Last year, Joey Coulter made the move from Richard Childress Racing to Kyle Busch Motorsports, in hopes to win races and possibly a championship.
However, the year didn’t go as planned as the season was plagued by bad luck, resulting in Coulter finishing 15th in points with three top fives and five top 10 finishes.
“We’ve had a lot of speed,” he said earlier this year in September. “We’ve been pretty happy with how our Tundra has been running, just haven’t had the luck to go along with it. A lot of blown tires, just things that you get into those situations where you feel you can’t do anything right. The bright side is we have fast trucks when we don’t have bad luck.”
As a result of a lack of funding at KBM and Kyle Busch shrinking the team, Joey Coulter was let go at season’s end.
All is not lost for the Miami Springs, Florida native as he has landed a ride for 2014 and will drive for Maurice Gallagher in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
“It’s not a deal until its signed sealed and delivered,” Coulter told Dave Moody earlier this month, “but we’re getting close.”
Gallagher, who owns Allegiant Air, a low-cost airline just outside Las Vegas, fielded cars last year for son Spencer Gallagher in the ARCA Racing Series, is looking to step his game up for next season. He entered Gallagher into five Camping World Truck Series races last year, with Gallagher failing to qualifying for two and scoring a 20th finish at Texas for his highest finish of the season.
Per Moody’s “The Godfather’s Blog”, Gallagher will field the trucks out of the Coulter Motorsports shops in North Carolina. Coulter Motorsports has been fielding cars in the ARCA Serier. Coulter will run the full 2014 Truck Series schedule with Allegiant Air on the quarter panels of the truck while Maurice’s son Spencer will run the full ARCA schedule, as well as select truck races. Jeff Stankiewicz will reportedly serve as crew chief for Coulter.
It was also announced during Richard Childress Racing’s press conference about Austin Dillon’s 2014 plans that RCR has sold their truck series equipment to Gallagher Motorsports as they will not be running trucks in 2014. When Coulter was at Richard Childress Racing in their equipment with Harold Holly on the pit box, he scored a win at Pocono, 13 top fives and 28 top 10s in those 47 starts.