"No Limits" for Coulter at Texas

They are laying it all on the line in hopes of bringing home the iconic trophy - a cowboy hat

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (October 29, 2013) - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth (TMS), known as the "No Limit's Wild Asphalt Circus," is the host of the 32nd Annual WinStar World Casino 350. The fast mile-and-a-half track is not only home to the Toyota Tundra, but home to the 20th race on the 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) schedule. With nothing to lose, Coulter and the No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports team head to the "Lone Star State" with "No Limits," they are laying it all on the line in hopes of bringing home the iconic trophy - a cowboy hat.

Joey Coulter
Joey Coulter

Photo by: Philippe Champoux

Coulter entered the spring race at TMS with the highest average finish (5.2) of any driver in the field and was also the only driver to finish in the top 10 in each of the last four races. After qualifying 11th and running as high as sixth, the Miami Springs, Fla. native had high hopes of roping in another solid finish at the 1.5-mile track. However, a cut left rear tire just 54 laps into the WinStar World Casino 400 would send the No. 18 Toyota Tundra hard into the Turn 3 wall, causing extensive damage to the left rear. The crew would spend 89 laps in the garage making repairs to the Darrell Gwynn Foundation machine before getting back out with 24 laps remaining in the 167-lap event. The unfortunate event would relegate the third year driver to a 25th-place finish.

With a determined team behind him and all the horsepower underneath him, Coulter hopes to get back on the saddle and lasso in his first win of the 2013 season under the lights in Friday night's Truck Series event.

Joey Coulter, Driver of the No. 18 Darrell Gwynn Foundation Toyota Tundra: What is it about Texas that seems to suit your driving style? "Texas is a high speed, high-momentum race track that develops multiple racing grooves over the course of the night. It's getting worn out and therefore, the grip level is down, which makes for good racing. It's got some pretty good bumps in it, which give it a lot of character. Texas is a track I've have always enjoyed racing at, with it's multiple grooves it allows for a lot of passing which makes the racing that much more exciting."

How are you approaching the remainder of the 2013 season? "Texas, Phoenix and Homestead have all been really strong tracks for me in the past, so I'm looking forward to finishing out this season strong. We aren't in the point's battle, so my main goal each weekend is just to win - we have nothing to lose. Some teams that are worried about points may be conservative, but we have one goal when we unload the next three weeks and that's do whatever it takes to bring home the trophy."

Harold Holly, Crew chief of the No. 18 Darrell Gwynn Foundation Toyota Tundra: What does it take to have a fast Tundra at Texas? "Unlike the schedule in the spring, we are able to practice Thursday night for Friday night's race. Therefore, the track conditions should be pretty similar in practice to what we see in the race. In the spring you have to adjust your truck during the day for what you expect the conditions to be during the race. At Texas, you have to have a good balance of speed and handling, so you can run wide open. I believe the driver who can go the longest into a run without lifting is going to be the guy to beat."

Joey Coulter's No. 18 Darrell Gwynn Foundation Toyota Tundra: Chassis KBM14: Coulter will pilot chassis KBM14 in this weekend's Winstar World Casino 350 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth on Friday night. This Tundra was built new for the 2013 NCWTS season and has made three starts to date, including the No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports team's season-best finish of second at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City.

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