JoeyCoulter

Hometown: Miami Springs, FL
Birthday: June 8, 1990
Car: No. 2
Team: Rum Runner Racing
Website: www.joeycoulter.com
Twitter:@joeycoulter 


World of Outlaws History: Joey Coulter made his World of Outlaws debut in 2016 after making the switch from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and XFINITY Series in 2014. Although Coulter is relatively new to dirt track racing he showed great improvement over the course of his first season on the dirt. Coulter snagged his best finish of 2016 at Rockford Speedway where he finished one spot shy of standing on the podium.


Other Racing History: Coulter started his racing career at the age of eight, competing in go-karts and the Florida FASTRUCK Series. Coulter started driving for his family team in 2009 in the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) Racing Series. In the ARCA Series, Coulter received some dirt experience, as he won the prestigious Bill France Four Crown award for his success on the diverse array of tracks in the series. In 2011, Coulter moved to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, winning the Rookie of the Year title. Coulter captured his first NASCAR win in 2012 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway. 

 

“The level of dedication and commitment that all these teams members have to just grind through and get stuff done to get to the next race – no matter what — that's what it's all about. For us Carolina [Speedway] was a perfect example. We popped  a motor, pulled back into the shop at 1:30 a.m. and got our second car ready to go. Got up at 5 a.m. and drove to Fayetteville [Motor Speedway] for another race. You don’t find that in a lot of people in racing. Everyone who runs this tour definitely has it.” 

 

 


Everyone is used to seeing you drive a racecar but what type of car do you typically drive around town?

“My daily driver was a Camaro, but now I drive a Saturn Aura. I also had a GMC 3500 Dually, but I traded that in for a Chevy Traverse. So I kind of went from a bachelor garage to a family garage [with the birth of our daughter].”

 


What was your first job?

“My first job I was working in a small race shop called Checkered Flag Racing down in Florida. I kind of did everything, but I did a lot of the grunt work - cleaning the shop, cleaning the cars, went and helped at the race track some.

 


If you could go back in time to any race at any track, where would you go?

I would want to go back in time to anywhere to be able to watch Rick Eckert race when he still had his mullet. Somebody showed me this awesome picture that was in black and white, and he had to be in his twenties, but it was a pretty amazing mullet. I showed Rick the picture, and I told him he should bring the mullet back while he still has the hair to do it with.

 


If you had an unlimited budget to build a racetrack what kind of track would you build?

“I would have a half-mile track with about 25-degree banking, and I would somehow figure out a way to easily change it back and forth from dirt to pavement. Or I could just make the dirt track a little bigger and put a pavement track around the infield. Now I just have to work on the whole unlimited budget thing and then maybe I would have something.”



 

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