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2014 Iowa: GMS Racing NASCAR Truck Race Preview
Posted by: newsla on Jul 08, 2014 - 04:14 PM
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2014 Iowa: GMS Racing NASCAR Truck Race Preview
GMS Racing's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at Iowa Speedway ... This weekend will mark GMS Racing's first start at the Newton, Iowa, facility.

 

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GMS Racing's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History ... Since entering the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) in 2013, the Charlotte, N.C.-based organization has logged 15 starts, earning one top-five finish, and two top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 17.7 and an average finishing position of 19.2.

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 @23SpeedRacer, and "Like" Joey Coulter on his official Facebook page at Facebook.com/JoeyCoulter4 and Spencer Gallagher on his official Facebook page, SpencerMGallagher.

Meet GMS Racing Drivers … Joey Coulter and Spencer Gallagher are scheduled to participate in an autograph session with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Friday, July 11, from 1:15-2:00 p.m. at Iowa Speedway, where they will sign autographs on the concourse under the Turn 4 grandstands. Fans can also visit the Team Chevy Racing display in the fan midway area for a question and answer session with Coulter and Gallagher on Friday from 2:15-2:45 p.m. CT.

Catch the Action ... The American Ethanol 200 will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 on Friday, July 11, starting with the pre-race show at 8:00 p.m. ET. It will also be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the ninth event on the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air Friday at 7:00 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.

Joey Coulter

No. 21 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet Silverado

This Week's GMS Racing’s Chevrolet Silverado at Iowa Speedway ... Joey Coulter will pilot Chassis No. 021 "Slim Shady" in the American Ethanol 200 at Iowa Speedway. This Chevrolet Silverado made its first paces with the Jeff Stankiewicz-led team this season at Martinsville Speedway, finishing in 17th-place. Prior to being in the GMS Racing fleet, Chassis No. 021 spent time at Richard Childress Racing (RCR).

Coulter in the Hawkeye State ... Although this weekend marks Coulter's first Iowa Speedway appearance with GMS Racing, the Miami Springs, Fla., driver has made five other NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at the 7/8-mile tri-oval track. He earned a career-best fifth-place finish at the track in July 2011, and has also earned one top-five finish, and three top-10 finishes. He has rated an average starting position of 10.8 and an average finishing position of 12.0 at the track. Coulter is currently ranked third in green flag passes with 195 among NCWTS drivers.

In addition, Coulter has two starts in the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) Racing Series and two starts in the X-1R Pro Cup Series at the track.

Come Fly with Me ... The No. 21 Chevrolet Silverado team will sport a new paint scheme with the white, blue and orange colors this weekend at Iowa Speedway, with Allegiant Travel adorning the hood and quarter panels. The inspiration for the paint scheme was to mimic the Allegiant fleet. With low-low fares, nonstop, all-jet service and premier travel partners, Allegiant provides a complete travel experience with great value without all the hassle.

Travel is Our Deal … Where does Allegiant fly? Local Allegiant destinations from Iowa Speedway include: Des Moines, Iowa (43 miles) to Orlando / Sanford, Fla. (SFB), Tampa Bay Area, Fla. (PIE), Punta Gorda, Fla. (PGD), Las Vegas, Nev. (LAS) and Los Angeles, Calif. (LAX) or Cedar Rapids, Iowa (82 miles) to Orlando / Sanford, Fla. (SFB), Tampa Bay Area, Fla. (PIE), Punta Gorda, Fla. (PGD), Las Vegas, Nev. (LAS), Los Angeles, Calif. (LAX) and Phoenix / Mesa, Ariz. (AZA).

In the Rearview Mirror: Kentucky Speedway ... After competing in the top ten for the majority of the UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway on June 26, Joey Coulter drove the GMS Racing No. 21 Allegiant Travel / Vertx Chevrolet Silverado to a 12th-place finish at the 1.5-mile speedway.

Joey Coulter Quote:

"Iowa Speedway is my favorite track on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule for sure. The track has multiple racing grooves and has enough grip to race side-by-side all night long. I am really feeling good about the progress we have made over the past few weeks at GMS Racing. The trucks are getting faster and the team is getting stronger as a whole. If we can put all of the puzzle pieces together, we are going to have a really good shot at victory this weekend."

Spencer Gallagher

No. 23 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet Silverado

This Week's GMS Racing’s Chevrolet Silverado at Iowa Speedway ... Spencer Gallagher will pilot Chassis No. 009 in the American Ethanol 200 at Iowa Speedway. This Chevrolet Silverado has served as a backup at Martinsville Speedway on March 29 to the Ryan "Pickle" London-led team but this will mark the first laps for the chassis in 2014. Prior to being in the GMS Racing fleet, Chassis No. 009 spent time at Richard Childress Racing with Brendan Gaughan.

Third Season Start … Iowa Speedway will mark Gallagher’s third start of the 2014 season with GMS Racing. Gallagher will compete in seven additional events in the No. 23 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet Silverado, including events at Pocono Raceway, Michigan International Speedway, Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, Phoenix International Raceway and at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Iowa Speedway Debutant … Friday will mark Gallagher’s first career start at the Iowa Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Las Vegas native has two ARCA Racing Series starts at the Newton, Iowa, facility. He has a career-best finish of eighth-place in July 2012.

In the Rearview Mirror: Kansas Speedway ... Spencer Gallagher last piloted the No. 23 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet Silverado on May 9 at Kansas Speedway, finishing in the 30th position due to an incident on the first lap.

Spencer Gallagher Quote:

"I’m really looking forward to taking my Allegiant Travel Chevrolet Silverado to Iowa Speedway for my first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race there. I have been to Iowa Speedway with the ARCA Racing Series, and it’s really one of my favorite tracks. The 7/8-mile size is perfect for the short-track racing that everybody loves. The multiple race grooves mean that you can make a truck work almost anywhere around the track, which helps make passing much easier for the driver. Additionally, having my teammate, Joey Coulter, there racing alongside of me is going to make the transition from driving an ARCA Racing Series car to a truck much smoother. So, I’m really looking forward to getting out there!"


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