By: Joe Piette

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway was brutal to one jackman during Saturday’s Xfinity race, but it was very good to another jackman in the Sunday cup race.

Back in April I wrote about the #37 cup car jackman Zack Young and told of his misfortune during the April 9th Texas cup race. His driver got spun coming into the pit stall and Young was directly in its path, hitting him and tossing him against the pit wall. He suffered a few bumps and bruises and had some complications with his right hand. At that time I predicted Young would be back jacking at the Bristol race 2 weeks later. I was wrong. Fast forward some 15 weeks later to the Brickyard 400. After many weeks of rehab and practice evaluations, this would be the first race that would see Young back over the wall doing his thing. As it turns out, it wasn’t an uneventful race for the #37 team, they were caught in a mid-race altercation that required the crew to repair substantial nose damage. Turns out they pitted roughly 13 times during the race but at the end of the day (and almost into the night) they came home in 9th place, their best finish of the year!

It was great seeing Zack back at the track doing what he loves. There couldn’t be a more fitting place to come back since Indianapolis is Young’s home track. Congrats to Zack and everyone at JTG Daugherty Racing on a great race!

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