Richard Childress Racing
April 22, 2012
Coulter Charges Back to a 14th-Place Finish at Kansas Speedway
"This team did everything right today. The truck was great and they were solid on pit road."
Start – 7
Finish – 14
Laps Led – 0
Points – 12
Joey Coulter drove the No. 22 Husky Liners Chevrolet to a 14th-place finish in Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Kansas Speedway. Coulter started the Husky Liners Silverado from the seventh position and remained in the top 10 for the first 100 laps of the SFP 250. Despite being faced with a tight-handling machine early in the 167-lap race, the Miami Springs, Fla., native drove up to the fifth position. The Harold Holly-led team made a series of air pressure and chassis adjustments throughout the afternoon that improved the truck’s balance. While on pit road for a routine stop on lap 99, the caution flag was displayed for debris on the race track, trapping the Richard Childress Racing driver one lap down to the leader and relegating him to the 23rd position when racing resumed. Armed with ECR power, Coulter drove the No. 22 Silverado through the field but the ensuing long green-flag run kept the team a lap down and denied the 2011 Rookie of the Year the opportunity to challenge the leader. Coulter and the Husky Liners team took the checkered flag in the 14th position and remain 12th in the Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings.
JOEY COULTER QUOTE:
“First, I want to thank Husky Liners for coming on board with us. Harold (Holly, crew chief) and the No. 22 guys gave me an incredible Husky Liners Silverado today. With ECR power under the hood, this was easily a top-five truck. This team did everything right today. The truck was great and they were solid on pit road. The one thing we couldn’t control was our luck, which went down the tubes when that last caution came out while we were on pit road. Unfortunately, our finish didn’t match how strong the Husky Liners Chevrolet was today. One of these races is bound to go our way soon.”