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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Made 18 starts for multiple race teams in 2018. Yeley only mustered two Top-20 finishes in those starts. His 2019 plans have not been announced, so it's uncertain where and how much he'll race in 2019.
At the time of this writing it has not been announced, but it assumed that Yeley will return behind the wheel of the No. 14 Toyota in the upcoming season. The 13-season NASCAR veteran did some hard work with this small team last year. Yeley peddled to one Top-10 and nine Top-15 finishes for TriStar Motorsports in the previous campaign. That's not awe inspiring, but it's pretty good performance and consistency given the limitations of this race team. Yeley limited his DNF's to just five and that was key in keeping his average finish for the year at an acceptable 20.0 mark. Assuming that he returns to this team and pairs with crew chief Wally Rogers once again, he should post similar workmanlike numbers in 2018.
It has not been announced as of this writing, but Yeley is expected to return to the No. 14 Toyota of TriStar in 2017. The 40-year-old veteran spent his first full season with this team last year and posted some respectable results. Yeley's three Top-10 finishes were a high mark since his strong 2006 season for Joe Gibbs Racing. He also finished a respectable 14th in the overall driver standings. The veteran driver didn't show many weaknesses last year, and down the stretch he was very strong with more Top-15 finishes than not. We would anticipate he'll be reunited with crew chief Frank Kerr and the two should pick right up where they left off in 2016. Yeley has been a full-time two-division NASCAR driver for much of the last decade, so he's got a bit of an ironman in him.
Yeley is another in a handful of drivers who are not set for 2016 as of this writing. He made 34 starts between two teams for BK Racing. The journeyman driver is expected to return to the seat of the No. 26 Toyota of BKR in the upcoming year, though it has not officially been announced. Yeley's lone bright spot last year was a top-15 finish in the spring Talladega race, however, the rest of the year it was a struggle just to finish in the top 30 most weeks. With only four DNF's for the entire year, it wasn't equipment failures that were setting this driver and team back, just a general lack of speed. Finishing on the lead lap each week was a near impossibility.
The journeyman driver spent much of last season split between three different race teams. Yeley will return to the No. 37 Chevrolet team that he finished last season with. The Max Q Motorsports team will put him behind the wheel again in 2013 and hope for better results. In only a handful of starts last year they were mostly a start-and-park effort. However, Yeley did compete in the entire race in the season finale at Homestead and finished 35th. This small team needs a major cash and personnel infusion in order to be more competitive. Yeley will probably start-and-park a lot with this team in the coming year.
Yeley makes the jump from the Busch Series and makes his bid for the rookie of the year in 2006. This team is in flux after the departure of the slumping Bobby Labonte, so expectations can't be too high with the rookie coming aboard.
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Daytona Start with Joint Venture Team
NY Racing and BK Racing will align together starting at Daytona International Speedway's Coke Zero Sugar 400. Back on board as a primary sponsor is Steakhouse Elite, with veteran driver Yeley in the No. 23 Toyota Camry, K1 Marketing reports.
Leads Xfinity Happy Hour at Daytona
Yeley was fastest in Happy Hour practice for the Powershares QQQ 300 Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway Friday afternoon. He turned a fast lap of 187.005 mph.
Truck Start at Daytona
Officials from AM Racing announced that NASCAR veteran driver Yeley will pilot the team's No. 22 Toyota Tundra for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway, amracingteam.com reports.