Richard Childress Racing
July 31, 2012
Joey Coulter Event Preview: Pocono Mountains 125
"I think the more experience you get there the more you are able to learn. After finishing top 10 last year, I'm confident the (No.) 22 team can get it done again."
Event Preview Fact Sheet
No. 22 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
Pocono Mountains 125 - August 4, 2012
Pocono Raceway - Long Pond, Pa.
Race Notes and Quotes:
This Week's Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet at Pocono Raceway ... Joey Coulter will pilot Chassis No. 022 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in Saturday afternoon's Pocono Mountains 125. This chassis has been utilized twice by Coulter; including the 2011 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a fifth-place finish and earlier this season in April at Kansas Speedway.
Last Time in Pocono ... In Coulter's Camping World Truck Series debut at Pocono Raceway in 2011, the Harold Holly-led crew used pit strategy to their advantage on their way to a sixth-place finish at the 2.5-mile "Tricky Triangle."
Coulter in the Pocono Mountains ... Although Coulter only has one previous start in the Camping World Truck Series at the three-turn facility in which he posted a top-10 finish, he has amassed four starts in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. In those four appearances, he holds an average starting position of eighth and an average finishing position of 13.2.
Ten Races In ... According to NASCAR's Season-to-Date Loop Data statistics, Coulter is the Fastest Driver Early in a Run and leads all drivers with the Fastest Speed in Traffic. He is third in Quality Passes with 363 and sixth in Green Flag Speed.
Get to the Points ... Coulter remains eighth in the Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings. He is 73 markers behind leader Timothy Peters.
Rewind: Chicagoland Speedway ... After starting the American Ethanol 225 at Chicagoland Speedway from the outside pole, Coulter was involved in a late-race incident, causing the 2011 Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year to battle back for a 15th-place finish.
Meet Coulter ... Coulter is scheduled to appear at the Camping World Truck Series driver autograph session on Friday, August 3 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time. Following this session, Coulter will participate in a Q&A session at the Team Chevy stage with RCR teammates Ty Dillon and Tim George Jr. at 2:30 p.m. E.T.
Hanging with the Eagles ... Prior to enjoying a weekend off, Coulter joined fellow Camping World Truck Series driver Nelson Piquet Jr. and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin in the greater Pocono region last week. After visiting with children at the Lehigh Valley Children's Hospital, the trio traveled to Lehigh University to participate in drills with the Philadelphia Eagles at their preseason NFL training camp.
JOEY COULTER QUOTE:
What are your thoughts heading into this weekend's race at Pocono Raceway?
"I have a lot of fun racing at Pocono (Raceway). It's definitely a very different track compared to the others on the schedule. I think the more experience you get there the more you are able to learn. After finishing top 10 last year, I'm confident the (No.) 22 team can get it done again."