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Joey Coulter joins GMS Racing for '14 season

January 13, 2014, Staff report,

Coulter, 23, finished 15th in Truck Series for KBM in 2013

Joey Coulter has joined GMS Racing and will drive the team's entry full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2014.

It will be the third team for which Coulter has driven as the 23-year-old enters his fourth consecutive year in the series.


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"I can't wait to get this season started," Coulter said in a team release. "The GMS Racing guys have been putting in a lot of hard work the past few weeks to get us prepared for this year and I truly believe we can compete for the championship. That is our goal and we expect to be in the hunt all season."

Coulter drove for Richard Childress Racing in 2011 and 2012, and Kyle Busch Motorsports last year. His career-best finish of third in the final standings came in 2012.

GMS Racing enters a technical alliance with Richard Childress Racing this year and will drive Chevrolets with Earnhardt-Childress Racing engines.

In two years driving Chevrolets for RCR, Coulter had one win (Pocono), 13 top-fives and 28 top-10s in 47 starts. He slipped to 15th in the final standings last season with KBM.

Jeff Stankiewicz will serve as the crew chief for the program, which will announce its truck number and sponsorship at a later date -- Coulter is testing the No. 21 at Daytona for Preseason Thunder.

Stankiewicz has called 42 races in the Truck Series and 16 races in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. His previous stint as a full-time crew chief was in 2011 with Parker Kligerman.

"GMS Racing is proud to have Joey driving one of our Chevrolet Silverados this season," said Nic Moncher, team manager. "He has become a proven talent week in and week out and we believe under the guidance of Jeff, the duo will become a dynamic threat on and off the track. The alliances GMS Racing has formed with Chevrolet and RCR along with Joey's driving ability will only help solidify our presence at the track each week."


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