Milestone Weekend for Spencer Boyd and Young Motorsports at Talladega

TALLADEGA, ALABAMA – OCTOBER 12: Spencer Boyd, driver of the #20 Alabama Roofing Professionals Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Sugarlands Shine 250 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 12, 2019, in Talladega, Alabama. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

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Since 2012 Young’s Motorsports has logged 222 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series starts from 25 drivers, resulting in solid performances that include an average starting position of 19.7 and an average finishing position of 19.0 along with five top-five finishes, 23 top-ten finishes, and one win. That win came this past weekend at Talladega Superspeedway with Spencer Boyd in the No. 20 truck.

In 17 starts this season for Young’s Motorsports, Spencer Boyd has been good in the superspeedway races completing 100 percent of the laps run and finishing fourth in the season-opener at Daytona. At Talladega for the Sugarlands Shine 250 this past weekend, Boyd was running second – his best finish of the year – coming to the checkered flag just 0.132 seconds behind first-place driver Sauter. But on pit road after the race, Boyd was given some surprising news.

A penalty was assessed to first-place driver Sauter after he went below the double yellow line in an attempt to block another driver and forcing them below the line as well. Sauter’s win was disqualified, so NASCAR awarded the victory to Spencer Boyd for Young’s Motorsports.

“It’s Talladega,” the driver of the No. 20 Young’s Motorsports Chevrolet shouted in Victory Lane. “Man, I don’t drink beer, but it may happen tonight.”

It was an exciting finish for Young’s Motorsports and Spencer Boyd with both celebrating their first win in the NASCAR Truck Series. The milestone was especially sweet for Boyd because it was uncertain if he would even be able to run the race at Talladega just a few weeks ago.

“I was sitting there, and I’m like, man, second is amazing for us,” Boyd said. “We’re happy. We finished fourth at Daytona in this truck, and then one of my crew guys was like, ‘You just won!’ I can’t believe this. Two weeks ago I wasn’t running this race.

“We put this together late with Alabama Roofing Professionals… You dream of winning a NASCAR race. Four years ago, I was selling cars with my dad at Hendrick Automotive Group. A lot of people believed in me to get me to this point.”

The Gander Outdoors Truck Series is off this weekend, but they’ll return to action at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday, October 26th.