100% Team Effort Gets the #21 Team Another Top-108/22/2014
Joey Coulter Finishes Seventh in Thunder Valley
Joey Coulter drove GMS Racing’s No. 21 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet Silverado to a seventh-place finish in Thursday’s 200-lap event at Bristol Motor Speedway. Coulter extended his top-10 streak in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition to three consecutive races with the strong result from the UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP. Coulter qualified in the 19th-position in his Chevrolet Silverado at the high-banked half-mile oval, he and his GMS Racing team worked several strategies to challenge for position.
When the first caution flag flew on Lap 16, the No. 21 team stayed out, helping the Miami Springs, Fla., driver to secure a spot inside the top 15 by Lap 30, before reporting that his Silverado was tight on the top line at the 0.53-mile track. During the competition caution on Lap 53, crew chief Jeff Stankiewicz elected to bring the 24-year-old in for four Goodyear tires and Sunoco fuel. Coulter broke into the top-ten by Lap 70. Under the third caution period of the day on Lap 114, Coulter pitted for four tires, fuel and a wedge adjustment and reentered the race in 11th-position. By Lap 130, he had advanced to the ninth position. When the final caution flag waved on Lap 146, Coulter reported a free condition.
The GMS Racing driver lined up 10th for the final restart on Lap 152. As the laps wound down the tensions on track picked up, and Coulter took advantage, advancing three positions, and when the checkered flag flew, he and the No. 21 Allegiant Travel team were able to capture a solid seventh place finish. This finish marks the sixth top-10 result in 13 starts this season for Coulter and the No. 21 GMS Racing team.
Start – 19
Finish – 7
Laps Led – 0
Joey Coulter Quote:
“It was a great day for us on the track at Bristol Motor Speedway and in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver point standings. It was very much a come-from-behind day for our No. 21 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet Silverado, and everyone at GMS Racing stepped-up to the challenge. The momentum that we picked up weeks ago still has us pushing forward and I expect it to stay that way through the end of the season.”
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, Spencer Gallagher, and Max Gresham. 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.
Source: GMS Racing
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