Young’s Motorsports announced Wednesday that Dean, a two-time ARCA winner, may compete fulltime in the 2019 Gander Outdoors Truck Series, driving the No. 12 Chevrolet.
Jeff Stankiewicz, who headed driver Sheldon Creed into the 2018 ARCA championship, will function as Dean’s crew chief.
The Feb. 1-5 season opener in Daytona International Speedway will be Dean’s series launch.
LG Air Conditioning Technologies, a branch of LG Corp., will make its initial foray into NASCAR, serving as primary host for at least eight races, while also working as an associate partner the whole season.
“This is an incredible opportunity,” Dean stated. “& I ’m psyched and incredibly honored to signify LG Ac Technologies and Young’s Motor Sports Within My move into the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Without them and also the longtime support of Baker Distributing — my dream for a fulltime NASCAR driver wouldn’t be possible.
“I’m looking forward to the challenges this season may attract, but I feel convinced that together with my association with Jeff and the support of the complete Young’s Motorsports team, we will have a successful season. ”
He spent the last two ARCA seasons together with Win-Tron Racing, earning one win, two sticks and 1-2 top-five and 24 top-10 finishes during his tenure. He also owns a 2016 ARCA win in Talladega, Ala., competing for Mason Mitchell Motorsports.
Young’s Motorsports team leader Tyler Young said Dean’therefore addition will fortify the team’s program in 2019.
“I have known Gus Dean for quite a while,” Young stated. “We were fellow competitors from the CARS Guru Cup branch and I know his fire to be successful is something which fits well inside our own organization. ”
Besides competing in the season-opening Truck Series race, Dean can additionally run the Feb. 9 ARCA season opener in Daytona using Win-Tron and compete through the World Collection of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway using Dean Racing.