Wednesday, Nov 29

Joey Coulter Hopes to "Unleash the Beast" on the competition in the Inaugural Truck Series event north of the border

For the second time this season, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) will embark on new territory - making racing history once again - this time north of the border at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (CTMP) in Bowmanville, Canada. The 2.459-mile track marks the series' first visit to a road course in over 13 years - the last time the series raced on anything other than an oval was June 24, 2000 at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International.

Although Coulter has only experienced the 10-turn course through simulation racing and videos - much like a majority of the 30 truck field - the driver of the Monster Energy Toyota Tundra does have an advantage on the field. Since 2009, the Miami Springs, Fla. native has made three starts on a road course in the ARCA Racing Series, including two laps led en route to one top-five and two top-10 finishes. The 23-year-old hopes his knowledge of turning left and right will pay dividends in Sunday's inaugural event.


Heading into this weekend's Truck Series event at CTMP, Coulter is solidly inside the top 10 in points - a position he hasn't been in since April - after finishing a season-high second at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City. In a field mixed with a few road course ringers and mostly road course rookies, the No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) driver hopes to claw into the competition by capitalizing on his road course racing experience to make "Monster" size strides in the points.




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