Joey Coulter UNOH 225 Race Preview6/26/2014
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News and Notes
Event: UNOH 225
Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014
Venue: Kentucky Speedway
GMS Racing's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at Kentucky Speedway ... This weekend will mark GMS Racing's first start at the Sparta, Ky., facility.
GMS Racing's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History ... Since entering the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2013, the Charlotte, N.C.-based organization has logged 13 starts, earning one top-five finish, two top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 18.7 and an average finishing position of 20.4.
"My Old Kentucky Home" … Crew chief of the No. 21 Chevrolet Silverado, Jeff Stankiewicz, hails from Clarksville, Ind., and was born in Louisville. Stankiewicz started his career with Frank Kimmel Racing. He won six Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) Racing Series championships with Kimmel and a NASCAR Nationwide Series title with Kevin Harvick at Richard Childress Racing (RCR).
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Catch the Action ... The UNOH 225 will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 on Thursday, June 26, starting with the pre-race show at 7:30 p.m. ET. It will also be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the eighth event on the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air live Thursday at 4:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.
No. 21 Allegiant Travel / Vertx Chevrolet Silverado
This Week's GMS Racing’s Chevrolet Silverado at Kentucky Speedway ... Joey Coulter will pilot Chassis No. 028 in the UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway. This Chevrolet Silverado made its first paces with the Stankiewicz-led team this season at Dover International Speedway, finishing in fifth-place. Prior to being in the GMS Racing fleet, Chassis No. 028 spent time at Richard Childress Racing with Brendan Gaughan.
Kentucky Derby Not the Only Race in Town ... Although this weekend marks Coulter's first Kentucky Speedway appearance with GMS Racing, the Miami Springs, Fla., driver has made five other NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at the 1.5-mile tri-oval. He earned a career-best fourth-place finish at the track in September 2012. He has earned one pole award, one top-five finish, and three top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 7.4 and an average finishing position of 9.4.
Come Fly with Me ... The No. 21 Chevrolet Silverado team will sport the black, blue and yellow colors this weekend at Kentucky Speedway, with Allegiant Travel adorning the hood and quarter panels. With low-low fares, nonstop, all-jet service and premier travel partners, Allegiant provides a complete travel experience with great value and without all the hassle.
Travel is Our Deal … Where does Allegiant fly? Local Allegiant destinations from Kentucky Speedway include: Cincinnati, Ohio (CVG) (39 miles) to Orlando / Sanford, Fla. (SFB), Punta Gorda, Fla. (PGD), Tampa Bay Area, Fla. (PIE), and Myrtle Beach, S.C. (MYR) or Lexington, Ky. (LEX) (62 miles) to Orlando / Sanford, Fla. (SFB), Punta Gorda, Fla. (PGD), Tampa Bay Area, Fla. (PIE), Myrtle Beach, S.C. (MYR) and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (FLL).
Outfitting of a Warrior … Vertx, a leader in tactical and outdoor apparel, is an associate sponsor on this week’s No. 21 Chevrolet. Featured on the deck lid, Vertx is the official tactical clothing supplier of GMS Racing. Vertx is the tactical brand and innovation channel of Fechheimer, a Berkshire Hathaway company, and delivers the best in apparel and accessories, from durable yet comfortable pants to feature-rich every day carry bags and packs.
Joey Coulter Quote:
"Kentucky Speedway is a really high speed track with a lot of character that usually produces good racing, especially for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. All of the bumps around the track put a lot of pressure on mechanical grip while still needing a great aero-package for the high speed corners. Based on our team improvements on the past few 1.5-mile tracks, I think Kentucky is going to be a good race for our Allegiant Travel / Vertex Chevrolet.”