Richard Childress Racing
August 21, 2012
Joey Coulter Event Preview: UNOH 200
"It should be an exciting race and we will hopefully leave Bristol (Motor Speedway) with another solid finish as we fight for the championship."
Event Preview Fact Sheet
No. 22 Steak-umm Chevrolet
August 22, 2012
Bristol Motor Speedway
Race Notes and Quotes:
This Week’s Steak-umm Chevrolet at Bristol Motor Speedway … Joey Coulter will pilot Chassis No. 009 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in Wednesday night’s UNOH 200. Coulter drove this chassis to a top-10 finish in April at Rockingham Speedway. It was utilized seven times by Coulter during the 2011 season, in which he collected four top-10 results.
Coulter in Tennessee … Coulter has one previous start at the 0.533-mile short track in the Camping World Truck Series. During his lone appearance in August 2011, Coulter finished sixth posting his eighth top-10 finish of the season.
Last Time in Bristol … Coulter showed the strength of his No. 22 RCR Chevrolet by finishing sixth in the 2012 event. His Silverado proved to handle well during the entirety of the race as Coulter completed 197 of the 200 laps contested in the top-15 at the Bristol, Tenn.-based facility en route to the top-10 finish.
Twelve Races In … With 12 races complete in the 2012 season, Coulter has collected one win, one pole award, two top-five and seven top-10 results. He holds an average starting position of 8.8 along with an average finishing position of 10.6.
Get to the Points … With his seventh top-10 finish of the 2012 season at Michigan International Speedway last week, Coulter remains seventh in the Camping World Truck Series driver championship point standings, 43 points behind the leaders.
Rewind: Michigan International Speedway … Coulter earned his career-first Camping World Truck Series pole award at the two-mile, Brooklyn, Mich.-based facility. The 22-year-old fought through an ill-handling racer for most of the 100-lap event; ultimately taking the checkered flag in the seventh position.
Shooting for a Cause … Before heading to Bristol Motor Speedway for the UNOH 200, Coulter is scheduled to compete in a Speedway Children’s Charities Shooting Stars Tournament presented by the National Rifle Association at Shooters Edge in Piney Flats, Tenn. on Tuesday, August 21 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time. Participants are placed on four-person teams and will have the opportunity to shoot with Coulter. All proceeds from the participants are donated to the Speedway Children’s Charities.
JOEY COULTER QUOTES:
What are your thoughts heading into the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway?
“I’m ready to keep building on the momentum that the No. 22 team has had for the past two weeks. We have accomplished a lot of our goals including our first win (at Pocono Raceway) and our first pole (award) last weekend at Michigan (International Speedway). It should be an exciting race and we will hopefully leave Bristol (Motor Speedway) with another solid finish as we fight for the championship.”
Does the short week leading up to Bristol Motor Speedway change your preparation?
“Not really, if anything the short week makes me even more excited to go racing. This season we have dealt with multi-week gaps between races and I’m excited to be able to have two races that are back-to-back.”