Joey Coulter 2014 NCWTS NextEra Energy Resources 250 Race Preview2/18/2014
JOEY COULTER NO. 21 ALLEGIANT TRAVEL CHEVROLET SILVERADO
NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
ALLEGIANT ON BOARD: GMS Racing is proud to welcome Allegiant Travel back to the team, as the brand will sponsor Coulter’s No. 21 Chevrolet Silverado for the season opening NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Daytona International Speedway.
FRESH START: As Coulter embarks on his fourth full season in the Truck Series, the 23-year-old does so with a new team and crew chief. GMS Racing tapped Coulter to drive the No. 21 Chevrolet when the Charlotte, N.C. based team decided to compete full-time in the Truck Series. On top of Coulter’s pit box will be crew chief Jeff Stankiewicz. The pair worked together for the first time at the open test session in January.
RCR ALLIANCE: Beginning with the 2014 season, GMS Racing entered a technical alliance with Chevrolet and Richard Childress Racing (RCR). In addition, Coulter’s team will utilize Earnhardt Childress Racing (ECR) engines to provide top-notch horsepower. GMS Racing acquired the assets of RCR’s truck program, marking a reunion for Coulter in equipment, as he drove a Chevrolet Silverado for RCR for two seasons (2011, 2012), posting one win, three poles and 28 top-10 finishes.
COULTER TO THE RESCUE: During Coulter’s drive to Daytona last Wednesday prior to the ARCA Racing Series event, the driver lent a hand to a fellow garage member. As a snowstorm hit the Carolinas, Coulter stopped at a gas station and saw FOX Sports 1 reporter Kristen Beat. Needing help to drive through the hazardous road conditions, Coulter took the wheel and drove Beat through the weather.
SPECIAL GUEST: Former PGA Tour Champion Bob Lohr will be a special guest of the No. 21 team at Daytona. Lohr was a member of the PGA Tour as an exempt player for 12 consecutive seasons (1985-1996), before competing on the Nationwide Tour from 1997-2004. Currently, Lohr is a certified golf instructor at Leadbetter Golf Academy at Champions Gate in Orlando, Florida.
AUTOGRAPH SESSION: Coulter will join fellow Truck Series competitors on Friday, February 21, from 2:30-3:30PM for an autograph session in the Daytona Fan Zone.
JOEY COULTER QUOTE: “I’m really looking forward to getting into the No. 21 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet this week. Ever since we came down to Daytona and tested last month, I’ve been ready to get the season started. It’s a nice feeling to be back behind the wheel of a Chevrolet and in equipment I’m familiar with. The GMS Racing team has been putting in a lot of work to get us ready for this race and now it’s time to go have some fun.”
ABOUT ALLEGIANT: Travel is our deal. ® Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations. The company operates a low-cost, high-efficiency, all-jet passenger airline through its subsidiary, Allegiant Air, while also offering other travel-related products such as hotel rooms, rental cars, and attraction tickets. All can be purchased through the company website, allegiant.com. The company has been named one of America’s 100 Best Small Companies by Forbes Magazine for four consecutive years.
ABOUT GMS RACING, LLC: GMS Racing, formerly known as Gallagher Motorsports, competes full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards with drivers Joey Coulter and Spencer Gallagher. Formerly based out of Las Vegas, Nevada, home of Allegiant Travel, GMS Racing is now housed in a state of the art 32,000-square-foot shop in Charlotte, North Carolina.