Joey Coulter didn’t have the day he was hoping for last weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park he lost control of his truck in turn eight, making heavy contact with the tire barrier on lap 10. The contact caused damage to the left front nose, radiator and oil cooler. Coulter made it back on track, though finished 26th.
With that said, the driver of the No. 18 Darrell Gwynn Foundation Toyota Tundra is looking for a better run this weekend at Iowa Speedway.
“When people ask me what my favorite track to race on is, I always say Iowa Speedway,” he said in the team preview. “There are a lot of reasons why, but two are more important. One, the race track is the perfect size – it’s just big enough to really carry a lot of speed and give you the sensation of being on a large intermediate track, but at the same time the corners are short and banked enough to give you the feel of a short track. The racing that goes on during an event there is similar to that description as well – we are really going fast but racing as hard as we would and as close as we would if we were racing at Bristol or Martinsville.
“The other main reason that Iowa is my favorite is that the fans that go out to that track are probably some of the most enthusiastic and loyal that I have ever seen. People out there eat, sleep, and breathe all kinds of racing. It is hard not to like a track that has that kind of support from its fans.”
Coulter has also had success at Iowa Speedway, scoring three top 10 finishes in four starts, with his worst finishing being 13th last year.
Coulter is looking to finish off the season well after having a rocky up and down season that has seen a series of inconsistent finishes. So far this year, Coulter only has five top 10s in 14 races.
“Our biggest challenge this year has been consistency in our results,” he commented. “For the most part we have had fast trucks and run up front at one point or another, however, the finishes are not there. Winning the championship this year is going to require top-five finishes for pretty much the rest of the year – the remaining seven races. I think that some consistency in our finishes would turn our season around.”