Richard Childress Racing
July 10, 2012
Joey Coulter Event Preview: American Ethanol 200
"I always enjoy racing at Iowa (Speedway); it is one of my favorite tracks. The fans are always awesome and the track brings in a large crowd."
Event Preview Fact Sheet
No. 22 American Ethanol Chevrolet
American Ethanol 200 - July 14, 2012
Iowa Speedway - Newton, Iowa
Race Notes and Quotes:
This Week’s American Ethanol Chevrolet at Iowa Speedway … Joey Coulter will pilot chassis No. 020 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in Saturday night’s American Ethanol 200. This chassis was utilized by Coulter three times in the 2011 season at Michigan International Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway and at Iowa Speedway, where Coulter earned a top-five finish.
Coulter in the Hawkeye State … Coulter has one previous start at the 0.875-mile facility in the Camping World Truck Series. After qualifying second for the 2011 Coca-Cola 200, Coulter finished the 200-lap event in the fifth position. Coulter has two starts at the Newton, Iowa-based track in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, with his best finish of fifth in 2009.
New Look … For the first time in 2012, the No. 22 entry for Richard Childress Racing will sport the black and green colors of sponsor American Ethanol. American Ethanol, a renewable source of cleaner burning energy from the bounty of America's farmers, helps create new green jobs and a renewed sense of pride for the American worker, while helping to achieve greater energy security for our country. Led by Growth Energy, more than 100 different entities, from farmers and state corn growing boards to ethanol producers and biotech companies, are working with NASCAR to introduce a cleaner-burning fuel to America. The partnership with American Ethanol takes NASCAR's environmental commitment to the next level.
Eight Races In … According to NASCAR’s Season-to-Date Loop Data Statistics, Coulter currently leads all competitors in Fastest Speed in Traffic. He sits second in Fastest Drivers Early in Run, third in Quality Passes (297) and fourth in Fastest Drivers Late in Run.
Rewind: Kentucky … Coulter drove the No. 22 Steak-umm Chevrolet to a seventh-place finish in the UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway. After starting the event from the 16th position, the Miami Springs, Fla.-native battled a lack of grip in his Silverado and depended on crew chief Harold Holly to make adjustments over several pit stops. Ultimately, Coulter claimed his fourth top-ten finish of the 2012 season and moved up one position in the Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings.
Get to the Points … After recording his fourth top-10 finish of the 2012 season at Kentucky Speedway last month, Coulter improved one position, to seventh in the Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings. He is 50 points behind leader Timothy Peters.
Meet Coulter ... Coulter is scheduled to participate in the Camping World Truck Series autograph session at 2:15 p.m. CT on Saturday, July 14. Coulter will join RCR teammates Ty Dillon and Tim George Jr. for a Q&A session at the Team Chevy Stage that same afternoon at 3:30 p.m. CT.
JOEY COULTER QUOTE:
What are your thoughts heading into the American Ethanol 200 at Iowa Speedway on Saturday night?
“I always enjoy racing at Iowa (Speedway); it’s one of my favorite tracks. The fans are always awesome and the track brings in a large crowd. With the momentum the No. 22 team has gained, and the progress we’ve made this season, I’m looking forward to racing for another top-five finish Saturday night.”