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2014 Kentucky: GMS Racing NASCAR Truck Race Preview
Posted by: newsla on Jun 25, 2014 - 07:33 AM
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2014 Kentucky: GMS Racing NASCAR Truck Race Preview


GMS Racing's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at Kentucky Speedway ... This weekend will mark GMS Racing's first start at the Sparta, Ky., facility.

 

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GMS Racing's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History ... Since entering the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2013, the Charlotte, N.C.-based organization has logged 13 starts, earning one top-five finish, two top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 18.7 and an average finishing position of 20.4.

"My Old Kentucky Home" ... Crew chief of the No. 21 Chevrolet Silverado, Jeff Stankiewicz, hails from Clarksville,Ind., and was born in Louisville. Stankiewicz started his career with Frank Kimmel Racing. He won six Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) Racing Series championships with Kimmel and a NASCAR Nationwide Series title with Kevin Harvick at Richard Childress Racing (RCR).

Follow GMS Racing, LLC on Social Media ... To keep up-to-date with the latest news, information and exclusive content, visit GMS Racing's Twitter page - @GMSRacingLLC and Facebook page - www.facebook.com/GMSRACINGLLC. Also, follow the GMS Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers on their personal Twitter pages - @joeycoulter and @MaxGresham, and "Like" Joey Coulter on his official Facebook page at Facebook.com/JoeyCoulter4 and Max Gresham on his official Facebook page, Max Gresham's Fan Page.

Catch the Action ... The UNOH 225 will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 on Thursday, June 26, starting with the pre-race show at 7:30 p.m. ET. It will also be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the eighth event on the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air live Thursday at 4:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.

Joey Coulter

No. 21 Allegiant Travel / Vertx Chevrolet Silverado

This Week's GMS Racing's Chevrolet Silverado at Kentucky Speedway ... Joey Coulter will pilot Chassis No. 028 in the UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway. This Chevrolet Silverado made its first paces with the Stankiewicz-led team this season at Dover International Speedway, finishing in fifth-place. Prior to being in the GMS Racing fleet, Chassis No. 028 spent time at Richard Childress Racing with Brendan Gaughan.

Kentucky Derby Not the Only Race in Town ... Although this weekend marks Coulter's first Kentucky Speedway appearance with GMS Racing, the Miami Springs, Fla., driver has made five other NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at the 1.5-mile tri-oval. He earned a career-best fourth-place finish at the track in September 2012. He has earned one pole award, one top-five finish, and three top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 7.4 and an average finishing position of 9.4.

Come Fly with Me ... The No. 21 Chevrolet Silverado team will sport the black, blue and yellow colors this weekend at Kentucky Speedway, with Allegiant Travel adorning the hood and quarter panels. With low-low fares, nonstop, all-jet service and premier travel partners, Allegiant provides a complete travel experience with great value and without all the hassle.

Travel is Our Deal ... Where does Allegiant fly? Local Allegiant destinations from Kentucky Speedway include: Cincinnati, Ohio (CVG) (39 miles) to Orlando / Sanford, Fla. (SFB), Punta Gorda, Fla. (PGD), Tampa Bay Area, Fla. (PIE), and Myrtle Beach, S.C. (MYR) or Lexington, Ky. (LEX) (62 miles) to Orlando / Sanford, Fla. (SFB), Punta Gorda, Fla. (PGD), Tampa Bay Area, Fla. (PIE), Myrtle Beach, S.C. (MYR) and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (FLL).

Outfitting of a Warrior ... Vertx, a leader in tactical and outdoor apparel, is an associate sponsor on this week's No. 21 Chevrolet. Featured on the deck lid, Vertx is the official tactical clothing supplier of GMS Racing. Vertx is the tactical brand and innovation channel of Fechheimer, a Berkshire Hathaway company, and delivers the best in apparel and accessories, from durable yet comfortable pants to feature-rich every day carry bags and packs.

Joey Coulter Quote:

"Kentucky Speedway is a really high speed track with a lot of character that usually produces good racing, especially for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. All of the bumps around the track put a lot of pressure on mechanical grip while still needing a great aero-package for the high speed corners. Based on our team improvements on the past few 1.5-mile tracks, I think Kentucky is going to be a good race for our Allegiant Travel / Vertex Chevrolet."

Max Gresham

No. 23 AmWINS Group Inc. Chevrolet Silverado

This Week's GMS Racing's Chevrolet Silverado at Kentucky Speedway ... Max Gresham will pilot Chassis No. 020 in the UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway. Gresham last drove this Ryan "Pickle" London -prepared Chevrolet Silverado to a 31st-place finish due to a mechanical issue, after qualifying 12th, at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 16. The GMS Racing team tested their AmWINS Group Inc. Chevrolet Silverado twice - at Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway. Prior to being in the GMS Racing fleet, Chassis No. 020 spent time at Richard Childress Racing with Brendan Gaughan.

Second Start ... Kentucky Speedway will mark Gresham's second start of the 2014 season with GMS Racing. Gresham will compete in five events in the No. 23 AmWINS Group Inc. Chevrolet Silverado, including events at Bristol Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, and at Texas Motor Speedway.

May the Fourth be with You ... Thursday will mark Gresham's fourth career start at the Kentucky Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. With Sharp-Gallaher Racing, Gresham started a career-best qualifying effort of ninth and a career-best finish of 23rd-place at the Sparta, Ky., facility in September 2012. The Milner, Ga., native finished 31st last year after an early race incident.

Grassroots in the Bluegrass State ... In 2006 Gresham had five INEX U.S. Legend Cars International starts at Kentucky Speedway. The previous year he had three Bandolero starts at the track.

Kentucky Wildcats ... Gresham's sister, Haley Gresham, graduated from the University of Kentucky, located in Lexington.

Max Gresham Quote:

"I am happy to be back in a GMS Racing truck this weekend at Kentucky Speedway. Kentucky has been an alright track for me in the past. We want to make the best out of the few starts we have running this limited schedule this year."

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