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Joey Coulter's Excited to Get to Southern National Joey Coulter is eager to put the Tempest Cycles/Darrell Gwynn Foundation Ford No. 02s on the high banks of North Carolina's Southern National Raceway Park July 19 for the USAR Hooters Pro Cup ...

Joey Coulter's Excited to Get to Southern National

Joey Coulter is eager to put the Tempest Cycles/Darrell Gwynn Foundation Ford No. 02s on the high banks of North Carolina's Southern National Raceway Park July 19 for the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Greased Lightning Southern Division's Crane Cams 250.

"It's one of my favorite tracks," said the 18-year-old Florida native. "I've raced my Late Model there and usually finish in the top five. It's the home track of my spotter and driving coach, Randy Renfrow, so I get a lot of input. The team's really excited and looking forward to this race."

One of the reasons the team is excited is the run Coulter had in last week's Hooters Pro Cup Northern Division race at Virginia's Motor Mile Speedway, where Coulter ended the day solidly in the top 10 with a seventh-place finish after qualifying 21st.

"We used Motor Mile as a test for Southern National," Coulter said. "Both tracks have a lot of grip, and lots of banking. We had a strong car in practice, but the track changed before qualifying. In the race my crew chief, Todd Myers, made some great strategy calls to get me back up front; he's good that way. We had a great car at the end, and the crew said it was the best race I've run so far. Everybody's pumped up about going to Southern National."

But Saturday's Southern National Pro Cup race won't be the weekend's first stint behind the wheel for Coulter; Friday night he'll compete in a Limited Late Model at North Carolina's Wake County Speedway.

"The Limited Late Models at Wake County are basically Super Late Models with extra weight," Coulter explained. "It's a quarter-mile track, and it's a lot of fun. I like getting all the seat time I can get, and getting around Wake County with 500 horsepower is going to be a blast."

-credit: joeycoulter.com

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Series Stock car
Drivers Darrell Gwynn , Joey Coulter