WinStar World Casino & Resort 400 at Texas Race Preview6/3/2014
This week’s No. 21 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet Silverado… Joey Coulter will pilot Chassis No. 22 in Friday night’s WinStar World Casino & Resort 400 at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) in Fort Worth. This particular Chevrolet Silverado was previously a Richard Childress Racing Chassis which Coulter drove to victory lane for his first series win at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway in 2012. The No. 21 GMS Racing team has unloaded it twice this season, at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City and Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, finishing 12th in both races.
Coulter’s Lone Star Stats …
• In six starts at TMS, has compiled two top-five and four top-10 finishes
• Has led nine laps around the 1.5-mile oval (June, 2011)
• Average start: 10.3/Average Finish: 9.7
• Best start: 2nd (June, 2011)/Best finish: 3rd (June, 2012)
• According to NASCAR’s loop data statistics, has a driver rating of 90.3 going into Friday night’s 33rd annual Truck Series race at TMS
• One ARCA Racing Series start (2010)
Performance Profile – Texas Motor Speedway …
Series Date Start Finish Laps Laps Led Status
NCWTS 11/1/2013 19 12 147/147 0 Running
NCWTS 6/7/2013 11 25 78/167 0 Running
NCWTS 11/2/2012 5 7 168/168 0 Running
NCWTS 6/8/2012 11 3 148/148 0 Running
NCWTS 11/4/2011 14 6 167/167 0 Running
NCWTS 6/10/2011 2 5 147/147 9 Running
ARCA 4/16/2010 5 23 95/105 0 Running
Texas-size Birthday … Coulter will celebrate his 24th birthday on Sunday, June 8 and Texas Motor Speedway’s famous cowboy hat, given to the winner in victory lane, would make a great early birthday present for the GMS Racing driver. With a solid performance profile at the Fort Worth, Texas Track, Coulter could add his name to a prestigious list of drivers that have won within three days of their birthday in the series. While five different drivers have been to victory lane on their birthday weekend, eight different times, no driver has ever done it at TMS and Coulter would like to be the first to lasso the 1.5-mile oval.
Driver Win Date Drivers DOB Track
1 Mike Skinner 7/1/1995 6/28/1957 Milwaukee
2 Dave Rezendes 10/7/1996 10/5/1959 Sonoma
3 Rich Bickle 5/10/1997 5/13/1961 Evergreen
4 Ron Hornaday Jr 6/21/1997 6/20/1958 Bristol
5 Ron Hornaday Jr 6/20/1998 6/20/1958 Bristol
6 David Starr 10/13/2002 10/11/1967 Las Vegas
7 Johnny Benson 6/23/2006 6/27/1963 Milwaukee
8 Ron Hornaday Jr 6/20/2009 6/20/1958 Milwaukee
Come Fly with Me ... The No. 21 Chevrolet Silverado team will sport the black, blue and yellow colors this weekend at Texas Motor 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.
Welcome Champion Power Equipment … GMS Racing announces a new partnership with Champion Power Equipment. Champion Power Equipment specializes in the design, manufacture and support of dependable, durable, and affordable portable generators, inverters, log splitters, pressure washers transfer pumps, and winches.
Joey Coulter 2014…
• Ranks 10th in the 2014 NCWTS driver point standings heading in to the sixth race on the 2014 schedule, 28 points behind fifth-place Ron Hornaday, Jr and a mere 43 points behind points leader Timothy Peters
• Recorded a season-best fifth-place finish at Dover International Speedway (5/30/2014)
• Recorded a season-best fifth-place start at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway (2/21/2014)
• In five starts in 2014, Coulter has one top-five finish (Dover)
• Has completed 96.6% of laps attempted (828/857) and has an average start of 13.4 and an average finish of 15.6
• Fourth full-time season in the NCWTS
Quoting Coulter …
“I think Texas will be a turning point for this team. Everyone has been working really hard at the shop and at the track each week getting these trucks better and better. Dover was a great race for us and showed that what we have been working on is pointing us in the right direction. Texas is a blast to race on and has always been one of my favorite tracks. I’m looking forward to another good weekend with my Allegiant Travel Chevy.”
GMS Racing's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at Texas Motor Speedway ... This weekend will mark GMS Racing's second start at the Fort Worth, Texas, facility. In November the team finished in 20th-place with driver Spencer Gallagher.
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 11 starts including one top five, and one top 10 with an average starting position of 19.6, and an average finishing position of 22.3.
Catch the Action ... The WinStar World Casino 400K will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 on Friday, June 6, starting with the pre-race show at 8:30 p.m. ET. It will also be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
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