Young’s Motorsports (YMS) announced that it will compete full-time in the Xfinity Series in 2024, fielding the No. 42 NASCAR Chevy Camaro for rookie Leland Honeyman Jr.
Honeyman has a longstanding relationship with YMS, as he previously competed with the organization. He drove the No. 02 Chevy SS in the ARCA Menards Series, finishing third in the overall championship in the division’s 2022 campaign. Honeyman has eight Xfinity Series starts under his belt, with a best finish of 21st at the Charlotte Roval in 2023.
Honeyman, now 18 years old, has been racing since he was two years old, when he took control of a Quads racer before graduating to Trophy Karts at four years old. He raced Bandoleros in 2015, earning one championship, before he got behind the wheel of a Late Model in 2021. From there, he joined YMS in the ARCA Series, and looks forward to taking on the Xfinity Series in the No. 42 NASCAR Chevy.
“We’ve been asked about running Xfinity more than a few times over the years, and this time, it just made sense,” said YMS team principal Tyler Young in a statement. “Leland [Honeyman] ran the [ARCA] East Series for us in 2022, and he did a great job learning, giving feedback, and being competitive against several other established [ARCA] East programs. His efforts in the Xfinity Series this season show he’s continuing to improve and make the most of every opportunity he is a part of.”
Honeyman said, “In 2024, I’m thrilled to be racing full-time for Young’s Motorsports in their newly launched Xfinity team. Joining them as they enter this exciting series, I’m confident about our collective potential for the upcoming season. The prospect of racing full-time in Xfinity adds an extra layer of excitement, and I can’t wait to contribute to our team’s journey and make our mark on the track.”