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Tyler Young plans to take on Truck Series competition full-time

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Tyler Young will embark on his first full season of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition in 2014, driving the No. 02 Chevrolet for the family-owned Young's Motorsports team. He'll have Bryan Berry, a Truck Series veteran, as crew chief.

"I can't wait to get the season started," Young said. "We are a small, family-owned team, but everyone here is so passionate and driven. This entire team has worked so hard during the off-season to get ready to compete full-time in 2014, and I'm looking forward to getting on the track in Daytona in just a few weeks. This is my first full season in the Truck Series, and there will be a lot of tracks I've never been to. The Truck Series, in my opinion, is one of the most competitive series in NASCAR. I honestly expect this year to be a learning experience for me, but there is no reason we can't go out there and knock off top-15s, maybe even some top-10s, each and every week. As long as I can take care of my equipment, race smart, and be there at the end, I think I can classify the year as a success."

Young actually made his Truck Series debut in 2012 and has since competed in 11 series races. The Feb. 21 season opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, though, will be his first race at the track.

Young was the International Karting Foundation champion in 2004. He then moved on to race hobby stocks, sport modifieds and modifieds. Young has been racing in the X-1R Pro Cup Series the last six years.

"This move has been a long time coming," Young said. "I've enjoyed moving up through the ranks and finding some success along the way, and we definitely didn't want to jump into anything. Young's Motorsports had plans to compete full-time in the Truck Series in 2013, but decided to cut back once we got our feet wet. Taking a step back last year has allowed us to build on our program, so that we could come out of the gate strong in 2014. We have added some new elements and key personnel to our team this year, so I can honestly say I've never been more excited about a racing season in my life."

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