Joey Coulter

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Joey Coulter
Born (1990-06-08) June 8, 1990 (age 24)
Miami Springs, Florida, U.S.
Awards 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year
NASCAR Nationwide Series career
5 race(s) run over 2 year(s)
2013 position 113th
Best champ.
finish
113th (2013)
First race 2012 History 300 (Charlotte)
Last race 2013 Kentucky 300 (Kentucky)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
84 race(s) run over 4 year(s)
Truck no., team No. 21 (GMS Racing)
2013 position 15th
Best champ.
finish
3rd (2012)
First race 2011 NextEra Energy Resources 250 (Daytona)
Last race 2014 Lucas Oil 225 (Joliet)
First win 2012 Pocono Mountains 125 (Pocono)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 40 3
Statistics current as of September 14, 2014.

Joey Coulter (born June 8, 1990 in Miami Springs, Florida) is an American stock car racing driver. A competitor in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, he drives the No. 21 Chevrolet for GMS Racing.

Early career[edit]

A native of Miami Springs, Florida,[1] Coulter started his racing career in 1998 racing go-karts at West Coast Kart way in Naples, Florida. In 1999, Coulter entered the national Karting circuit in the WKA Horstman Gold Cup series while he was still competing in the Florida WKA Championship series.[2] In his first two years of Karting Coulter won over 50 events, winning two state championships.[1] In 2000 Coulter received CJ Marvin Sportsman of the year award. In 2005 he won the Summer Nationals at the G & J Kartway in Camden, Ohio. He also finished second National Championship and won both state championships in Florida running Briggs Junior light and heavy, and also won the Naples championship for the second year in a row.[2]

In late 2005 he ventured into the Florida FASTRUCK racking up 4 top five finishes in his first 5 starts.[2] In 2006 Coulter moved up to the FASTRUCK Pro series competing against more experienced veterans. In Coulters first 8 races in the series he won 4 races ultimately finishing 4th in the final points standings. Coulter started racing stock cars in 2007 entering the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series. He didn't qualify for his first race at USA International Speedway but was permitted to race anyway and finished with a top 20.[2]

Coulter started gaining attention in 2007 & 2008 by finishing in the top-ten multiple times throughout the Carolinas and Virginia, including top-tens at the 2007 Thanksgiving Classic at Kenly and the Baileys 300 at Martinsville Speedway. Coulter also finished 4th at the Iowa Speedway Pro Cup Championship series event.[2]

ARCA[edit]

2009 was Coulters Rookie season in the ARCA Remax Series. It was met with much success. Coulter accumulated 7 top-five's, 13 top-ten's, 2 Poles, led 156 laps and finished 4th in the Series points.[3] On August 7, 2010 Coulter won his first ARCA Remax Series race The Berlin ARCA 200 at Berlin Raceway beating Patrick Sheltra. Leading 54 of the 200 laps in the race.[4][5]

NASCAR[edit]

Richard Childress Racing announced at the end of the 2010 racing season that Coulter would drive a second full-time Camping World Truck Series entry in 2011.[6]

Coulter finished seventh in points at the end of the 2011 season, having scored 13 top-ten finishes, and beat Parker Kligerman and Nelson Piquet Jr. to win the series Rookie of the Year award. His 2012 Truck Series season started off with a wild ride, where his truck became airborne and flipped in the catch fence at Daytona. He won his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway on August 4, where he came from 3rd to 1st on the final restart, passing Piquet and James Buescher to take the win.[7] The following race at Michigan International Speedway, Coulter collected his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series pole.

After finishing third in series points in 2012, Coulter moved to Kyle Busch Motorsports for the 2013 season, driving the No. 18 truck with crew chief Harold Holly.[8] After finishing 15th in points with the team, he moved to GMS Racing's No. 21 for the 2014 season.[9]

Personal life[edit]

In his free time Coulter likes to go fishing, go boating or working on race cars. Coulter is attending University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) for Mechanical Engineering.[2]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings. * – Most laps led.)

Nationwide Series[edit]

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

* Season in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Joey Coulter". ARCA Nation. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Joey Coulter". Joeycoulter.com. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  3. ^ "Coulters 2009 Statistics". Joeycoulter.com. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  4. ^ http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/article/arca-coulter-scores-first-victory-in-berlin-200/ Speed TV Article
  5. ^ http://www.racing-reference.info/race/2010_Berlin_ARCA_200/A Racing Reference 2010 Berlin ARCA 200
  6. ^ "Richard Childress Racing signs Joey Coulter for Truck Series ride in 2011". SceneDaily.com Staff. Retrieved 1 December 2010. 
  7. ^ "Coulter aces restart at Pocono for first Truck win". NASCAR.com. Turner Sports. August 4, 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  8. ^ "Holly Will Deck The Halls of KBM". Kyle Busch Motorsports. December 19, 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 
  9. ^ "Coulter Joins GMS Truck Operation". National Speed Sport News. January 13, 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 

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Achievements
Preceded by
Austin Dillon
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year
2011
Succeeded by
Ty Dillon