Another former employee from Red Horse Racing, Chad Kendrick, has found a home elsewhere in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series.
Kendrick will join Tyler Young and Young’s Motorsports as crew chief of their No. 02 machine. His first race will be Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway. With Austin Hill running the majority of races with the No. 02 it’s only the third time this year Young has made an attempt. The hope is that Kendrick’s experience will benefit the underfunded program, which is still without a top-10 finish in 2017.
Kendrick was hired after the shutdown at RHR and replaces Andrew Abbott, who will stay on overseeing operations on the team’s K&N East development program. The expansion of mechanics at the shop has the team hopeful for better results.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to work with Chad Kendrick this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway,” Young said Wednesday in a press release. “Chad has the knowledge to help Andrew in a lot of ways and I think with both working together, our on-track performance will get better.”
Young has four top-10 finishes in 72 starts in the Truck Series. In his fifth season, Young has yet to experience the success of Kendrick, who’s won six times on the Truck level with a variety of drivers. Kendrick worked with Timothy Peters, Ryan Blaney, and Brad Keselowski among others bringing over a decade of experience on top of the pit box to this family-owned effort.
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