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MARTINSVILLE SHUFFLE RELEGATES JOEY COULTER TO 17TH-PLACE FINISH


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MARTINSVILLE SHUFFLE RELEGATES JOEY COULTER TO 17TH-PLACE FINISH

 

 

 

 

 

RIDGEWAY, Va. (March 31, 2014) Joey Coulter, driver of the No. 21 Alamo Rent A Car Chevrolet Silverado for GMS Racing, finished in the 17th position in the Kroger 250 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. Coulter ran competitively inside the top-15 for the majority of the evening before a late restart shuffled the driver into the outside lane.

 

 

 

It was definitely frustrating, said Coulter after the event. It seemed like we could never get the track position we were looking for all race. Our Alamo Rent A Car Chevrolet was decent for most of the day; just fought the truck being loose off the longer the run went under green. Martinsville is a place where you get caught on the top and its all you can do to not wreck. It definitely makes for a frustrating afternoon but my GMS Racing team will head back to the shop and keep working hard.

 

 

 

Rain moved into the area on Saturday, canceling qualifying and postponing the race until after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event on Sunday evening. Coulter started from the 18th position and quickly broke into the top-15 by lap 28. As the second caution was displayed on lap 35, Crew Chief Jeff Stankiewicz called his driver to pit road for four tires, fuel, chassis adjustments, and to remove tape as the water temperature was rising.

 

 

 

Running as high as the 12th position, Coulter continued to pass his competitors while fighting a tight handing condition in the middle of the corner. Stankiewicz radioed his driver back to the attention of his Alamo Rent A Car pit crew on lap 92 for four tires, fuel, and a track bar adjustment. Over the next 100 laps, a long green flag run occurred and Coulters Chevrolet started to become loose off the corner, hindering his forward progress.

 

 

 

In typical short track racing fashion, business on the racetrack began heating up with 50 laps to go. Coulter, with help from spotter Chris Osborne, narrowly made it through two accidents in front of the No. 21 Alamo Rent A Car Chevrolet, and looked to break into the top-10. Unfortunately over the course of two green-white-checkered finishes, Coulter was shuffled out of line into the outside groove and lost valuable track position. Coulter crossed the finish line in 17th-place.

 

 

 

The next event on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule is the SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway on Friday, May 9. The race starts at 8:30PM ET, with live television coverage on FOX Sports 1. The live radio broadcast can also be heard on the Motor Racing Network and Sirius-XM Satellite Radio.

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT ALAMO RENT A CAR: Founded in 1974, Alamo Rent A Car is a value-oriented, internationally recognized brand serving the rental needs of airport leisure travelers. Alamo offers low rental rates and a hassle-free customer experience at the most popular travel destinations throughout the world. In addition, Alamo customers in the U.S. are able to conveniently choose their own vehicles, based upon their advance reservation and requested car class, and then simply drive away from the airport.

 

Alamo is a recognized technology innovator, with the industrys first online check-in system launched in 2005, as well as more than 171 self-service kiosks at 63 U.S. locations. In 2013, the brand introduced the Alamo Deal RetrieverSM feature which scours the web for all valid Alamo deals and coupons, and instantly applies them to a customers reservation. Consumers also can join Alamo Insiders to receive a discount of 10% or better on every rental. Alamo also serves as the official rent a car of Walt Disney World® Resort and Disneyland® Resort. Alamo is owned and operated by St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings. For more information about Alamo, visit www.alamo.com or www.facebook.com/AlamoRentACar.

 

 

 

ABOUT GMS RACING, LLC: GMS Racing, formerly known as Gallagher Motorsports, competes full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards with drivers Joey Coulter, Spencer Gallagher and Max Gresham. Formerly based out of Las Vegas, Nevada, home of Allegiant Travel, GMS Racing is now housed in a state of the art 32,000-square-foot shop in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

 

 

-GMS-

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