welcome TruNorth Warranty Programs as the primary marketing partner for Sunday’s season-opener.
At TrüNorth™, they have assembled a dynamic team of seasoned veterans with decades of experience in sales, customer service, transportation, and logistics. By combining their knowledge and expertise with an ongoing commitment to quality, excellence, and customer service combined with the outstanding value of their warranty, they have crafted TrüNorth™ into the leading provider of transportation related warranty programs and services in the industry.
Send A Kid To Camp: Throughout the season, Young’s Motorsports with driver Reid Wilson will focus on the MDA Summer Camp program. Wilson is a member of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Muscle Team, a group of professional athletes who work with the MDA to raise awareness and funds for MDA research and summer camp for attendees. To learn more about the program, please visit mda.org/services/mda-summer-camp
Beating The Pressure: With no owners points to fall back, Young’s Motorsports and driver Reid Wilson must qualify on-time for the Jet Tools 150. With 31 cars pre-entered for the event, the team must qualify 24th or better to earn a starting position by speed.
Meet Reid: Wilson will meet and greet race fans during the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East autograph session on Sunday, February 14 at 5:30 p.m. on the frontstretch at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway.
New Smyrna Speedway Fast Fact: Opened in 1964, New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway has 600-foot straightaways, 720-foot turns with 23 degrees of banking. The 0.48-mile banked oval was repaved in January 2007 and has a grandstand capacity of approximately 8,000. Additionally, the track is part of the weekly NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.
Chassis Intel: Andrew Abbott, crew chief of the No. 66 Young’s Motorsports Chevrolet has Racing has elected to bring chassis number 001 to the 0.48-mile paved oval this weekend. This Chevrolet is appearing in its first race with YMS.
Young’s Motorsports, New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway, Pre-Race Quotes:
Reid Wilson, driver of the No. 66 TruNorth Warranty Programs / MDA Summer Camp Chevrolet:
On Joining Young’s Motorsports: “Man, I’ve been stoked ever since we had the initial conversations with Young’s Motorsports. Now, its race week and I can’t wait to get things rolling. It’s going to be a lot of fun. I’m appreciative of the opportunity from Tyler, Andrew and the entire Young’ Motorsports team to represent them. I’m looking forward to a great year.”
On NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Debut: “There’s pressure for sure, especially when it comes to a competitive series like the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. I have the utmost faith in Tyler and the crew that we can unload and make solid gains start to finish. I can’t believe I’m part of NASCAR. It feels pretty cool.”
On New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway: “I’ve never been to New Smyrna, but I’m not letting that bother me. Usually, I can get into a groove with a new track pretty quickly and I’m hoping that New Smyrna will prove to be no different. If we can make the race, make strides from the drop of the green and take the checkered flag — it will have been a good weekend. Whatever happens we can learn on New Smyrna and look towards the next one.”
Young’s Motorsports, New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway, Pre-Race Quotes:
Tyler Young, owner of the No. 66 TruNorth Warranty Programs / MDA Summer Camp Chevrolet:
On Reid Wilson Joining Young’s Motorsports: “I’ve heard a lot about Reid, especially during my career in the Pro Cup Series. I didn’t have many opportunities to race against him, but I kept my eye on him. Reid has no problem adapting to speed and new surroundings. I believe he’ll take to these K&N cars well and we can go to New Smyrna and have a good run.”
On New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway: “New Smyrna is going to be something new for us, especially when it comes to a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East car, but we’re anxious to get there and get going. The crew has worked hard to prepare our bright blue No. 66 Young’s Motorsports / MDA Summer Camp Chevrolet and I know that Reid’s eager to go out and perform. While a top-10 finish would feel like a win in our series debut, we’ll take the checkered flag as mission accomplished on Sunday.”
Reid Wilson, New Smyrna Speedway NKNPSE Performance Record:
Reid Wilson will make his first career NASCAR K&N Pro Series East start this weekend at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway, no prior starts.
The Jet Tools 150 (150 laps / 75 miles) is the first of 13 races on the 2016 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East schedule. An optional practice run is open for teams on Saturday, February 13 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Official practice begins for the one-day show on Sunday, February 14 from 1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. A final practice session has been etched in from 2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Qualifying is set for later in the day at 5:30 p.m. The event will take the green flag just after 7:30 p.m. that night. The event will be televised on a tape-delayed basis on NBC Sports Network with a to-be-announced time and date.
Driver: Reid Wilson on Twitter @ReidWilson66.
Sanction: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East: NASCARHometracks.com.
PHOTO CAPTION: Reid Wilson, driver of the No. 66 TruNorth Warranty Programs / MDA Summer Camp Chevrolet for Young’s Motorsports in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE).
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