Greg Van Alst NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series Kansas Speedway September Preview

September 8, 2023
Greg van Alst Trucks 2023

Young’s Motorsports | NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series

Kansas Speedway | Kansas Lottery 200

Fast Facts
No. 20 Young’s Motorsports Team:

Driver: Greg Van Alst

Primary Partner(s): CB Fabricating

Manufacturer: Chevrolet Silverado RST

Crew Chief: Joe Lax

2023 Driver Points Position: 76th | 2023 Owner Points Position: 35th

Engine: Ilmor Racing Technologies

Notes of Interest:

Welcome Back!: Young’s Motorsports welcomes back driver Greg Van Alst as driver of the No. 20 Young’s Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado RST for Friday night’s Kansas Lottery 200.

Van Alst invades the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series tour with Young’s Motorsports after a successful Late Model career in the Midwest which included the 2019 ARCA | CRA championship and runner-up in 2020.

After running a part-time ARCA Menards Series schedule in 2001, he returned 20 years later to make his debut at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. After a successful part-time schedule which included a runner-up finish at Winchester (Ind.) Speedway, Van Alst increased his presence in 2022 which led to a championship assault.

In 2022, Van Alst returned to the ARCA Menards Series scene where his family-owned team ran the complete schedule with one top-five and 11 top-10 finishes en route to a fifth-place finish in the championship standings.

He returned to the ARCA tour with a vengeance in 2023 and kicked off the season with a victory in the Brandt 200 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, a triumphant achievement for an underfunded organization.

Following the victory, Van Alst competed in four other races before opting to bow out of the championship race and focus on other driving opportunities outside the series.

Van Alst made his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway in July for Alpha Prime Racing and will run the remaining seven NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series races in 2023 for Young’s Motorsports.

Outside of racing, Van Alst is a successful entrepreneur, successfully launching Top Choice Fence, one of the premier fence-building companies in the east-central Indiana region.

Van Alst married his high school sweetheart Christi in 2005 and together they have four children.

Glad To Have You: For the 19th Truck Series race of the season, Van Alst and Young’s Motorsports welcome CB Fabricating as the primary partner of the team’s No. 20 Chevrolet this weekend at Kansas Speedway.

Headquartered in Anderson, Ind., CB Fabricating offers a complete list of fabricating from design, laser cutting, CNC punching, forming, welding, powder coating and assembly.

Their 40,000-square-foot facility allows them to service the needs of many different industries. Everything from the Automotive, agricultural, aquatic, medical, transportation, electrical enclosures and much more.

On Board Too: Van Alst and Young’s Motorsports welcome Ekan Crude LLC., Verns Concrete and Johnsons Family Plumbing on board as associate partners for Friday night’s 134-lap race.

Honoring Cancer Heroes: Van Alst will have Grete Kelsey riding with him Friday night at Kansas through the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation “Honor a Cancer Hero” fundraiser with The NASCAR Foundation.

Grete lost her battle with pancreatic cancer on March 24, 2019. She was nominated to ride along with Van Alst by her granddaughter Amanda Kinney.

Greg Van Alst Truck Series Kansas Speedway Stats: Friday night’s Kansas Lottery 200 at Kansas Speedway will mark Van Alst’s inaugural Truck Series start at the 1.5-mile paved oval.

Although he does not have any NASCAR experience in Kansas City, he does have five prior starts in the NASCAR-owned ARCA Menards Series. In those starts, he has earned three top-10 finishes, including a track-best of seventh, twice, most recently in the spring race of 2022 after starting 10th.

Greg Van Alst Truck Series Stats: Van Alst will make his third career NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series start in the 19th Truck Series race of the season.

Young’s Motorsports’ NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series at Kansas Speedway: This weekend will mark Young’s Motorsports’ 29th, 30th and 31st NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series starts at Kansas Speedway.

The organization posted a team-best finish at the track of 11th with team principal Tyler Young in the 2016 edition of the Toyota Tundra 250 on May 6, 2016.

Since 2014, the Mooresville, N.C.-based Young’s Motorsports team has had an average starting position of 24.1 and an average finish of 22.7 in 28 Kansas Speedway starts overall.

Young’s Motorsports’ NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series History: Since entering the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series in 2012, the Mooresville, N.C., – based organization has logged 459 starts from 58 drivers, resulting in solid performances that include two victories (Talladega Superspeedway 2019 and 2021), seven top-five finishes and 32 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 22.6 and an average finishing position of 21.8.

Calling the Shots: Guiding Van Alst as crew chief of the No. 20 CB Fabricating Chevrolet Silverado RST is veteran crew chief Joe Lax.

He will be crew chief in his 113th NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series race on Friday night. In his previous 112 races, he has one pole and nine top-10 finishes to his resume.

Friday will be his eighth tango at Kansas Speedway as crew chief in the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series.

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Greg Van Alst Pre-Race Quote:

On Kansas Speedway: “I am really excited about racing at Kansas Speedway this weekend. It is a track that I have a lot of experience at and I feel like that should play into my hands with our No. 20 CB Fabricating Chevrolet Silverado on Friday night.

“Obviously, Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park and The Milwaukee Mile did not turn out as we had hoped, but we are not getting down. Instead, we are remaining focused and upbeat with the determination to make the most of the remaining five Truck Series races in 2023.

“I hope we can have a good run on Friday night and look forward to Bristol Motor Speedway next week in our No. 20 CB Fabricating Chevrolet Silverado!”

Race Information:

The Kansas Lottery 200 (134 laps | 201 miles) is the 19th of 23 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN® Truck Series races on the 2023 schedule. Practice begins on Friday, September 8, 2023, from 3:35 p.m. – 4:05 p.m. Qualifying will immediately follow at the conclusion of practice. The 36-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 9:00 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90. All times are Eastern.

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