While most professional racers are content with competing in just one major event on any given weekend, 21-year-old Joey Coulter takes multiple opportunities as a challenge he can’t refuse.
This true-spirited dedication is no more evident in Coulter’s next daunting task, as he enters the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series N.C. Education Lottery 200 on May 18 at Charlotte Motor Speedway and the ARCA Racing Series Menards 200 May 20 at Toledo Speedway. The 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year will compete Friday night for Richard Childress Racing in the No. 22 Darrell Gwynn Foundation Chevy Silverado, where he has one start in 2011.
Shortly after the race concludes Friday night, Coulter along with crew chief Harold Holly will travel the over 600-mile journey to Toledo, Ohio. An ARCA Series staple since joining the tour in 2009, Coulter will compete Sunday in the No. 61 Rip It Energy Fuel, Paramount Chevy Impala SS for Coulter Motorsports. The team will have Hal Martin, a former series competitor with dominating performances on numerous track types, on hand to sub for Coulter, in the event the Charlotte race is delayed or postponed.
While competing at the 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway still may be somewhat new for Coulter, his past experiences at the famed .500-mile Toledo Speedway have gained him short-track valor. In two-years from 2009-2010, Coulter mounted an impressive run of three top fives and four top-10 finishes in only four starts. Twice, the Miami Springs, Fla. native finished in the runner-up position, while the other two runs saw him lose the lead from a blown tire and the famed “bump-and-run” move from a competitor. Coulter also garnered the Menards Pole in September of 2009 and has led 104 laps.
On top of primary sponsorship from a “REAL Great Tasting Energy Drink for REAL People” Rip It Energy Fuel, Coulter Motorsports has partnered with two Ohio-based companies for the Menards 200- Paramount Health Care and Cedar Point amusement park. Joining the team in a major associate role, Paramount offers insurance to both large and small groups, while also catering to Medicare and Medicaid subscribers in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.
“Paramount is proud to be a sponsor of Coulter Motorsports,” said Mark Moser Vice President, Marketing for Paramount. “We look forward to being a part of this great Toledo tradition at Toledo Speedway.”
Racing action from Toledo kicks off Saturday with a round of practice sessions from 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. followed by qualifying at 3:30 p.m. Coulter will take the green flag in the No. 61 Rip It Energy Fuel, Paramount Chevy Impala SS Sunday at 2:00 p.m. (all times Eastern).
Following Sunday’s race, you can find Coulter and his teammate No. 16 Matt Lofton along with their Coulter Motorsports team visiting the 364-acre Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio. The park, with 74 diverse rides including 16 roller coasters always marks a highlight to the trip north among Coulter Motorsports drivers and crew alike.
COULTER ON TOLEDO:
“Toledo Speedway in my eyes is a short-track racers paradise. Ever since my first race there in 2009, I have been totally hooked and wish I had a chance to go back more often. My Coulter Motorsports guys have prepared me another awesome No. 61 Rip It Energy Fuel, Paramount hotrod and I can’t wait for Sunday’s race. I want to thank Paramount and Cedar Point for coming on board for this event I look forward to giving them a great show on Sunday and hanging out at the park (Cedar Point) on Monday.”
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