Richard Childress Racing
May 22, 2012
Joey Coulter Event Preview: History 300
"I do know that the Nationwide Series cars have a lot less drag than a truck, so the corner entry speeds should be a lot faster."
Event Preview Fact Sheet
No. 21 Sherwin Williams Chevrolet
May 26, 2012
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Race Notes and Quotes:
This Week's Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet at Charlotte Motor Speedway ... Joey Coulter will pilot Chassis No. 110 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Nationwide Series stable in this weekend's History 300. This is a brand new RCR racer that will be put through its first competitive laps this weekend.
Milestone Marker ... The 21-year-old RCR driver will make his first Nationwide Series start this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Coulter tested a Nationwide Series car earlier this season at Nashville Superspeedway, but he will make his first competitive circuits at the 1.5-mile track on Saturday afternoon in the 200-lap event.
A Bit of a Change … Coulter will sport a new look this weekend as RCR welcomes Sherwin Williams as the primary sponsor on the No. 21 Chevrolet for the History 300. Sherwin Williams is based in Cleveland, Ohio, and has been a continuing partner of the Welcome, N.C.-based organization since 2000. Founded in 1866 by Henry and Edward Williams, Sherwin Williams has grown to be the largest producer of paints and coatings in the United States. The Ohio supplier is among the world’s largest paint producers in the world with stores in North America, South America, Central America, Caribbean, Asia/Pacific and Europe.
A Team Effort … Coulter’s 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series No. 22 team will serve as pit crew this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway in his Nationwide Series debut. His veteran crew chief Harold Holly brings his vast knowledge of NASCAR racing with him as he served as a crew chief in all of NASCAR’s top touring division working with drivers Jeff Green, Bobby Hamilton Jr and Alan Kulwicki. In Holly’s Nationwide Series career, he coached drivers to one driver championship, 13 wins, 11 pole awards, 56 top-five and 72 top-10 finishes.
Tar Heel State Stats … Although Coulter has yet to make any competitive laps during a Nationwide Series race, he has two previous starts at the Concord, N.C.-based facility in the Camping World Truck Series. Coulter earned his best starting position of third last weekend in the N.C. Education Lottery 200, as well as his best finishing position of seventh. In those two appearances, the Miami Springs, Fla., native holds a 13th-place average starting position combined with an 11.5 average finishing position, completing all of the contested laps at the 1.5-mile track.
Meet the Driver … Coulter is scheduled to participate in an autograph session at Childress Vineyards on May 25 beginning at 3:30 p.m. Coulter will sign autographs with fellow RCR Truck Series teammates Ty Dillon and Brendan Gaughan at the 2012 FAN DAY co-hosted by RCR and Childress Vineyards. Following the autograph sessions, fans in attendance will have the opportunity to play cornhole with the 2011 Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year.
JOEY COULTER QUOTES:
You’ve raced at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Camping World Truck Series, but this is the first time you’ll be racing there in the Nationwide Series. What are your thoughts about making your debut at Charlotte?
“I’m really excited about running my first Nationwide Series race with RCR and can’t wait to get to the track and practice. I’m glad that we raced at Charlotte (Motor Speedway) last week in the Camping World Truck Series. I think it will help me with the preferred line and what to expect from the racing surface. I’m honored to have Sherwin Williams as the sponsor on the No. 21 Chevrolet.”
What is the biggest driving difference between a Camping World Truck Series truck and a Nationwide Series car?
“I’ve only tested a Nationwide Series car once before, so it’s hard for me to say what the biggest difference is between the two vehicles right now. I do know that the Nationwide Series cars have a lot less drag than a truck, so the corner entry speeds should be a lot faster.”