Richard Childress Racing
August 14, 2012
Joey Coulter Preview: VFW 200
"I'm really excited for Michigan (International Speedway). It's one of my favorite tracks and we have always run pretty well there."
Event Preview Fact Sheet
No. 22 Rip It Energy Chevrolet
VFW 200 - August 18. 2012
Michigan International Speedway - Brooklyn, Mich.
Race Notes and Quotes:
This Week's Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet a Michigan International Speedway ... Joey Coulter will pilot Chassis No. 022 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in Saturday afternoon's VFW 200. This truck was last utilized at Pocono Raceway where Coulter earned his career-first Camping World Truck Series victory.
Coulter in the Irish Hills ... Coulter has one previous start at the two-mile facility in the Camping World Truck Series where he posted an 18th-place finish in 2011. He has also made four ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards starts at Michigan International Speedway, collecting on pole award and four top-10 finishes.
Last Time Around: Michigan ... Coulter and the No. 22 RCR entry fell victim to on-track incidents at the Brooklyn, Mich.-based facility in August 2011. After battling back from an early spin and a blown tire in the closing laps, the 22-year-old driver settled for an 18th-place finish.
11 Races In ... According to NASCAR's Season-to-Date Loop Data Statistics, Coulter leads all driver in the following categories: Fastest Drivers Early in a Run and Fastest Speed in Traffic. He ranks third in Quality Passes with 383 passes and fourth amongst all drivers in Green Flag Speed.
Get to the Points ... At the halfway point of the 2012 season, Coulter sits seventh in the Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings, 49 markers behind the leader.
Winner, Winner ... Coulter captured his career-first Camping World Truck Series victory in the Pocono Mountains 125 at Pocono Raceway on Saturday, August 4. Going three-wide on the final restart, Coulter powered past the leaders and pulled away from the field on his way to the checkered flag.
Meet Coulter ... Coulter is scheduled to join RCR teammates Ty Dillon and Tim George Jr. at the Team Chevy stage for a fan question-and-answer session on Friday, August 17 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time.
JOEY COULTER QUOTE:
Now that you have had a week, reflect on the importance of your win at Pocono Raceway.
"I feel like the monkey is off my back, and I'm ready to go get the next win. Everyone said once you win the first race, the next ones are easier. I'm ready to make a charge for the championship by collecting a couple more wins."
What are your thoughts heading into the race at Michigan International Speedway?
"I'm really excited for Michigan (International Speedway). It's one of my favorite tracks and we have always run pretty well there. The whole team is ready to ride this wave of momentum. Harold (Holly, crew chief) is pretty excited about this package we've stumbled upon so we're going to see how it works this weekend."