Driver: Kas Grala
Main Partner: Young’s Building Systems | Randco Industries Inc.
Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado RST
crew chief: Steven Dawson
Driver Points 2022: 29th
2022 Ownership Points Position: 18
Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies
Notes of interest:
Still Truckin: This weekend at Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala., Young’s Motorsports welcomes Kaz Grala as the driver of Young’s Motorsports’ #02 Chevrolet Silverado RST, making its 11th return to the organization during the 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.
The former Truck Series winner is with Young’s Motorsports at the Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nev., the Circuit of the Americas (COTA), the Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Bristol, Tennessee, the Raceway in Sonoma, California, the Knoxville Raceway, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Pocono (Pa.) Raceway, Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, Richmond (Va.) Raceway and most recently at the Kansas Speedway earlier this month.
Sponsor Intel: For the 21st race of the Truck Series in 2022, Young’s Motorsports welcomes Texas-based Young’s Building Systems and Randco Industries Inc. as primary marketing partners for Grala’s No. 02 Chevrolet Silverado RST for the Chevrolet Silverado 250.
Welcome back: Young’s Motorsports and Grala are back Rude bush as Associate Marketing Partner on Gralas #02 Chevrolet Silverado RST for this weekend’s 94-lap event.
Ruedebusch Development & Construction Inc. is a highly skilled, vertically integrated, full-service commercial construction and real estate development company based in Madison, Wisconsin offering: and facility consulting.
The facts: Earlier this year, Young’s Motorsports confirmed that Grala, who will race in all three NASCAR national divisions during the 2022 season, will pilot Young’s Motorsports #02 Chevrolet Silverado RST for at least 11 races throughout the season, including the Chevrolet Silverado 250 on Saturday afternoon.
In addition to Las Vegas, COTA, Bristol, Sonoma, Knoxville, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Pocono, Indianapolis, Richmond, Kansas and Talladega, Grala is also scheduled to compete in the penultimate Truck Series race of the year in Homestead-Miami (flag) speedway
2022: In his 10 Truck Series races this season, Grala has piloted the No. 02 Young’s Motorsports flagship finished seventh in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in the State of O’Reilly Auto Parts 150.
In addition to his top 10 finish at Mid-Ohio, Grala has two top 15 finishes with a 14th place finish in March at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) and the inaugural Door Dash 250 in Sonoma, California. Racecourse in June.
In his other events for the Mooresville, NC team, Grala finished 30th at Las Vegas and placed 26th twice at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway Dirt and Knoxville Raceway, 23rd at Pocono Raceway and a solid 20th place finish in the TSport 200 at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, 22nd at Richmond (Va.) Raceway, and each had his fifth top 20 finish of the season in his final race at Kansas Speedway.
Kaz Grala Truck Series Talladega Superspeedway Stats: Saturday afternoon’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Talladega Superspeedway marks Grala’s third start of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Alabama’s famed 2.66-mile Superspeedway.
In his previous two efforts he set the course best in ninth after starting 28th in the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 250 for Niece Motorsports.
He has an average finish at Talladega of 19.0.
Kaz Grala Truck Series Superspeedway Stats: On NASCAR Camping World Truck Series tracks that are classified as Superspeedways, Grala has made three starts with one win, two top 10 finishes and a 13.0 average finishing position over the course of his career.
Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway | UNOH 200 race summary: At the final race of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Bristol, Tennessee Motor Speedway, Grala’s teammate Jesse Little celebrated what was planned to be his final truck series race of his UNOH 200 career presented by Ohio Logistics.
After starting his 13th race of the Truck Series season from 25th on the grid, Little was battling for a top 20 finish before settling for a lead lap in 25th at the checkered flag.
Call the shots: Management of Grala as crew chief of No. 02 Youngs Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado RST is crew chief Steven Dawson.
Dawson, a longtime employee of Young’s Motorsports, will serve as crew chief for its 21st Truck Series race. The Chevrolet Silverado 250 will be his first race as crew chief at the monstrous 2.66-mile facility.
Dawson, 34, is from Concord, NC
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Kaz Grala quote before the race:
At Talladega Superspeedway: “I have really high hopes for Talladega this weekend. Young’s Motorsports have won two of the last three races at Talladega so I know we’ll have a good piece to work with.
“We’re focused on getting the flagship #02 truck into Victory Lane for the first time ever and we think this weekend could be a great opportunity to do that.
“First we have to survive the chaos that the Truck Series always throws at the superspeedways, so that’s our game plan for the race.
“If we can do that, we’ll be in a really good position to capitalize when it matters most.”