Joey Coulter Kroger 200 Race Preview10/22/2014
No. 21 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet Silverado
This Week's GMS Racing’s Chevrolet Silverado at Martinsville Speedway ... Joey Coulter will pilot Chassis No. 021 “Slim Shady” in the Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway. This Chevrolet Silverado made its first paces with the Jeff Stankiewicz-led team this season at Martinsville Speedway. It has also unloaded two other times including events at Iowa Speedway and more recently at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, where the chassis qualified 19th and finished in seventh position. Prior to being in the GMS Racing fleet, Chassis No. 021 spent time at Richard Childress Racing (RCR).
Paperclip History at Martinsville Speedway ... This weekend marks Coulter's second Martinsville Speedway appearance with GMS Racing. In March, the Miami Springs, Fla., driver qualified 18th and finished in 17th-place. Coulter has made seven other NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at the .526-mile track. He has earned an average starting position of 18.0 and an average finishing position of 14.1 at the track. In 2012 with Richard Childress Racing, the 24-year-old finished a career-best in third-place at the track.
Come Fly with Me ... The No. 21 Chevrolet Silverado team will sport the white, blue and orange colors this weekend at Martinsville Speedway, with Allegiant Travel adorning the hood and quarter panels. The paint scheme was inspired by the Allegiant airline fleet’s scheme. With low-low fares, nonstop flights, all-jet service and premier travel partners, Allegiant provides a complete travel experience with great value without all the hassle.
Testing...Testing...1-2-3! … On Monday, October 13 Coulter tested at Martinsville Speedway with GMS Racing teammates Spencer Gallagher and Brandon Jones to prepare for the Kroger 200.
In the Rearview Mirror: Talladega Superspeedway ... Joey Coulter and the Allegiant Travel team ran in the top 10 for the majority of the fred's 250 Powered by Coca-Cola at Talladega Superspeedway on October 18, only losing momentum in the closing laps with a slow middle lane pack which relegated him to a 13th-place finish.
JOEY COULTER QUOTE:
“I am really looking forward to Martinsville Speedway this weekend. GMS Racing tested there just a couple weeks ago and I feel like we learned a lot to bring to the race. Our team has come a long way since the first race at Martinsville Speedway at the beginning of our season. It will be a really good gauge of how far we have really come as a team. I am also looking forward to working with Max Gresham, again, and also working with Brandon Jones for the first time. This should be a great weekend for our No. 21 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet Silverado.”