Joey Coulter

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Joey Coulter
Born (1990-06-08) June 8, 1990 (age 28)
Miami Springs, Florida
Awards 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
5 races run over 2 years
2013 position 113th
Best 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
91 races run over 4 years
2014 position 7th
Best finish 3rd (2012)
First race 2011 NextEra Energy Resources 250 (Daytona)
Last race 2014 Ford EcoBoost 200 (Homestead)
First win 2012 Pocono Mountains 125 (Pocono)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 43 3
Statistics current as of November 14, 2014.

Joey Coulter (born June 8, 1990) is an American professional stock car racing driver.

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 Coulter's 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] Coulter had a nightmare season in 2013, finishing a dismal 15th in points despite his top-notch equipment. For 2014, he moved to GMS Racing's No. 21, and improved to 7th in points. [9]

After finishing 7th in points in 2014 with GMS Racing Coulter moved to the Team Relationships Coordinator position at GMS Racing. A lack of sponsorship funding left Coulter out of the seat for 2015. He is currently racing for his family owned race team Coulter Motorsports on his off weekends. He can be found at many dirt tracks around the Southeast, mainly in Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Florida.

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 business.[2] On January 24, 2015, he married longtime girlfriend Jessica Green, who gave birth to his first child.

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

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

Nationwide Series[edit]

NASCAR Nationwide Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 NNSC Pts
2012 Richard Childress Racing 21 Chevy DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX RCH TAL DAR IOW CLT
10
DOV MCH ROA KEN DAY NHA CHI IND IOW GLN CGV BRI ATL RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM
14
123rd 01
2013 Joe Gibbs Racing 54 Toyota DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX RCH TAL
21
DAR CLT DOV IOW MCH ROA KEN DAY NHA CHI
14
IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ATL RCH CHI 113th 01
18 KEN
18
DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 NCWTC Pts
2011 Richard Childress Racing 22 Chevy DAY
34
PHO
9
DAR
28
MAR
17
NSH
24
DOV
6
CLT
16
KAN
5
TEX
5
KEN
7
IOW
5
NSH
10
IRP
7
POC
6
MCH
18
BRI
6
ATL
13
CHI
12
NHA
11
KEN
13
LVS
22
TAL
20
MAR
5
TEX
6
HOM
5
7th 796
2012 DAY
18
MAR
30
CAR
6
KAN
14
CLT
7
DOV
11
TEX
3
KEN
7
IOW
8
CHI
15
POC
1
MCH
7
BRI
4
ATL
7
IOW
13
KEN
4
LVS
3*
TAL
14
MAR
3
TEX
7
PHO
3
HOM
3
3rd 789
2013 Kyle Busch Motorsports 18 Toyota DAY
22
MAR
15
ROC
13
KAN
2
CLT
32
DOV
8
TEX
25
KEN
16
IOW
9
ELD
4
POC
4
MCH
14
BRI
11
MSP
26
IOW
25
CHI
23
LVS
13
TAL
27
MAR
12
TEX
12
PHO
26
HOM
27
15th 605
2014 GMS Racing 21 Chevy DAY
32
MAR
17
KAN
12
CLT
12
DOV
5
TEX
9
GTW
11
KEN
12
IOW
4
ELD
14
POC
3
MCH
9
BRI
7
MSP
13
CHI
8
NHA
9
LVS
10
TAL
13
MAR
30
TEX
6
PHO
30
HOM
23
7th 680

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Joey Coulter". ARCA Nation. Archived from the original on 13 February 2010. 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. Archived from the original on January 5, 2013. 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