After a dismal weekend north of the border, Joey Coulter would like nothing more than to rebound from last Sunday's 26th-place finish in the Inaugural Truck Series event at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and harvest another solid finish at Iowa Speedway in Newton - a track he considers his favorite.
It's been a mere 58 days since the Truck Series last raced in the cornfields of Central Iowa and as one of only three tracks the series visits more than once on the schedule, Coulter and the No. 18 team are looking forward to the repeat event. In the team's last visit to the 7/8-mile tri-oval, Coulter finished ninth after running as high as fourth to score one of his five top-10 finishes of 2013. In fact following the July race at Iowa Speedway, Coulter went on to capture two of his three top-five finishes, at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio (4th) and Pocono (Pa.) Raceway (4th).
The Miami Springs, Fla. native also gained valuable points in the 2013 driver point standings preceding Iowa. In a three race span from Iowa (7/13/13) to Pocono (8/3/13), Coulter was tied with Timothy Peters for the most points gained with 116. Matt Crafton our current series point leader only gained 110 points, while second-place James Buescher gained a mere 90 points and third-place Ty Dillon totaled 82 points. Currently, Coulter is 12th in the championship point standings and a mere nine points separate four driver's from a spot comfortably inside the top 10.
Another solid run at Iowa this weekend will give Coulter and the No. 18 KBM team the boost they need to secure a position inside the top-10 in points with only eight races to go before the fields are plowed over and the 2013 NCWTS season comes to an end.