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Joey Coulter Scores Top-10 Finish at Chicagoland Speedway




Joey Coulter drove GMS Racing's No. 21 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet Silverado to an eighth-place finish in the Lucas Oil 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday evening. Rain canceled qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Friday at Chicagoland Speedway, so the starting lineup was based on the NASCAR rule book, combining speeds from Thursday's two practice sessions. After rain played havoc at the Joliet, Ill. facility which delayed the race by a day, Coulter started the event from the 11th position, and fought changing track conditions throughout the 150-lap race. On Lap 10, he reported that he was looking for rear grip everywhere on the 1.5-mile track. When the yellow flag was displayed on Lap 30 for a competition caution, crew chief Jeff Stankiewicz called Coulter to pit road for two right-side tires, fuel and a track bar adjustment. The Miami Springs, Fla., native restarted the race on Lap 35 from the sixth position. By Lap 50 Coulter was in the 11th-place. He made his second pit stop of the event during a caution period on Lap 63 for four tires, fuel and adjustments to improve a free-handling condition. By the races halfway mark, Coulter was 10th. While pitting for routine service under green-flag conditions on Lap 111 for four ties, fuel and an adjustment, Coulter was caught on pit road when the yellow flag flew on Lap 113 as the field was cycling through green flag-pit stops. The 24-year-old restarted in 10th-postion on Lap 118. During the closing laps, Coulter battled his way to the eighth position, where he finished the race and marking off his first top-10 at Chicagoland Speedway in four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at the track. The finish helped Coulter gain valuable points in the championship driver point standings, and he is now in the sixth position.




Start - 11 Finish - 8 Laps Led - 0




Joey Coulter Quote:


It was definitely a pretty wild race for our GMS Racing team. We started off just way, way loose and lost a bunch of track position. We came in, took two at first, then we got a little bit of track position back and still just stayed really loose. So we had to take a really big swing at it and we got the No. 21 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet Silverado really good there at the end.




It was a pretty solid night for our Allegiant Travel Chevrolet team. We just have to keep putting them (races) together. Weve got to get closer to the top-five every week and we need to knock out a win here before the season is over.




Grant Enfinger Finishes Fourth at Salem Speedway




A single yellow flag can do amazing things to change the complexity of a race. For Grant Enfinger and GMS Racing, that one caution flag may have been the crucial cog needed to secure fourth in Saturdays Federated Car Care Fall Classic 200 presented by JayC Food Stores at Salem Speedway. The Fairhope, Ala. driver started fifth but immediately noted a free-handling condition. By Lap 50 Enfinger had maintained his position. As cars began sliding around the high banks of the .555-mile track, Enfinger advanced to fourth by Lap 102. The team's long green-flag run saw the 29-year-old move to second place by Lap 133. Varying pit strategies were put into motion by the competition as green-flag pit stops began. The chance to pit and fine tune the No. 90 Motor Honey/Casite, Allegiant Travel Chevrolet happened on Lap 140 under green-flag conditions when crew chief Ryan Pickle London called his driver onto pit road for four tires with an air pressure adjustment, fuel and a track bar adjustment. It was not until Lap 144 of the 200 lap race did the 29-car field see the first and only caution flag displayed. After the changes, the car's handling was much improved. Under caution on Lap 150 Enfinger had worked his way back into the top-five. He whipped his blue Chevrolet to the inside of a three-wide battle in the closing laps to regain some of the laps he lost early on sailing past his competitors. He was diligent as he continued to climb through the field; Enfinger was able to get to within one lap down before he crossed the finish line at the end. The finish marks Enfingers 11th top-five result in 18 ARCA Racing Series starts this season.




Start - 5 Finish - 4 Laps Led - 0




Grant Enfinger Quote:


This was one of those races where we needed a caution. That hasn't happened to our GMS Racing No. 90 team much, because normally were having the type of race where we didn't want a caution. Today, we did. Our No. 90 Chevrolet started out the race a little too free. Once we had a pit stop, Pickle (crew chief Ryan London) made the car good enough to contend for the win, but we had lost too much track position at that point.




GMS Racing gave me another great Motor Honey/Casite, Allegiant Travel Chevrolet. I am proud of everyone persevering to bring home a fourth-place finish.
















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About GMS Racing, LLC:


GMS Racing, LLC, formerly known as Gallagher Motorsports, is currently fielding multiple teams in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) as well as in the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) Racing Series with drivers Joey Coulter, Grant Enfinger, Spencer Gallagher, and Max Gresham. With Chevrolet support, GMS Racing operates out of a 32,000 square-foot state-of-the art facility located in Charlotte, N.C. For more information on GMS Racing, visit GMSRacing.net.

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